Thank you to all of the attendees, presenters, and sponsors at the 2017 SW Conference. See you at the 2018 SW Conference September 28-30th!

Southwest Region Conference

 The Southwest Region EMS Conference is being held September 30 and October 1, 2017 at the Medora Community Center. Once again, NDEMSA is excited to partner up awith North Dakota Safety Council again to offer Oil and Gas Training to Emergency First Responders.

The weekend is going to start with a preconference Friday, September 29th with the Region's and SIM ND.  Regions  is partnering with SIM ND to provide an afternoon of classroom and hands-on  training. A few of the topics Regions will be covering are Trauma Triage, OB Emergency, Hemorrhage Control and CNS Injuries

Saturday will have a wide variety of breakout sessions featuring both LCCR and NCCR hours. Pediatric Trauma and Transportation, Workplace Violence, Diabetes, ACS, Opioid Awareness, Crew Resource Management, Worksites in the Bakken: Unique Risks for Emergency Responders, Responding to Pipeline Emergencies, and Pain Management.   

Sunday sessions include Infectious Disease, Immunological, Artificial Ventilation. Advanced Airway in Perfusing Patient, Evidence Based Guidelines, Ambulance Safety, Fluid Resuscitation. Hygiene/ Vaccinations, Cardiac Arrest, and Disasters Engagement, and Resilience.  

Registration for the SW conference will be available August 15th, 2017. There is still time to book your hotel under the NDEMSA block at the American Inn Motel and Suites for 82.10 a night. The block will be closed August 29th.  We hope to see you in September!

Download the 2017 SW Brochure

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 HERE and pay with your credit card.  Online ends 9/29/2017!

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

Need a Place to Stay?

NDEMSA has made lodging arrangements with the AmericInn Motel.  The room block will be released on August 24th at the AmericInn.  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 Medora, however the special conference pricing may no longer be available.

AmericInn Motel

75 East River Road South
Medora, ND 58645
For reservations call: (701) 623-4800

Rooms are $82.10/night plus tax

*Ask for the EMS Conference Block*

Continuing Education:

DEMST has approved 5 hours of CEU’s on Friday, 8 CEU’s on Saturday, and 8 CEU’s on Sunday for EMS providers.  Certificates are awarded at the conclusion of each individual session.  CEU’s will be awarded for recertification using the National (NCCR), Local (LCCR), and  Individual (ICCR) National Registry requirements.  View our   website at for more details.


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 SW 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

We hope to see you in Medora on September 23th and 24th for the 2016 Annual Southwest Region EMS Conference!

1622 East Interstate Avenue - Bismarck, North Dakota 58503 - 701.221.0567

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