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

Learning and Obtaining Patient Vital Signs: Part 3 of 3

Posted by Miles Hackney on May 21, 2019

So far in this series (view Part One here; Part Two here), we've given an overview of vital signs. In this next segment, we'll go into what they represent in terms of patient physiology and clinical significance. Watch the video below or keep reading to dive in.

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Topics: EMT 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

The Best EMT Training Course In Montana

Posted by Nathan Williams on April 17, 2019

Are you interested in nursing, paramedicine, or medical school? Perhaps you want to become a ski patroller or a mountain, hunting, or whitewater guide? Learning to care for the sick and injured is an essential skill in these and other exciting careers--and a great way to launch a career in medicine or outdoor recreation. This Montana EMT course will help you stand out for future employers as a emergency medicine expert!

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

How to Perform a Rapid Trauma Assessment

Posted by Miles Hackney on April 03, 2019

Want to learn the ins and outs of performing a Rapid Trauma Assessment (RTA)? This vital skill for all EMT and EMS professionals is also invaluable for anybody in compromising emergency medical situations. Learn how to assess unresponsive individuals in the event that you witness or come upon a traumatic accident. A proper RTA can give Emergency Responders critical information when they arrive, and consists of a quick inventory of all the body systems to identify injured ones. Read on or watch the video below.

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Topics: Emergency Medical Training, EMT Training, EMS Training

Training for High Consequence Encounters: Active Shooter Scenario

Posted by Nathan Williams on March 27, 2019

Last month (Feburary 8) we ran an EMS refresher course for a fantastic group of EMTs and Paramedics here at our training campus in Bozeman. As a part of that training refresher, we created a full-on dynamic, emergency medical, rescue task force simulation based around a post active-shooter scenario. It included realistic props, obscure environments, and volunteer actors/trained medical professionals wearing full moulage makeup. This kind of hyper-realistic, immersive, simulation based education helps teams prepare mentally and physically for high consequence encounters.

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

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