North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association

2020 Southwest Conference

September 26, 2020- Medora, ND

October 12 & 19, 2020- Online

The 2021 Conference will be held September 25-26 with a preconference on the 24th!

Letter From The Southwest Board of Directors

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the Bismarck in-person portion of the SW conference on October 11th has been cancelled. The office will begin registration refunds this week. In lieu of holding the conference in person, we are pleased to announce to be able to hold SW conference virtually October 12th (1800-210) and 19th (1800-2100)  

Monday, October 12, 2020


1800-1830 Pediatric Transport- PJ Ringdahl, Ringdahl EMS

1830-1900 Pain Management- Tom Dobryznsk,i Sanford EMS Education

1900-1930 Ventricular Assist Devices-Tom Dobryznski, Sanford EMS Education

1930-2000- Post Resuscitation Care- PJ Ringdahl, Ringdahl EMS

2000- 2030 Culture of Safety- PJ Ringdahl, Ringdahl EMS

2030-2130Drowning, do you like it warm and dry or cold and wet? - Dr. Benji Kitagawa, CHI St. Alexius Health

Monday,October 19, 2020

1730-1800 Pediatric Transport- Samantha Harrison, EMSC

1800-1900 Special Healthcare Needs- Disorders-Tyler Dekrey, Sanford EMS Education

1900-2000 Special Healthcare Needs-Diseases- Tyler Dekrey, Sanford EMS Education

2000-2100 EMS Research-Social Determinants of Health- Jolynn Rising Sun, Sanford Bismarck

Please visit  The conference prices for both is $50 members/ $65.00 nonmembers. One day registration is available. Once again thank you for understanding. We cannot wait for the day we can safely have conferences and network again. Until then stay safe and stay informed by visiting Mark April 8-10 on your calendars for the 2021 EMS Annual Conference. 

Thank you 

The Southwest Board of Directors 

NCCR Classes offered in 2020 at the Southwest Conference (between both locations)

Post Resuscitation 0.5 Hour

VADS 0.5 Hour

Stroke 1.5 Hours

Trauma Triage 1 Hour

Hemorrhage Control 0.5 Hour

Special Healthcare Needs 2 Hours

Psychiatric  1.0 Hour

Toxicological/ Opioids 0.5 Hour

Neurological/ Seizures 0.5 Hour

At Risk Populations 0.5 Hour

Culture of Safety 0.5 Hour

Pediatric Transport 0.5 Hour

Research 1.0 Hour

See Schedule Here


September 26, 2020- Community Center  Medora, ND

October 12 & 19, 2020- Online

If you have any questions about the sessions or registration, contact the office at 701-221-0567.

How to Register

Register online HERE and pay with your credit card.  Online ends once courses are full.

Need a Place to Stay?

AmericInn Motel

September 26th, 2020

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

Ramkota Hotel

October 11, 2020

800 S 3rd. St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
For reservations call: (701) 258-7700

Rooms are $109.00/night plus tax

Block Ends September 21, 2020

*Ask for the ND EMS Conference Block*


Continuing Education:

An application has been made to the DEMS has  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.


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

North Dakota EMS Association

1622 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


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