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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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Updated S3 (Staffing) Policy goes into effect immediately.

Here is the updated S3 policy that is going into effect immediately. It replaced and supersedes the previous S3 policy. This gives you flexibility while we are operating under Contingency and heaven forbid if we have to switch to Crisis operations. All new language is underlined and almost all of it under Crisis operation comes directly from a memo we received from Ashley Theole, Chief IDPH Division of EMS. Read More...

2020 Covid-19 App available March 26

The EMS App has been updated for Covid-19. If users go to google play, they can find the update. The Apple IoS update should go out later today. Read More...

NWC EMSS Covid-19 Briefing for March 26 2020

Here is the IDPH Update for 3/26/20, along with some information from the system. Read More...

PWW Offers legal guidance related to Covid-19

In this message, PWW answers many of the HIPAA-related questions we have received. Read More...

New Guidelines for patients not transported with suspected Covid-19

Now that we provided the option of not transporting asymptomatic and symptomatic patients at low risk, it is also prudent to have something you can give them regarding what they should do to reduce transmission to others in the home. Read More...

EPA Approved products for disinfecting SARS-CoV-2

This is an updated list of the EPA-approved products that may be used in disinfecting surfaces for SARS-CoV-2. Read More...

NWC EMSS Covid-19 Guidelines on 3/24

These guidelines bring together everything that has been discussed in the last couple of System memos into one place with references. It also provides –for the first time- criteria for NOT transporting patients at no or low risk. This, in essence, is our SOP for this condition during the public health emergency. Read More...

System Memo # 386 released

The system has released a briefing that explains operating under current constraints including PPE. Read More...

NWC EMSS adds two new infection control guidelines - Updated

The system has issued a new screening tool for personnel and a new PPE reminder with illustrations (Updated on 3/23). Read More...

Meeting Cancellations

The following meetings are cancelled, due to Covid-19: March Provider EMSCs, March EMSC/educators and April PBPI. Read More...

March 20 2020 IDPH Covid-19 Update

Management of Acute Respiratory Symptoms during COVID-19 Pandemic

Drug & Supply List for ambulances has been updated on 3/19/20

There is a new update to the Drug & Supply List. Read More...
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

April 08, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

April 23, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

April 24, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

May 05, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

May 06, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

May 06, 2020 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

May 13, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

May 14, 2020 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

May 15, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

May 22, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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EMS Staff

Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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