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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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Measles making an appearance in our area

As many of you might know, there are reported outbreaks of measles in several parts of the country, including in the Chicago region, that are causing concern in the public health community. Folks travel so much, that it is possible that our personnel could come in contact with someone infected with the illness. As hospitals are issuing information to their staff about the disease, it seems a good idea to remind EMS personnel about the nature of the disease, how it is transmitted, precautions they should take and how to clean and disinfect the vehicles if a patient with suspected measles is transported. Read More...

i-gel Tutorial - Mandatory Education & Skill Competency

What’s changing? The January 2019, In-station CE will generally introduce the i-gel, a new supraglottic airway for adults and children that will replace the King LTS-D. Please read the article and click on the provided links for details. Read More...

NAEMSE Instructor 1 Courses offered In Illinois in 2019

The National EMS Instructor Courses have been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. Read More...

King Vision Evaluation Form is available online

Dr. Jordan requires an evaluation form be completed for each of your first twenty attempts, using the King Vision device. Read More...
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

April 25, 2019 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

April 26, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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PBPI Committee Meeting

May 01, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

May 01, 2019 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

May 07, 2019 @ LC 1 & 2
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

May 08, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

May 09, 2019 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

May 17, 2019 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

May 23, 2019 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

May 24, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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EMS Staff

Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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