The future of high-fidelity medical simulation is bright, and we are happy to be a part of it! We are incredibly excited to announce a new direction and massive expansion of our simulation team. For nearly five years, BPM has worked as a trusted partner of Simulation in Motion Montana, Inc (SIM-MT). Together, we built the largest mobile simulation program in the United States. Over 16,000 learners from the Montana Army National Guard, the National Park System, the Montana Hospital Association and many others have endured experiential learning through our education program. As of August 30, 2021, BPM and SIM-MT have concluded our professional relationship.
The 2021 wildfire season has already burned nearly 3.4 million acres across several states in the US. The west is facing the worst wildfire season in decades and resources have been spread thin for weeks already. We've had 100% of our resources deployed with more resource orders expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Wildfire prevention and management is a multi-agency effort, and Best Practice Medicine coordinates across federal and state agencies to help state, local, tribal, and territorial partners respond to wildfires. Here’s a brief rundown of everything we have accomplished in support of the county’s wildfire fighting efforts since the fire season began.
When I pictured where an EMT works, my immediate thought was an ambulance. That’s the only place an EMT can work, right? No! Having an EMT license can open doors across the country with job opportunities in just about any industry you can imagine.
At Best Practice Medicine, we staff the highest caliber people to be in the best seat possible for them and for our team. Today, I got the honor to sit down with one of our awesome team members, Amber Clifton, who has recently stepped into a new role as the EMT course manager. Amber started working with BPM just over a year ago, and it is so fun to hear her story of how she got to the best seat for herself in the company. Meet Amber Clifton!
At Best Practice Medicine we understand the need to provide top-rate medical care for your events, gathering, and corporate trips. BPM offers a complete range of medical services for all your health and safety needs. With a collective 130+ years of clinical, administrative, and program management experience in every distinct field of emergency medicine, we understand the workforce health and safety requirements that your unique industry needs.
Most of us remember taking a CPR course where we practice on "Dead Fred," a lifeless, limbless torso of foam. This teaching practice is in a sense medical simulation.
However, the realism of this patient, and therefore the reality of the scene, is impaired by the fact that our patients are not in-fact limbless plastic torsos. By integrating state of the art simulator mannequin technology, and employing an elite team of certified simulation specialists, we break this barrier, and we train providers with a higher caliber of realism.
Traditionally, a six year anniversary gift is candy (for sweetness) or iron (for strength). Today looking at this business we started six years ago with three guys and a dog, we have been given sweetness and strength in ways we never expected.
On average, more than 100,000 wildfires clear 4-5 million acres of land in the United States. every year. During the 2020 season, Best Practice Medicine assisted and provided medical care for firefighters who fought on over 300,000+ acres of land. Though wildfires are nothing new to the United States, Best Practice Medicine has created an emerging force providing medical care for those fighting on the frontlines of wildland fires across the country.
I started working at Best Practice Medicine (BPM) about two months ago and since I have been here I have heard of many pockets of EMS that I never knew existed, let alone just how important it is for these people to do their jobs. I began a little quest of asking questions to understand what these jobs are and who does them. This week - What’s a Mine Medic?
Active shooter events and other mass casualty incidents, particularly ones involving an active threat, have been a steadily growing occurrence in the 21st century. In the past week alone we saw 7 active shooter events in 7 days across the USA. These events bring many cross-discipline providers from Law Enforcement, EMS, and Fire Departments together to effectively respond the the event. The hurdle in preparation for these events is that these providers seldom train together in these environments. System-wide procedures and protocols are only as effective as they have been practiced and implemented. Enter: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Rural Environments (TECCRE)