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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

Advanced Airways Competencies - Requirements

03/21/2017
As the new SOP is rolling out, you may have seen that intubation will remain in the ALS scope of practice, not only for adults, but adding one attempt per OLMC in a child if unable to ventilate and oxygenate with BLS airways. Read More...

Save The Date - Region IX Trauma & Emergency Preparedness Symposium

2017 Region IX Trauma & Emergency Preparedness Symposium - Save the Date Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Clinical Practice Alert - MUMPS

03/16/2017
There is a Clinical Practice Alert regarding the recent cases of Mumps in our region. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Alert from IDPH Regarding Opioids

03/05/2017
The following memo entitled, "Increase in Fentanyl and Carfentanyl-related overdoses" was issued by the Illinois Department of Public Heath for EMS Providers. Read More...

Free Materials for Poison Control Education

02/15/2017
In Illinois, there are more people hospitalized for poisonings than for injuries from firearms and motor vehicle collisions combined! Education is the key. We invite you, your staff/team/students to join us for llinois Poison Prevention Month. FREE! Online Poison Prevention Education Course FREE! Education and Promotion Materials on Orders Received by Sunday, March 12, 2017! Read More...

March is Illinois Poison Control Month

02/14/2017
Each year, U.S. Poison Centers receive more than four million poisoning exposures calls. The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) handles over 80,000 calls annually via its FREE, confidential helpline (1-800-222-1222). Of those calls, almost half involved children 5 years of age and under but the most serious cause involved an adult. Read More...

2017 Standing Meeting Dates and Locations are posted

09/09/2016
The system has posted the dates and locations for system meetings of the Standing Committees. These dates may also be found in the 2017 calendar postings. Read More...
View All Upcoming Meetings & Classes

PBPI Committee Meeting

April 05, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

April 12, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

April 27, 2017 @ NCH LC 3 & 4
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

April 28, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

May 02, 2017 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

May 03, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

May 03, 2017 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

May 10, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

May 11, 2017 @ NCH LC 1-2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

May 19, 2017 @ NCH LC 3 & 4
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