Thank you to the 86 attendees who attended the SE Conference. Next years conference will be February 1-3, 2019.

2018 Annual Southeast Region EMS Conference

January 13-14 , 2018

Jamestown, North Dakota

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Join Us Friday, January 12, 2018 

AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Preconference

                     Limit 30 Attendees

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Schedule at a Glance

Friday, January 12, 2018 Preconference

 PEARS course

12pm- 9pm

Limit 30 Attendees

(Lunch is not provided)

The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation.

During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

PEARS is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • ·       Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • ·       Nurse practitioners
  • ·       Physician assistants
  • ·       EMTs,
  • ·       Respiratory therapists
  • ·       Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • ·       Outpatient clinic staff
  • ·       School-based providers
  • ·       Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children
  • Features
  • ·       Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
  • ·       Uses realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike animations
  • ·       Includes AHA’s systematic approach to assess, recognize, and stabilize pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • ·       Uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • ·       Enhances skills in recognizing respiratory emergencies, shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest
  • ·       Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

NCCR Credit for PEARS


Saturday, January 13, 2018



Session Name


08:00-10:00 am


Special Healthcare needs

Ron Lawler

10:00-10:30 am

0.5 NCCR


Katy Kressin

1030-11:00 am

0.5 NCCR


Stefan Hofer

11:00-12:00 pm


Zoll Lifevest

Meaghan Mistro- Zoll lifevest Territory Manager

12:00-1:00 pm


Lunch Provided

1:00- 2:00 pm


Search and Rescue

Stefan Hofer

2:00- 3:30 pm

1.5 NCCR


Sanford Hospital Stroke Center

3:30- 4:00 pm

0.5 NCCR


Randy Severson

4:00-5:00 pm


Situational Awareness: The Perham Area EMS Emergency

Perham EMS- Mark Ebeling and Barb Felt

Sunday, January 14, 2018



Session Name


8:00-9:00 am

 1 NCCR Psychiatric


Jason Eblen

9:00-10:00 am

 1 NCCR Toxicological


Jamestown Task Force


1 NCCR Research


Ron Lawler


0.5 Culture of Safety

Culture of Safety

PJ Hardy


0.5 Pediatric Transport

Pediatric transport

PJ Hardy

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch Provided

SE Annual Meeting


1:00-5:00 pm

Hands On training in the afternoon with SIMND and Sanford Health EMS education


1 hour sessions 4 sessions

1 NCCR Trauma Triage

Trauma Triage

Tom Taylor

0.5 NCCR Hemorrhage control

Hemorrhage Control

Bob Seifert

BLS 0.5 NCCR Chest Pain/ 1 LCCR Cardiac Arrest

ALS 0.5 NCCR Chest Pain/ 0.5 Post-resuscitation

Adult MI

SIM ND 2 teams

1 NCCR At risk Population/ 1 NCCR CNS injuries

Shaken Baby

SIM ND 2 teams


Continuing Education:

 CEUs consisted of 9 hours of CEUs on Friday,  8 hours of CEU's on Saturday, and 8  hours of CEU's on Sunday have been approved by the Division of EMS.  This conference is also grant eligible.

EMR and EMT Refreshers:

Because of the National Registry EMT Pilot Project for North Dakota refreshers are essentially a thing of the past.  You will need to complete your designated hours in the National, Local, and Individual hour categories.  At the SE Conference you will find hours in the National category as well as hours that can be applied to either Local or Individual categories.  Please view the chart below for more information.

National Registry Continued Competency Hour Requirements
Provider Level National (NCCR) Local (LCCR) Individual (ICCR) Total Hours
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 8 Hours 4 Hours 4 Hours 16 Hours
Advanced First Aid Ambulance (AFA-A) 20 Hours 10 Hours 10 Hours 40 Hours
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 20 Hours 10 Hours 10 Hours 40 Hours
Advanced EMT (AEMT) 25 Hours 12.5 Hours 12.5 Hours 50 Hours
Paramedic 30 Hours 15 Hours 15 Hours 60 Hours


Need a Place to Stay?

NDEMSA has made lodging arrangements with the Quality Inn and Suites.  The room block will be released on December 18 th at the Quality Inn and Suites.  Make your reservations soon!!  Be sure to mention that you are with the EMS Conference when making your reservations.  After the release date additional rooms may be available at any of the hotels in Jamestown, however the special conference pricing may no longer be available.

Quality Inn and Suites

507 - 25th Street Southwest
Jamestown, ND 58401
(701) 252-3611

Rooms are $89.00/night plus tax

*Ask for the EMS Conference Block*

How to Register

How to Register

Method 1:  Complete and mail in the brochure 

       -Return the brochure, along with your payment (check or provide credit card number), to:                                                                                                   NDEMSA, 1622 East Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND 58503.

Method 2:  Register online click here and pay with your credit card.  Online ends 1/12/2018!

Method 3:  Register on site in Jamestown as a walk-in.  There is a $5.00 fee per day to register on-site.

How to Check NDEMSA Membership Status

On the left side of the page enter your 6-digit EMS ID number (on your badge) and your last name

If you're current: Click on member profile to see your member information

If you're expired: "Our records indicate your membership is not current" will appear

Wrong number or name: "A record with the provided license/certification number and last name could not be found"

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