Hospital Incident Command System Training Courses

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)

Staff Orientation Training

Orientation courses provide all hospital staff with a broad introduction to the Hospital Incident Command System.

EM101: Emergency Management & Incident Command Orientation (21 minutes)
This course familiarizes staff with how hospitals prepare for and manage emergencies. Common planning techniques and the basics of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) are discussed.

NIMS 100 Level Training – Introduction to ICS for Healthcare

Training that introduces personnel to the Incident Command System (ICS), as it applies to the healthcare/hospital environment, and provides a foundation for higher-level ICS concepts. It describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the ICS. This training explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

EM110: Introduction to the Incident Command System (20 minutes)
This course is an introduction to the Hospital Incident Command System that familiarizes staff with how hospitals prepare for and manage emergencies. It discusses common planning techniques and the basics of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS).

EM111: Incident Command System Organization & Leadership (28 minutes)
This course helps learners become familiar with the Incident Command System’s organizational philosophy, understand the importance of good leadership skills in ICS and begin to understand the upper-level positions in
the ICS organization.

NIMS 200 Level Training – Single Response & Initial Action Incidents

Training for personnel responsible for mitigation, preparedness, response & recovery activities, and incident management.
Prerequisite: Response & Leadership Training – Movement Teams

EM210: Hospital Emergency Management Program (22 minutes)
This course describes the elements of a comprehensive hospital emergency management program, explains why it is important and discusses effective program development and implementation.

EM211: Hospital Incident Management Team (26 minutes)
This course presents the roles and functions of the Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Finance sections within the standard ICS-based organization. Several examples are given to highlight the application of these sections and positions. This course also introduces a key tool called a Job Action Sheet, developed for hospitals by the Emergency Medical Services Authority in California.

EM212: HICS Activation & Command (28 minutes)
This course describes the process for determining when a hospital’s ICS-based Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) should be activated. It also covers some of the immediate Command functions that will be performed upon
activation of the EOP.

NIMS 700 Level Training – Introduction to the National Incident Management System

This training provides a general overview of the purpose, principles, key concepts, and benefits of NIMS. The courses review how the NIMS national approach to emergency response and incident management will impact healthcare organizations and the emergency response capabilities of the nation as a whole.
Prerequisite: NIMS 100 Level Training – Introduction to ICS for Healthcare

EM710: Overview of FEMA IS-700 (33 minutes)
This course provides a general overview of how the NIMS comprehensive national approach to emergency response and incident management will impact healthcare organizations and the emergency response capabilities
of the nation as a whole.