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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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System Memo # 393 Covid- 19 update released on 5/30/20

We know the volume of information to read and digest relative to COVID-19 and our practices can seem overwhelming. The attached memo is written to clarify some of the frequently asked questions received this week. Read More...

New information to accompany the Covid-19 Playbook

There are additional documents to accompany the updated Covid-19 Playbook. Read More...

Just released - Covid-19 EMS Playbook ver 3 rev 5/24/20

The system has released an updated version of the EMS Playbook, during this pandemic. This release is on May 24th Read More...

2019 Cardiac Arrest Data & CA Documentation Priorities

The data presented here can also be found under the May Continuing Education. Read More...

System Memo # 392 Covid-19 Briefing for 4/20/20

This memo is divided into 4 categories: Situation – Staff well-being – Safety – SOP/Procedures S – Situation Report: What we know today and updated forms for Non-Transports during the Pandemic. This information is posted under the Covid-19 Page. The System Memos are toward the top of the page. Read More...

IDPH Guidance on the use and care of non-medical type masks.

This guidance is for using non-medical masks when in public (not on duty) and includes cleaning directions for cloth masks. Read More...

IDPH Issues Guidance on Fatality Management during Covid-19

The IDPH has issued Covid-19 guidance on fatality management. Read More...

Clarification on the Use of Imported KN95 Masks

After some questions regarding a mask recall in Missouri, the IDPH has issued a memo clarifying the concern. Read More...

Multiple Updates regarding Covid-19 Posted on April 16th

There are 8 new updates and documents for Covid-19 posted on the Covid-19 Page. Included are studies on Plasma Therapy, Disinfectants, Blanket Waivers, System Memo 391 and other important information. All are dated 4/16/20. Read More...

Legal guidance on the collection of signatures

We can sign the PCR on behalf of the patient after obtaining their verbal consent to eliminate possible contamination of pens or electronic devices. Read More...

IDPH Recommendations of Mask Use by the Public

IDPH on their recommendations for the general public use of masks. Read More...

System Memo # 390 Covid-19 Briefing for 4/4/20

The Briefing for 4/4 includes changes to operating protocols that are listed in Red. Read More...

Update to ETI Procedure due to Covid-19

NWC EMSS ETI Adaptations for Suspected COVID-19 patients.

IDPH Authority for System Amendments for Providers

Authority for System Amendments for Providers under Covid-19.

Guidance for HCW who may have been exposed to Covid-19

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Read More...

CDC Guidance on Return to Work after confirmed or suspected Covid-19

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance) Read More...

New Ambulance Drug and Supply list posted

There is a new drug and supply list for ambulances as well as slides for the HEPA Filter on BVM posted today. Read More...
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Virtual System Education Committee meeting

June 02, 2020 @ Virtual
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Virtual PBPI Meeting

June 03, 2020 @ "Virtual"
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Virtual Nurse Educators Meeting

June 05, 2020 @ "Virtual"
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Virtual Computer Aided Reporting System (CARS) Meeting

June 10, 2020 @ "Virtual"
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

June 25, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

June 26, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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PBPI Committee Meeting

July 01, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

July 01, 2020 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

July 07, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

July 08, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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