Best Practice Medicine Launches New Tactical Medicine Division With New Course: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care - Rural Edition!

Posted by Nathan Williams on October 11, 2019

Bozeman, MT, October 11, 2019 - This just in: Best Practice Medicine, a professional medical education company founded in Montana, with locations in Flathead County and Bozeman, has launched a new division: Tactical Medicine (TAC-MED) Division. With that, a brand new course has been created, especially for the rural context: TECC-RE: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care - Rural Edition. For those who want to train and prepare for high-threat prehospital environments (urban or rural) or battlefield casualty scenarios, the new TAC-MED division seeks to thoroughly train and prepare all those interested in this field. Best Practice Medicine is proud to also be offering both Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) courses. (Click here for more information). 

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, Events, EMS Training, News

How to Place and Acquire a 12-Lead Diagnostic EKG

Posted by Loren Deichman on August 05, 2019

Today, with Best Practice Medicine Co-Founder (and COO), Loren Deichman, and your BPM-TV host Miles Hackney, we'll be giving an in-depth description of how to place and obtain a diagnostic quality electrocardiogram. Quick trivia: Did you know electrocardiogram is abbreviated as both EKG and ECG? In German it's "Elektro-kardiographie"; in English it's "electrocardiography". An EKG is a record of electrical current in the heart over time. For many EMTs and Paramedics a 12-lead EKG is a vital tool in patient care. OK, let's dive in! Watch the video below or read on for the point by point training. 

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMT Training, EMS Training

Best Practice Medicine Opens New Campus In Flathead County, MT

Posted by Nathan Williams on July 01, 2019

Bozeman, MT, July 1, 2019 - This just in: Best Practice Medicine, a professional medical education company founded in Montana, has officially opened a new campus location in Flathead County, MT. With a main campus based in Bozeman, supporting a passionate team of over 50 educators, from Culbertson to Kalispell, this second campus will serve medical providers from Western MT, Northern ID, Eastern WA, and Canada. Strategically located at 600 Windmill Drive in Columbia Falls, the mountains of Glacier National Park within view, the campus will continue the mission of Best Practice Medicine, to bring high-quality medical education to all of Montana--and beyond.

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMT Training, EMS Training, News

NREMT Practical Skills How-To: Extremity Splinting - Knee or Tibia/Fibula

Posted by Miles Hackney on July 01, 2019

Thanks for being a part of this awesome education community. Today we'll be continuing our exploration of splinting and immobilization of lower extremities. Remember, when performing any splinting intervention, we begin with manual stabilization of the injured part, followed by initial assessment of the patient's circulation, sensation, and movement (CSMs). Keep reading or watch our video to get the full scoop on splinting lower leg injuries. 

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMT Training, EMS Training

NREMT Practical Skills How-To: Extremity Splinting - Ankle

Posted by Miles Hackney on June 24, 2019

Thanks for joining us! This is Miles with Best Practice Medicine. Today's post is another in our series covering extremity immobilization and splinting. In this, and the next few posts, we'll be covering immobilization of the lower extremities, including knees, ankles, and feet, and the upper and lower legs. Watch the video or read along below!

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMT Training, EMS Training

Meet Best Practice Medicine: Loren Deichman Interview

Posted by Matt MaCoy on June 14, 2019

The heart and soul of Best Practice Medicine is its amazing people, the leadership and staff dedicated to providing world-class medical education and training to teams and providers across Montana and beyond. Today, we have the privilege to meet and interview Loren Deichman, co-founder/co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of Best Practice Medicine. Watch the video below or keep reading for the full interview with Loren. 

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, News

BREAKING NEWS: SIM-MT Achieves Accreditation From Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Posted by Nathan Williams on May 29, 2019

Bozeman, MT, May 29, 2019 - This just in: Best Practice Medicine, a professional medical education company, and Simulation in Motion Montana, Inc. (a partnership known as SIM-MT) are pleased to announce a new achievement in healthcare simulation accreditation. After an extensive review, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs granted SIM-MT provisional accreditation, making them an official Accredited Simulation Program. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) is the internationally recognized accrediting body of simulation in healthcare. This esteemed recognition makes SIM-MT the first and only SSH Accredited mobile simulation program in the world!

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Topics: Simulation, Emergency Medical Training, News

Learning and Obtaining Patient Vital Signs: Part 2 of 3

Posted by Miles Hackney on May 13, 2019

This is the second installation of our 3-part overview of vital signs in pre-hospital settings. In this portion we will be talking about pulse oximetry, blood glucometry and the mental assessment scale AVPU. To review the content in the first installment on vitals check out our previous blog post: Learning and Obtaining Vitals Pt. 1 of 3. Watch our video below or keep reading for more.

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMS Training, Vital Signs

Learning and Obtaining Patient Vital Signs: Part 1 of 3

Posted by Miles Hackney on May 06, 2019

Obtaining a good set of vitals early and often is a key role of pre-hospital life support professionals as it provides a trend to contextualize patient improvement or deterioration. Whether you're a brand new EMT or a seasoned EMS professional these are the fundamentals you want to learn and master. Today, we're going to be doing a brief overview of fundamental vital signs, what they represent, why they're important to our clinical practice, and how to obtain them. (Watch the video below or keep reading!).

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMT Training, EMS Training

A Week With MT Army National Guard | Simulation in Motion - Montana

Posted by Matt MaCoy on April 30, 2019

The golden March sunrise cuts through the cold morning fog as the ignition of two Sikorsky HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters crescendos. It’s all hands on deck at the Helena air base with a dozen Montana National Guardsmen scurrying about, rigging up for their mission. But, rather than some foreign insurgency or a dramatic mountain rescue, there is another objective in store for the day. The mission on the minds of the Guardsmen in C-Company of the 1-189th is that of refining and perfecting their medical practice so when disaster does strike, they are prepared.

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Topics: Simulation, Emergency Medical Training

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