HICS is an incident management system based on principles of the Incident Command System (ICS), which assists hospitals and healthcare organizations in improving their emergency management planning, response, and recovery capabilities for unplanned and planned events. HICS is consistent with ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) principles.
The principal beneficiaries of HICS will continue to be anyone with a response role during a crisis including hospital physicians, nurses, and administrators. Community partners with whom hospitals collaborate (e.g., public safety, local health department, emergency management, etc.), as well as students of emergency management, will find the information on this website useful in understanding healthcare response issues and incident command practices and tools used during various events with health impacts.
This class will be one of four sessions offered to participants. After every session the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion. The participant must have attended all four sessions in order to attend the overall tabletop exercise. All events are virtual with the information emailed upon registration. Please see the flyer below for more information.