September 21–23, 2017
2017 Rural Nevada EMS Conference


Please Note
Registration is required

September 21–23, 2017

Please Note: This event has already occurred.

An opportunity to gather information as to what's happening currently in EMS: patient report writing, how to write protocols that fit your needs, updated info on using O2 and spinal immobilization.

Mark your calendar and make hotel reservations now! You will not want to miss the 2017 EMS Conference.

We listened to you and read the evaluations, and have tried to meet your requests. You won't want to miss out on the pre-conference classes. They include Rope Rescue Basics for Emergency Responders, CEVO (Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator), Destination Unknown, ITLS ACCESS, Hazmat EMS, Basic Water Rescue, One Stop Shopping, and last but not least, Steve Murphy's – The Basics of Human Anatomy Cadaver Class. Classes will be held all day and into the night! Sign up now, as some of the classes have a limited amount of students.

Thursday night is MEGA CODE night. You will have a chance to practice your medical skills, get CEUs and eat PIZZA!

Throughout the conference, there will be several opportunities to gather information as to what's happening currently in EMS: patient report writing, how to write protocols that fit your needs, updated info on using O2 and spinal immobilization, just to name a few. Attend the Town Hall meeting or What's New in EMS class and find out what's going on.

As for the general sessions and breakouts: they are fantastic this year. How can they not be with Steve, Kirk and Rick?! We've included pediatrics, geriatrics, IV and lung sound refreshers, TRIAGE, Wilderness Medicine and many more.

We would like to thank Newmont Gold for being a major contributor to the conference again this year. We couldn't do it without you!

Come join us for some learning, networking, eating and having a great time.


  • Barrick NV Mine Rescue Teams
  • Patty Browning
    Co-owner / Operator Safetee Connections
    Tonopah, NV
  • Ron Browning
    Co-owner/Operator Safetee Connections
    Tonopah, NV
  • Lee Cabaniss, NRP Ambulance
    Director Elko County Ambulance
    Elko, NV
  • Elko Fire Department
  • Robert W. Elliott
    EMS & Nye County SAR Instructor
    Emergency Responder, Tonopah Test Range
    Tonopah, NV
  • Trudy Esrey, RD, CDE
    TrialNet Clinical Research Coordinator
    Stanford University, Dept of Pediatric
    Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Stanford, CA
  • Mike Hoover, NRP
    Clinical Education
    Elko County Ambulance
    Elko, NV
  • Rick Howard, RN, B.S.
    Battalion Chief
    Lehi Fire Department
    Lehi, UT
  • Scott Huntley
    District Fire Chief North Lyon County Fire
    Protection District
    Fernley, NV
  • Chris McHan, NRP, CACO, CAPO
    Assistant Director
    Elko County Ambulance
    Elko, NV
  • John C-H Mittelman, B.S., NRP
    Mt. Nebo Training and Paramedic
    Lead Instructor Coordinator
    SLC, UT
  • Kirk Mittelman NREMT-P
    Paramedic Program Director Mt. Nebo Paramedic, LLC
    SLC, UT
  • Margaret Mittelman NREMT-P
    Associate Professor Utah Valley University
    Provo, UT
  • John Mohler – RN, BSN, CFRN, CCRN
    John Mohler & Co.
    Carlin, NV
  • Steve Murphy, EMT-P
    Division Chief Training & Education – Retired
    Orange Beach, AL
  • Newmont Mine Rescue
  • Jerry Yeager
    Instructor & Safety Advisor Nye County SAR Commander
    Tonopah, NV

Pre-Conference Sessions

  • The Basics of Human Anatomy
    Steve Murphy
    You asked for it – you got it! Murph is back with this 4 hour workshop to review the basic anatomical terms associated with the medical profession while combining several hands-on assessment techniques. A variety of pig parts will be used to compare their structure and function to that of human patients. Come join us in this fast paced, extremely useful HANDS-ON workshop. This class will offer a morning and afternoon session (Pre-registration is required – limit of 30)
  • Basic Water Rescue
    Kirk and John Mittelman
    Get your swim suits, bring your towel and goggles and join Kirk and John for a hands-on pool session. Topics covered include safety tips, rescue, packaging and resuscitation methods that may or may not only save the patient's life but keep the rescuer safe as well. Please plan to get wet and out of your comfort zone! (Pre-registration required – limit 20)
  • CEVO [Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator]
    Newmont Mine Rescue
    CEVO was first introduced in the 90's for fire, police and emergency medical personnel. Since then over 500,000 emergency responders have been trained with CEVO. What a great opportunity for individuals and services to take and learn how to properly drive emergency vehicles. (Pre-registration required – limit of 20)
  • Destination Unknown
    Robert Elliott & Jerry Yeager
    In this 8 hour, pre-conference course we will explore and demonstrate some basic survival and first aid skills, equipment and techniques with each student. Come prepared to be outside. Training Location Base Camp: Elko Convention Center and outlying areas Students will be required to spend much of this outdoor training in a field environment for the duration of training.
  • Hazmat EMS
    Elko Fire Department
    Check it out!! This class will cover the scope of NFPA 473 and the competencies required to fulfill this standard. Topics covered will include analysis of hazmat/WMD incidents to determine health hazards, development of a plan to deliver medical treatment to exposed patients, implementation of the prehospital plan and decontamination of any patient with potential harmful substance on them. Don't miss out. (Pre-registration required – limit 30)
    John Mohler & Co
    Emergency services personnel have all felt the frustration of losing patients because they could not gain access to them in a safe and expedient manner. The ability to treat them is hampered because of their entrapment in a vehicle. ITLS ACCESS addresses how to gain access to patients safely, quickly and efficiently, using only the tools that are carried or can easily be added to the emergency response vehicle. This allows us to "give back" some of the Golden Hour to the person who needs it most, the patient. (Pre-registration required – limit 20) (This class is being sponsored by Barrick Nevada and Small Mines Development.)
  • One Stop Shopping Part 1 – CPR Recert
    Barrick NV Goldstrike Mine Rescue
    Do you need to recertify your EMS certification this year? This 4 hour class will get you a new CPR card and you will be good to go for 2 more years! (Pre-registration required – limit 20)
  • One Stop Shopping Part 2 – EMT/AEMT Skills Check Off
    Barrick NV Goldstrike Mine Rescue
    Avoid the last minute stuff – EMTs and AEMTs can get their skills checked off and be ready to go to recertify. (Pre-registration required – limit 20)
  • Rope Rescue Basics for Emergency Responders
    Newmont Mine Rescue
    This session will be a hands-on approach to the basics of rope rescue work. Attendees will learn the basic of and have a chance to work with rappel lines, lowering systems, mechanical advantages and raising systems. (Pre-registration required – limit of 30)

Sponsorship & Accreditation

The conference is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada Office of Rural Health, and NV AHEC Program, which is an approved provider by the Nevada State Emergency Medical Services Section. The three-day conference has been submitted for up to 26 CEUs for EMS providers. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has submitted for up to 12 of nursing education credit.


Refunds will be given to those who have prepaid. All refunds must be requested in writing no later than September 4, 2017.


The conference will be held at the Elko Convention Center located at 700 Moren Way (just off Idaho Street) in Elko, NV. For more information on Elko, you can visit

Many heartfelt thanks to the Elko Convention Center for their continued support of the EMS Conference for all of these years. It wouldn't have happened without them. Please take the time to thank them.


  • Travel Lodge
    1785 Idaho St.
    (775) 753-7477
    Single – $40.00 plus tax Double – $48.00 plus tax Ask for "EMS Conference"
  • Super 8 Motel – Elko
    1755 Idaho St.
    (775) 738-8488
    Single – $50.00 plus tax Double – $58.00 plus tax Ask for "EMS Conference"
  • Gold Country Inn & Casino
    2050 Idaho St.
    (775) 738-8421 or (800) 621-1332
    Single – $77.00 plus tax Double – $77.00 plus tax
    (Premium Kings only $87.00 + tax)
    Ask for "EMS Conference"
  • Comfort Inn Elko
    2970 Idaho St
    (775) 777-8762
    Single – $80.00 plus tax
    Discount Code "LEMS"

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and in accordance with university policy, sexual orientation, in any program or activity it operates. The University of Nevada employs only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This publication was supported by the Nevada State Health Division through General Funding from the Emergency Medical Services Section. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the Nevada State Health Division or Emergency Medical Services Section.


  • Elko Convention Center, Elko NV
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  • Conference
  • Training/Orientation
  • Audience
  • Faculty and Staff
  • General Public
  • Health Professional
  • Region
  • Rural (Other NV Area)

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