Basic Hospital Incident Command System
Who this course is for
- Hospital personnel that may take a role in the Hospital Command Center.
What you’ll learn
- Preparation for dealing with a disaster situation.
- Attendees practice what they learn based on a natural disaster with escalating events.
Prerequisites for attendees: IS-700.a, IS-100.HCb, and IS-200.Hca certification
Attendees should have access to their facility’s Emergency Operations Plan.
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), sits on the Emergency Management Committee, or both. This interactive class will focus on:
- Emergency Management Principles
- Hospital Incident Command System
- Coalitions and 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. Disaster events include medical surge, utility failures, and resource concerns. Attendees should have access to their own facility’s Emergency Operations Plan during the exercise. After the exercise, attendees will participate in a debriefing process to share lessons learned and network with their peers from other hospitals.
Intermediate Hospital Incident Command System
This 1-day class is for hospital personnel that would assume Incident Command, Section Chief, or both positions during a disaster. The interactive portion will focus on:
- Setting priorities, objectives, tactics, and development of an Incident Action Plan (this includes presentation of process and group activity)
- Mass Decontamination (lecture and discussion)
In addition to the discussions and work groups, 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 (like with staff and media). There will be an opportunity during the exercise to work through the transfer of command process. After the exercise, the attendees will complete an After Action Report and finish 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
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 will focus on evacuation and total system recovery as well as healthcare coalition interactions and support.
Prerequisites for attendees: Each participant 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