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HICS for Critical Access Hospitals

The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) is an example of a best practice emergency management program that hospitals can employ to enhance their preparedness and satisfy one of the NIMS readiness objectives. It is based on the Incident Command System (ICS), a standardized, all-hazard incident management tool that enables hospitals and other agencies to organize and manage resources, staff and facilities to remain operational during an emergency and promote the restoration of day-to-day operations.

DQE HICS for Critical Access Hospitals on-site training is taught by an experienced and credentialed instructor and is designed to reflect the realities found in smaller institutions and the use of HICS. At the end of the course, participants will have a better working knowledge of key features of HICS and Incident Action Plan development relevant for critical access hospitals. In addition, they will be better prepared to function as an effective member of an incident management team. 


Held at your facility, lecture, case studies and short focused facilitated tabletop exercises educate and inform key personnel filling Command and General Staff positions about the value and functionality of HICS. This course helps you better manage an incident, personnel and resources during a crisis or disaster. Instruction focuses on key learning objectives established for NIMS/ICS and addresses information needed to demonstrate competency, successfully develop an incident organization structure and initiate incident action planning.

Duration: 6 hours

Class Size: Maximum of 50

Class Location: On site at the client hospital