AHEC News

Updates from NEMT AHEC

Continuing education for EMS providers

April 6, 2017

Professionalismin EMS, Legal documentation in court setting
May 13, 2017, 1:00-3:30 pm
Montana Health Network, 519 PleasantStreet, Miles City, MT 59301
$15/participant
Course designed for EMTs & Paramedics
Instructor: John Carlbom,AEMT (NEMHS, Wolf Point EMS Supervisor)
John has beeninvolved in EMS for 20 years and has a background in Law Enforcement andCorrections. John started in EMS as with a volunteer service in Conrad, MT.Shortly after receiving his EMT, John joined the Emergency Training Center ofMontana and traveled throughout Montana teaching EMT courses, and EMT refreshercourses.  It was at this time John realized Montana was shortEMT’s.   John started to travel as an EMT filling in for smallercommunities and worked a full time stint with Great Falls EmergencyServices.  John has experience with 11 services, including participationwith medical stand by in North Dakota on fracking sites.  
 John hasbeen with Northeast Montana Health Services as the EMS Manager in Wolf Pointfor the last 4 years.  John’s responsibilities include balancing managerduties, pulling call, attending monthly meetings, and conducting a yearly EMTclass.   John participates in several committees including LEPC, DUITask Force, and Montana Emergency Medical Services Association (MEMSA) boardmember.
To register for the class, call Montana Health Network at (406) 234-1424 or email Beth at bbrunk@montanahealthnetwork.com. 

HealthCARE Montana Overview

January 30, 2017

Please click on the following link to access the Health CARE Montana PowerPoint: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/8961f5e1-87d2-4cca-a390-9ad69a19ce56

MedStart Camp 2017

January 19, 2017

It is that time of the year again to start thinking about MedStart Camp 2017. Please follow the link to access the application: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/bf028025-f76f-4526-82d8-505fd8b383be

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 19, 2016

From all of us at the North Eastern Montana AHEC office in Miles City: Have a wonderful, happy, safe holiday season!

November Newsletter

November 18, 2016

Please click the link to view the latest NE MT AHEC Newsletter https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/6a4b4f77-5e20-4da4-a713-f3646dc453a9

HealthCARE Montana High Impact Overview

November 18, 2016

Please click the following link to access the impact overview for HealthCARE Montana https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/c8479762-7788-4dda-aeae-8342e30de53b

CNA Training

October 31, 2016

 Please click the following link to access the Certified Nursing Assistant Soft Skills training videos: https://umt.app.box.com/v/HCMTsuccessskills

Miles City MedStart Camp 2016

August 11, 2016

The 2016 Miles City MedStart Camp is in the books. This was the first year for the Miles City Camp and the first year in AHEC and MedStart history that a camp was held east of Billings. It was a phenomenal success and went off without a hitch.
Thanks to the generosity of countless off-site hosts, various faculty presenters, sponsors,local professional presenters and the staff at Miles Community College, OneHealth and Holy Rosary Healthcare, MedStart Miles City 2016 was a great accomplishment. Here is a quick run-down of what these high school juniors and seniors participated in while they were in Miles City:
·       Miles Community College introduction, overview and tour with Vice President of Enrollment & Student Success, Jessie Dufner
·        Fitness activity with youth activity expert and advocate, Kyle Pryor
·        Rappelling at Camp Needmore in Ekalaka with Fallon and Carter County Extension Agents
·        Tour, suturing instruction and practice, EKG and Ultrasound demonstrations with Dale    Diede, PA-C, Dahl Memorial Healthcare, Ekalaka
·        EMS and Fire presentation with Sarah Lewin, EMS Officer with Miles City Fire/Rescue
·        Mental Health First Aid activity and presentation with Nicole Bergman from Youth Dynamics
·        MetiMAN demonstration and hands-on activities with Kyle Gibson, NE MT STAT Air Ambulance
·        Lunch at Holy Rosary Healthcare
·        OneHealth Montana tour and Public Health Jeopardy game with Kami, Jacklynn and Lindsay
·        Fort Keogh job information presentation with Vicki Leesburg and Kurt Reinhart
·        Dental jobs presentation with Drs. Eric and Robin Hogan and staff at Hogan Family Dental
·        Noelle birthing simulation demonstration with MCC Nursing Instructor, Rachel Finn, RN, BSN
·        Make your own pizza night at MCC with nutrition talk from Liane Vadheim from Holy Rosary
·        Art Center fun activity; print making with Mark Stevens, Education Director at WaterWorks Art Museum
·        Job Shadows with local healthcare professionals at Holy Rosary Healthcare, Miles City Fire/Rescue and Steve Atwood at MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks
·        CPR training
·        Farewell BBQ and games including Battle Balls at MCC with Aaron Stucker and Lewis Polkow
·        Students’In-A-Box final presentations and certificate presentation with Janet Bastian,CEO of Montana Health Network
On July 21st, we sent 10 students back to Billings, Colstrip, Culbertson, Ekalaka, Fairview, Glendive, Miles City and Wolf Point with new enthusiasm and knowledge for pursuing a career in the health sciences. The students had the following to say about MedStart Camp:
“I liked the birthing simulator the most.” K.K., Miles City
“I enjoyed making new friends.” T.L., Culbertson
“I really liked the job shadowing.” H.C., Glendive
“I liked the new experiences and having a better idea what the medical field occupations consist of.” K.T., Ekalaka
“I loved getting to know more about each kind of medicine. I really enjoyed the medical side of flying and the simulators we got to work with during the nursing demonstrations.” A.B., Fairview
“My favorite part about the camp was the flight nurse. It was very cool to see that job. I also really enjoyed the birthing scenario.” R.F., Colstrip
“Thank you for going through hard work for our enjoyment!” T.S., Wolf Point
“I was fascinated by all the job opportunities and medical related things we were taught. I appreciated the time you took and the effort.” M.Y., Billings

Nurse Preceptor Training

August 11, 2016

Please click the following link to access information on the upcoming Nurse Preceptor Training: 
https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/4804b4dd-2af6-4fa1-ad82-eb34510dcfc9                               Online registration is available at the following link: Nurse Preceptor Registration

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

June 22, 2016

Nine nursing students were hired at five different facilities to work as Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs) for the summer. 

Nursing students who will be entering their final year of nursing school in the fall of 2016 were recruited in February and March for a summer “internship” or Nursing student UAP position at the facilities. The Nursing student UAP is employed from early June to mid-August, works under the supervision of an RN and is paid a wage between a CNA and an LPN. The student gains invaluable experience while the facility is able to evaluate and recruit the student for potential employment as an RN.

This program has been an excellent recruitment tool through Montana Health Network and NE MT AHEC for rural facilities.