I've got my EMT license, now what?

Posted by Jamie Heinrich on July 19, 2021

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.

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMS Training

Meet our team: Amber Clifton

Posted by Jamie Heinrich on June 21, 2021

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!

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMT Training, EMS Training, Job Openings

What even is High-Fidelity Medical Simulation?

Posted by Jamie Heinrich on May 10, 2021

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.

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Topics: Simulation, EMS Training, Medical Residents, Industrial Staffing

What is it like to be a wildland fire EMT?

Posted by Jamie Heinrich on April 05, 2021

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. 

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMS Training, Wildland Fire EMS

New CPR & ECC Guideline Updates for 2019: What You Need To Know

Posted by Justin Hotaling on December 17, 2019

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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Topics: EMS Training, News, American Heart Association

Fully Subsidized Rural STEMI Care Training - Expiring Soon!

Posted by Nathan Williams on November 05, 2019

Have you and your organization taken advantage of this amazing opportunity?

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!).

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Topics: Events, EMS Training, News

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

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 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). 

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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

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