Caring for the youngest of our patients is a truly challenging and rewarding experience.
How prepared are you and your organization to respond to a critically ill or injured child? At Best Practice Medicine we believe that through realistic, meaningful, challenging education we can help prepare you and your team for that next pediatric encounter.
Best Practice Medicine is proud to offer the National Association of EMT’s Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course. This course is offered at no charge through grant funding provided by the Montana State EMS for Children program. Developed using the same pragmatic approach to pre-hospital education as their Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course EPC is appropriate for both BLS and ALS providers.
Students who successfully complete the EPC course will be awarded sixteen hours of accredited pediatric contact time. As a hybrid course, students must complete eight hours of well-developed online training prior to attending a scheduled classroom day of skills and simulation.
Please note, due to a high no-show rate, EMSC and BPM have implemented a deposit policy for EPC to encourage registered students to attend. To register students will need to provide a credit card number. This card will be charged $75.00 only if the student does not complete the online material and/or does not attend the practical day. Students who complete the online course and attend the practical day will not be charged for the course.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy contact us.
Interesting in hosting a Emergency Pediatric Care course? That's great, we want to here from your! Your can request a course for your team quickly and easily.
Contact EPC Coordinator Amber Olson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Five EPC courses are being planned for upcoming year. Once the host locations are confirmed links to each class will be listed here.
The scenarios presented and the level of discussion (In the EPC course) were extremely useful in thinking about the course of patient care. Hands on scenarios were very helpful in identifying skills used for treating pediatric patients.
Instructor-Led Training: An in-classroom Instructor-Led course taking approximately 15 hours over 2 days. An PALS Provider Manual and a precourse self-assessment are required. Recommended for healthcare professionals needing PALS
NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in