North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association


Program Book

Continuing Education Credits

ND Department of Health - Division of EMS has approved the hours of this conference for continuing education for the EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic levels.  NCCR sessions listed are based on the NREMT 2016 NCCP national content model.   Visit the website for more detailed NCCP information for your level.


Certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of each session. It is your responsibility to secure these certificates at the end of each class. Put your name on the certificates so if they are lost, they can be returned. The number of CEU’s available can be estimated by looking at which sessions you plan to attend as the hours are found after each session description or topic.  If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the start of the session or leave 10 minutes prior to the end of the session, NO CEU credit will be given.

Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) Recertification

EMR’s can attend the 2023 EMS annual conference to recertify their EMR certification.  You must obtain 16 hours of CEU credits by attending 8 hours of specific NCCR content, and 8 hours of LCCR content.  If you do not receive the entire 16 hours of CEU’s at the Annual Conference, you can obtain remaining hours at your EMS agency or elsewhere.  Please see the chart below or visit our website for more information on the subject matter for each NCCR category.

A handout will be provided at the conference to better assist EMR’s on which NCCR sessions are applicable to their recertification.

Required National (NCCR) = 8 Hours

Airway, Respiration and Ventilation – 1 hour

Cardiovascular – 2.5 hours

Trauma – 0.5 hour

Medical – 3 hours

Operations – 1 hour

*CPR refresher completion is applicable toward 2.5 NCCR hours in the Airway and Cardiovascular categories.

Required Local (LCCR) = 4 Hours

Required Individual (ICCR) = 4 Hours

You must have at least three (3) different subjects in the LCCR and ICCR categories.  This can include EVOC, Auto Extrication, and other medical-related courses and certifications. 

Refreshment Breaks

Water and coffee will be provided starting at 7:00am each day near the registration area. A light snack will be served starting at 9:00am each day of conference. Lunch is on your own all three days of conference. Afternoon snacks will be provided starting at 2:00pm. Bottled water will be provided. Every effort is made to provide you quality and healthy refreshments.

Media Recording and Disclaimers

Recording of any kind is not permitted during the EMS Conference without written consent of the presenter and the North Dakota EMS Association (NDEMSA).

The annual conference will run all three days regardless of weather.  In the event of flight delays or an emergency NDEMSA reserves the right to substitute qualified presenters.  NDEMSA has the exclusive right to photograph or video record conference attendees for the purpose of advertising, publicity, or use for future events without compensation to the conference attendees and all rights, and interest therein shall be property of NDEMSA.  The conference attendee list, including name and service affiliation, may be shared with exhibitors.  Credit card or other personal information is not shared with third parties. 

Bismarck Event Center

The Bismarck Event Center does not allow any outside food or drink into their facility. Room temperatures vary so consider a light jacket. As part of your registration, free parking is provided adjacent to the Bismarck Event Center.  As a reminder smoking is not allowed within 20 feet of the entrances or in any of the conference facilities.

Please pay close attention to the signage in the Bismarck Event Center. 

Your name badge MUST be worn at all times during conference sessions and in the exhibit hall.

North Dakota EMS Association

1622 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


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