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Northeast to sponsor emergency management conference in West Point

Northeast to sponsor emergency management conference in West Point

WEST POINT, Neb. – Northeast Community College will offer a conference in West Point that will provide training opportunities and continuing education credit for those employed as nurses or emergency management services (EMS).

The West Point Emergency Conference will be held Sat., June 4, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave., in West Point.

Sessions at the conference will cover several topics such as treating trauma victims in a rural area, recreational trauma treatment, opioid overdose, child abuse, drowning, farm emergencies, pediatric emergencies, among several others. A Cadaver Lab will also be the focus of a session. 

“Quality and dynamic continuing education is sometimes difficult to find in northeast Nebraska. This conference is a great opportunity for nurses and all EMS providers in Northeast Nebraska to learn from the experts right in their own area,” said Carol Rodenborg, director of EMT Paramedic programs at Northeast. “A Cadaver Lab, simulation opportunities and a wide variety of topics make this conference unique. All participants will receive up to six contact hours (CEUS), which meet continuing education guidelines for both the state of Nebraska and the National Registry.”

The conference has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Cost for nursing participants is $175. It is $155 for EMS providers. Funding for EMS contact hours is provided, in part, by the Nebraska Office of Emergency Health System. Six contact hours will be offered to each participant. For more information regarding nursing contact hours, call Heather Claussen, director of allied health at Northeast at (402) 844-7334. For contact hours for EMS hours, call Rodenborg at (402) 844-7720. 

To register, call Northeast Community College in West Point at (402) 372-2269.