Emergency Medical Services and Trauma
Division of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (DEMST) serves as North
Dakota's lead emergency medical services (EMS) agency.
Licensing ambulance services and quick
Training, testing, certification and licensure of EMS personnel.
Coordinating the state trauma system.
Administering the EMS for children program.
Coordinating the state CISM team.
Coordinating the State Stroke System of Care.
Coordinating The State Cardiac System of Care.
2014-2015 Rural EMS Assistance Fund Grant Awards
Click to view.
Frequently monitor the CDC's Ebola website for up-to-date
Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
~ The above document highlights key areas for EMS personnel to
review in preparation for encountering and providing medical care to
a person with Ebola.
Further information from CDC for
all healthcare providers.
Southwest Region Conference
October 4 - 5, 2014
DEMST has approved
5 hours of CEU's on Friday, 8 CEU's on Saturday, and 8 CEU's on
Sunday for EMS providers. CEU's are awarded for recertification
using the NCCR, LCCR, and ICCR requirements and certificates will be
given at the conclusion of each individual session.
Community Ambulance Service of
NCCR Weekend - October 11 & 12,
See information brochure here.
2nd Annual (NCCR) EMS Conference
From The Bakken To
November 15, 2014
Bismarck, Fargo, Williston
DEMST approved NCCR/LCCR CEUs are noted on the brochure.
Certificates are awarded at the conclusion of each individual
session. CEUs will be awarded for EMR, EMT, and Paramedic
recertification. For more information, view available at
For more education opportunities
see the EMS Continuing Education / Training Opportunities Page
Input Needed for Cardiac Arrest Treatment Portal
M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, North and South Dakota have
been working with Ralph Renger, Ph.D. with the University of North
Dakota as our evaluation leader for the LUCAS project. Ralph and
his team have interviewed several Subject Matter Experts (SME's) from
dispatchers, BLS providers, ALS providers, critical access hospitals,
and tertiary hospitals in an effort to see a full and detailed picture
of how you care for the cardiac arrest patient. Through this
course, process flow maps showing each step along the way have been
Our evaluators are now asking FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.
We are asking for 5-10 minutes to review the process flow maps specific
to your role in caring for a cardiac arrest patient and provide
commentary on accuracy or modifications you may feel are necessary.
Feedback can be provided by utilizing the IT portal or submitted on
To access the map, please visit the website below
and indicate the method of response you prefer. Your comments will
help enhance the evaluation process moving forward.
Currently only the ALS provider and Critical
Access Hospital portal is available...however continue to check back
often. YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED!!
Makenzie McPherson, MPH
UND Center for Rural
Lucas Mechanical CPR Device Grant Opportunity
Click here to see information that has
been mailed to all ambulances in ND.
Click here for training
information located on the NDEMSA website.
Squad Leader's Guide to Big Picture
How to Use Big Picture
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With the ongoing transition, please make
sure you are using the correct forms and checking the correct courses on
those forms to be sure you get the correct paperwork.
**Contact the DEMST office with any questions**
||National Standard Curriculum Ends
||Transition Must Be Completed
||December 31, 2011
||September 30, 2016
||December 31, 2011
||March 31, 2016
||March 31, 2011
||March 31, 2017
||December 31, 2013
||March 31, 2019
||January 1, 2013
||March 31, 2017
Any individual who encounters or recognizes a situation in which an EMS
safety event occurred, or could have occurred, is strongly encouraged to
submit a report by completing the appropriate E.V.E.N.T. Notification
Tool. The confidentiality and anonymity of this reporting tool is
designed to encourage EMS practitioners to readily report EMS safety
events without fear of repercussion.