Emergency Medical Services
Welcome to the Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System webpage. Providing you with emergency care even before you arrive at the hospital is the goal of the EMS system. Access to experienced healthcare professionals and the latest medical technology and equipment can often mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations.
Created in 1990, the CDH EMS System is well-known for its innovative care delivery and quality education. Protocols or procedures are based on sound medical science with the highest regard for compassionate, safe and efficient patient care. Examples of innovation include:
- Cervical Spine Clearance
- 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) interpretation
- Integration of paramedics into the Acute Myocardial Committee
- Health and Wellness program for paramedics and firefighters
Paramedics receive training, including classroom, clinical and ride time. Paramedic practices, pharmacology, the physiology of disease processes and the treatment of emergent medical conditions are some of the areas covered. Clinical rotations in hospital units and internships further sharpen their skills. In addition, we work with other hospitals in our region to develop and deliver quality Continuing Education (CE) for our system paramedics.
Please take a few minutes to review the information on this website. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact me at 630.933.6338.
Herbert Sutherland, DO