North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association

The 2021 Northeast Conference

February 13-14, 2021 

The Hilton Garden Inn

2021 Annual  Northeast Region EMS Conference

February 12-14, 2021
Grand Forks, North Dakota

The Northeast Board of Directors are currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following the North Dakota Restart Guidelines. Although North Dakota is in the low risk level, the North Dakota EMS Association will do everything in our power to keep the attendees safe, unfortunately there is always a risk. We limited the size of the conference to 75 attendees, there will be distance in the seating, mask requirements, and sanitation areas throughout the conference. There will be more announcements made before the conference with other suggestions that may help with social distancing. There will be no walk ins.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office with any questions or concerns. Your safety is important. As much as we would like you to join us, if you have any reservations, experiencing any symptoms or have been in contact with someone exposed, please do not attend. You will get fully refunded. 

The Hilton Garden Inn of Grand Forks will be hosting the 2021 Annual Northeast Regional EMS Conference. 

February 13-14, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn

4301 James Ray Dr.

Grand Forks ND 58201

with the Preconference at-

February 12, 2021

Altru Rehab- Basement 

1300 S Columbia Road 

Grand Forks ND, 58203

Register for the Northeast Region EMS Conference: Here

NCCR Classes offered this year at the Northeast 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

 Topics  covered at the conference include:

Friday, February 12



Altru Rehab- Basement 1300 S Columbia Road Grand Forks

Post resuscitation care-1 NCCR

OB Emergencies- 0.5 NCCR

CNS Injuries- 1 NCCR

Saturday, February 13

8:00-9:00: At Risk population-1 NCCR- Margot Miller, NP, Altru Health System

9:00-10:00: Pediatric Transport- 1 NCCR- Carma Hanson, Altru Health System

10:00-11:00: Capnography- 1 NCCR-Nathan Koland, CRNA, Altru Health System

11:00-11:30: Culture of Safety- 0.5 NCCR-Rachel Fuller, RN, Altru Health System

11:30-1300: Lunch

13:00- 1400: Stroke Update- 1 NCCR- Lyndie Quirk, RN, Altru Health System

1400- 1500: Hemorrhage Control –1 NCCR- Dr. Korderas, Altru Health System

1500-1600: Trauma Triage- 1 NCCR-Leigh Laroque, RN, Altru Health System

1600-1700: Organ Donation- 1 LCCR-Andy Anderson

Sunday, February 14

0800-0830: Post Resuscitation Care- 0.5 NCCR-Kristina Braaten, RN, Altru Health System

0830-0900: Toxicology Emergencies-0.5 NCCR- Robert Buelow, Grand Forks PD

0900-1000: VAD’s –1 NCCR- Alyssa Geatz, Paramedic, Altru Health System

1000-1100: Neurological/Seizures- 1 hr. NCCR- Dr Alex Marsh, MD, Altru Health System

1100-1230: Lunch

1230-1330: Psych Emergencies- 1 hr. NCCR- Jamie Wald, RN, Altru Health System

1330-1430: Coping with Trauma- 1 hr. LCCR- Chris Hutton, Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Deputy

1430-1530: My Sister the Patient- (Covers the Special Health Care Needs Requirements)- Kim Spivak, RN, Altru Health System

1530-1630: EMS Research- 1 hr. NCCR-Wilson McGraw, Paramedic, Altru Health System

Continuing Education:

 3 hours of CEU's on Friday, 7.5 hours of CEU's on Saturday, and 7 hours of CEU's on Sunday have been approved by the Division of Emergency Medical Systems.This conference is also grant eligible.


Hilton Garden Inn

4301 James Ray Dr.

Grand Forks ND 58203

Phone: 701-775-6000

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Refund Policy

Membership Dues are NOT refundable. The conference registration fees, less a $15.00 processing fee, are refundable if written notice of cancellation is received before 5:00 pm (CST) January 31st. If written notice of cancellation is received after January 31st but before 5:00 pm (CST) February 7th registration fees, less a $25.00 processing fee, will be refunded. Substitutions for cancellation will be allowed with written notice. All refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the conference.

DEMS Grant and Continuing Education Credits:

The Division of EMS has made the Continuing Education Grant available to help cover costs of travel and attendance.  This grant must be applied for by a licensed North Dakota EMS Agency.  The grant can be found at

How to Check NDEMSA Membership Status

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"

We look forward to seeing you in Grand Forks at the 2021 Annual Northeast Region EMS Conference!

North Dakota EMS Association

1622 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


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