The HICS Primer Webinar addresses the substance of the Hospital Incident Command System and reviews the key elements of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System 100, 200, and 700 courses in a healthcare context. This session provides an overview of emergency management in a healthcare setting and provides the context of the “phases of emergency management,” the five sections found in ICS, and the importance of healthcare in internal and external events.
This webinar incorporates the most revisions made the Hospital Incident Command System by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA).
Note: This is a cursory introduction to HICS.
Recognize the need for hospital planning for emergency situations and the value of a standard format
Identify the structure of the Hospital Incident Command System and its relationship with the National Incident Management System
Demonstrate key functions of critical staff teams in emergencies
Review the key elements found in ICS 100, 200 and 700
Why we prepare for disasters
Types of things for which we prepare
Risk – as in a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)
The phases of a comprehensive Emergency Management (EM) program
Regulatory and Compliance Context
Brief history of ICS
What is ICS?
Why Hospitals should use HICS?
How a hospital refines HICS to their facility
HICS is not your plan, but is in your plan
Tools of the Trade
Activation of HICS
Who activates who?
When to activate each position?
The Five Functions
Overview of what we are using it to
Look ahead to the Incident Action Plan (IAP)
A series of short exercises is included.
Up to 30
Recommended, but not required
Completion of ICS 100, 200 and 700 or equivalents recommended