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Welcome to the Northwest Community EMS System

The Northwest Community System is composed of a Resource Hospital, five associate hospitals and twenty-four provider agencies covering the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Our EMS system has the distinction of being the first advanced life support sytem in the State of Illinois and the first multi-juristictional EMS system in the country.  We encouter over 60,000 patients per year. Learn more about us...



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BREAKING NEWS

Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC and Reported Cases of Adverse Events

09/14/2021
The purpose of this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory is to alert public health departments, healthcare professionals, first responders, poison control centers, laboratories, and the public to the increased availability of cannabis products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the potential for adverse events due to insufficient labeling of products containing THC and cannabidiol (CBD). Read More...
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Twenty Years Later...

09/11/2021
We remember the tragedy and the sacrifices of twenty years ago. Here is but one such thought. Read More...
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Covid-19 Executive Order #88 from Gov. Pritzker

09/05/2021
This is the latest mandate from the state regarding Covid-19. Please read and distribute widely to all EMS personnel so we are all operating under the same set of understandings. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Legal Analysis of Criminal Charges against PMs for Ketamine use.

09/03/2021
This case is going to have intense national scrutiny and may be a game changer for EMS... Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

WHO weekly Epdemiological update for the week of August 31, 2021

Here is the weekly update that discusses the Mu variant. Read More...
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Guidance For Behavioral Health Calls

07/22/2021
The system is updating guidance for behavioral health calls where law enforcement personnel are reluctant to assist, for various reasons. Read More...
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

September 24, 2021 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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PBPI Committee Meeting

October 06, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

October 13, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

October 22, 2021 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

October 28, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

November 02, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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PBPI Committee Meeting

November 03, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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R&D Committee Meeting

November 03, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

November 10, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Advisory Board Meeting

November 11, 2021 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Connie Mattera, RN
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