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Emergency Management Planning

"We went through the Joint Commission with flying colors, and the surveyor even commented ours was best practice."

Scipps Green Hospital, Support Operations Director


HICS for Healthcare Managers

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 Healthcare Managers on-site training is taught by an experienced and credentialed instructor, and is designed for hospital staff that may function in key management roles during emergencies. At the end of the course, participants will have a working knowledge of the Hospital Incident Command System and be able to assemble a functional hospital incident management team. They will also be prepared to complete the FEMA/EMI test for IS-100, 200, and 700.


Held at your facility, lecture, case studies, and a facilitated tabletop exercise educate and inform personnel about the value and functionality of HICS. This course helps you better manage the incident, personnel and resources during a crisis or disaster. 

Instruction focuses on key learning objectives established for NIMS and addresses information needed to demonstrate competency and successfully complete FEMA/EMI certification for IS-100, 200, and 700.

Duration: 8 hours

Class Size: Maximum of 50

Class Location: On site at the client hospital