This 4-hour course provides an overview of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Fifth Edition. Through practical scenarios and interactive discussions, students will learn the benefits of HICS and its application in a healthcare environment, including adaptations for community health centers and other healthcare settings. The program reviews the basics of the HICS organizational structure, and incorporates best practices related to use of HICS forms and incident management.
All personnel staffing the Hospital Incident Management Team are required to complete ICS training in order to maintain NIMS compliance. This course is roughly aligned with the FEMA ICS-200 course and should prepare participants to complete the FEMA IS-200.HCa online exam.
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Healthcare facility personnel who may have a direct role in emergency preparedness, incident management, or emergency response during an incident, including Hospital Incident Management Team staff
Lt. Brian Pomodoro, EMT-IC
Senior Program Manager for Emergency Response
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, Boston EMS
Gina Smith, RN, CHEP
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 4.8 contact hours of nursing continuing education.
The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This training delivery is offered through a contract with the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), with funding from the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program.
The views and opinions expressed and all related documents and course materials do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.
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