Is it worth it to get a 16 week long AEMT certification at Best Practice Medicine when you can get your endorsements over a weekend and be able to do the same thing? Short answer — yes it is 100% worth it.
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!
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.
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.
Every year the world’s nine leading Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care organizations compile their most up-to-date research to improve the current CPR and ECC guidelines. This year, 2019, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation released the updated CPR and ECC guidelines near the end of November. "These annual updates," says AHA's website, "allow the rigor of a comprehensive review and expert consensus in as close to real-time as possible." So these newest "hot-off-the-press" updates will be critical in the coming months and years of your practice. They'll help you continue to stay sharp, be prepared, and stay on the cutting-edge of patient care and improved patient outcomes. Whether you're currently certified, or looking to get certified, here's what you need to know about these vital new updates.
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If you haven't heard, Best Practice Medicine, on behalf of the American Heart Association and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, is offering fully subsidized, Montana focused, Best Practices in Rural STEMI Care – The Mission Continues. This invaluable education improves care for our cardiac patients and bolsters the knowledge of providers, nurses, and EMS professionals. This clinical education program continues the mission and initiatives of the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline program, started in 2014, paused in 2018, then relaunched through March of 2020. (Get started here!).
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 Environment. 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).
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.