Basic Hospital Incident Command System

This 1-day class is intended for hospital personnel that will take a role in the Hospital Command Center as a member of the Hospital Incident Management Team (HIMT) and/or sits on the Emergency Management Committee. The interactive class will focus on the topics listed below.

  • Emergency Management Principles
  • Hospital Incident Command System
  • Coalitions/Whole Community
  • Emergency Management Tasks
  • Critical Function Considerations

In addition to the discussions, attendees will practice what they have learned in a table top exercise based on a natural disaster with escalating events including medical surge, utility failures, and resource concerns. Attendees should have access to their own facility’s Emergency Operations Plan during the exercise. Following the exercise, attendees will participate in a debriefing process to share lessons learned and network with their peers from other hospitals.

Prerequisites for attendees:  IS-700.a, IS-100.HCb, and IS-200.Hca certification

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Intermediate Hospital Incident Command System

This 1-day class is for hospital personnel that would assume Incident Command and/or Section Chief positions during a disaster. The interactive class portion will focus on the topics listed below.

  • Setting priorities, objectives, and tactics and development of an Incident Action Plan (presentation of process and group activity)
  • Mass Decontamination (lecture and discussion)

In addition to the discussions and work groups, the attendees will participate in a functional exercise based on a natural disaster with escalating events including medical surge, facility damages, resource needs focusing on 96-hour sustainability, and communication concerns (staff and media). There will be an opportunity during the exercise to work through the transfer of command process. Following the exercise, the attendees will complete an After Action Report. The day will wrap up with a discussion on demobilization and recovery planning.

Prerequisites for attendees:  Each attendee from the hospital must have participated in a Basic Incident Command and Emergency Management class or have experience as a member of a Hospital Incident Management Team (HIMT) during actual events or full-scale exercises

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Advanced Hospital Incident Command System

This 1-day class is intended for hospital staff and senior leadership already familiar with the Incident Command System positions and responsibilities. Discussions and tabletop exercise activities are focused on evacuation and total system recovery as well as healthcare coalition interactions and support.

Prerequisites for attendees:  Each attendee from the hospital must have participated in an Intermediate HICS class or have experience as a member of a Hospital Incident Management Team (HIMT) during actual events or full-scale exercises

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