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...
Advanced Airways Competencies - Requirements
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.
Save The Date - Region IX Trauma & Emergency Preparedness Symposium
2017 Region IX Trauma & Emergency Preparedness Symposium - Save the Date
Clinical Practice Alert - MUMPS
There is a Clinical Practice Alert regarding the recent cases of Mumps in our region.
Alert from IDPH Regarding Opioids
The following memo entitled, "Increase in Fentanyl and Carfentanyl-related overdoses" was issued by the Illinois Department of Public Heath for EMS Providers.
Free Materials for Poison Control Education
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!
March is Illinois Poison Control Month
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.
2017 Standing Meeting Dates and Locations are posted
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.