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Jim Upchurch, Survival Guide

Survival Guide

by Jim Upchurch

Jim Upchurch MD, MA, NREMT practices in Montana and is board certified in Family Practice with added qualification in Geriatrics. He has a master's degree in education and human development and is licensed as a critical care paramedic. Dr. Upchurch is a 'Legacy' member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and one of the last legacy members to achieve Fellowship. Since 1985 his practice has focused on emergency medicine and EMS while providing the full spectrum of care required in a rural/frontier environment. He provides medical direction for BLS and ALS EMS systems, including critical care interfacility transport; and for the Incident Medical Specialist Program, USDA Forest Service, Northern Region. Dr. Upchurch has served as American Heart Association ACLS Regional and National faculty for Montana and represented Montana on the Council of State EMS Medical Directors of the National Association of State EMS Officials. Contact him via e-mail at

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