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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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NAEMSE Instructor 1 Courses offered In Illinois in 2019

The National EMS Instructor Courses have been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. Read More...

November, 2018 EMS System Report Now Available

The EMS System Report for the month of November is here. Read More...

Benzocaine being removed from ambulances and stock

Benzocaine 20% spray has been determined to carry an excessive risk of causing methemoglobinemia in some patients. Because methemoglobin is unable to carry oxygen, the condition can be life-threatening, causing cyanosis, confusion, cardiovascular instability, and coma if not recognized and treated rapidly at a hospital. Read More...

Microdot Glucose Meter user information

User information about the new glucose meters can be found on the Standards of Practice Tab / Procedure Manual page. Or, click Read More to go directly to the new user information. Read More...

Where you can locate the information on King Vision

The documentation and forms for the King Vision is located on the Procedure Manual Tab. Read More...

King Vision Evaluation Form is available online

Dr. Jordan requires an evaluation form be completed for each of your first twenty attempts, using the King Vision device. Read More...

2018 Meeting Dates

Here is a listing of regular meeting dates for system committees. This list is accurate as of January 17, 2018. As always, please refer to the meeting calendar on the home page for any changes or updates. Read More...
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PBPI Committee Meeting

January 02, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

January 02, 2019 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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Education Committee Bi-monthly Meeting (Changed Date)

January 08, 2019 @ LC - 1 & 2
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

January 09, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

January 10, 2019 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

January 18, 2019 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

January 24, 2019 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

January 25, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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PBPI Committee Meeting

February 06, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

February 13, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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EMS Staff

Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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