Continuing Medical Education Calendar 2022

NLCEMSS offers monthly continuing medical education for members of the System. Dates and times are subject to change. Updates to this calendar are made as soon as possible and placed on the website. 2022 CE Calendar

Paramedic Program Application

The applications for the 2022-2023 paramedic education program are now available. (Paramedic Program Application 2022-2023)

Completed applications must be submitted via mail or in person to Vista Medical Center East at 1324 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60085, by 3 PM on May 27, 2022, for the 2022-2023 year-long course (projected start on August 8, 2022). Applications are currently being accepted and early course registration is encouraged. However, acceptance of your application by the North Lake Co. EMS/Vista Health Paramedic Training Program does not guarantee placement in a class; nor does acceptance into the program guarantee graduation.

EMS Trendsetters Conference Jan. 21-23, 2022

Don’t miss your chance to attend the 2022 EMS Trendsetters Conference, January 21-23, 2022, at the Grand Geneva Conference Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. For all the information and to register go to:

2021 SOPs

Here are the new updated (typos corrected version) 2021 BLS & ALS Protocols.

2021 BLS & ALS SOPs

Study Guide for Revised SOPs Part 1 Study Guide for Revised SOPs Part 2

Additional Paramedic Study Guide Material


Continuing Education Updates

Have some CE hours to document but don’t know what form to use for the credit you deserve? Starting immediately, you can use this CE Documentation Form and submit it to Dawn Todd in the EMS Office.

Looking for your CE Hours? Our CE software is now cloud-based. If you have questions or need to know view your current CE hours, contact Dawn Todd at [email protected]

Looking for the 2021 Continuing Education Calendar? Be sure to check the calendar as there have been significant schedule changes made due to EMS system realignments! Participants will be expected to wear face masks and should plan to bring their own following current Illinois and CDC mandates.

Click here for the current Paramedic Class Schedule or click here for the current EMT Class Schedule. Remember, practical sessions, testing sessions, and advanced certification courses are not available for CE hours. Always a good idea to email the instructor in advance of attending a class to make sure the schedule is up-to-date. Currently, non-students are not permitted to attend in-person EMS classes for CE.

Looking for a training location listed on the Continuing Education Calendar. Check out this link for the location codes and their corresponding address: NLC EMS CE Locations

NLC EMS System CE Handbook

Link to the CE Tracker software (copy and paste in your web browser):

Data Collection and Quality Improvement Program

Effective July 1, 2021, NLC EMS System Provider Agencies will submit Quality Assurance forms to document a review of 10% of their monthly call volume. Through the collection of information, the QA program will allow the detection of deficiencies, development and distribution of resolutions and to improve the quality of care delivered by providers.

Please refer to policy M05 Data Collection and Quality Improvement Program and the corresponding Quality Assurance Patient Care Review Form. Data is due to the NLC EMS Office no later than the 25th of the following month.