Incident Command Systems (ICS) for Health Care with NIMS (EM140 NIMS)
Incident Command Systems (ICS) for Health Care with NIMS (EM 140 NIMS)
During an emergency, an Incident Command System (ICS) assists in the command, control and coordination of all efforts aimed at protecting life, preserving property, supporting the emergency response and stabilizing the operations of a health care site.
This course provides the health care workforce with an introduction to the National Incident Management System, Incident Command System and the National Response Plan and is designed to:
Describe the key concepts and principles underlying the National Incident Management System
Identify the benefits of using the Incident Command System as the national incident management model
Describe the ways an Incident Command System can provide a consistent approach to command and control during an emergency or disaster
Consider the composition of an effective Incident Command System before an actual incident occurs
Provide an overview of roles and responsibilities for Incident Command System members
Review Unified Command, needed when incidents involve not only health care facilities but other response organizations both private and governmental
Describe the purpose of the National Response Plan
This course meets the National Incident Management System objectives for IS 200: Basic ICS, IS 700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System and IS 800: Introduction to the National Response Plan, for health care delivery organizations as described in the document National Incident Management System: National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance, October 2005.