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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

15th Annual Advocate Injury Institute Symposium - "Trauma Strong"

10/09/2018
This Trauma Symposium offer 15.75 hours of continuing credit. For details, please read the flyer. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Benzocaine being removed from ambulances and stock

09/24/2018
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

08/04/2018
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

08/02/2018
The documentation and forms for the King Vision is located on the Procedure Manual Tab. Read More...

King Vision Evaluation Form is available online

08/01/2018
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

01/03/2018
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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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

October 25, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

October 26, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

November 06, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

November 07, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

November 07, 2018 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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Advisory Board Meeting

November 08, 2018 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

November 14, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

November 16, 2018 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

December 05, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

December 12, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Connie Mattera, RN
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