The 2019 Southwest Conference is September 20-22 in Medora.

NCCR Classes offered in 2019 at the Southwest Conference 

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


Southwest Region Conference

September 28-30th, 2018

Register Here

2018 SW Brochure

The SW conference in Medora is being held September 28-30th. Once again, the SW Board of Directors and the North Dakota Safety Council created an amazing line up.

The Friday preconference will be trauma/ triage using an active triage & table top exercise followed by 12 -lead interpretation.

Saturday morning opens with a discussion on opioids and “Walk in the Park”.  The Walk in the Park presentation talks about the potential hazards of being outdoors regarding encounters with certain plants and animals. It will also share how to avoid these plants and animals and what first aid is needed to treat these situations. Other sessions presented on Saturday will be hemorrhage control, mental health, self-protection for Responders, humor in EMS, and culture of safety.  Self-Protection for Responders is a hands-on course and attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable loose fit clothing.

Sunday, September 30, will consist of a BLS and an ALS track. The ALS track will consist of diabetes, difficult airway, and post resuscitation and ACS. The BLS track contains stroke, special health care needs, pediatrics and transport, neurological and seizures, VADs, at-risk populations, and roles of research. 

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

Download the 2018 SW Brochure here

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 9/27/2018!

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 27th 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 6 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.


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 29th and 30th for the 2018 Annual Southwest Region EMS Conference!

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

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