Hospital Emergency Incident Command System: An Introduction
120 minutes (90
content / 30 Q & A)
approach to managing emergency situations, internal crisis and disasters
has never been more necessary. The Hospital Emergency Incident Command
System (HEICS) is a nationally recognized emergency management system that
has been utilized in California for over 10 years. Modeled after the
Incident Command System (ICS) that is used by public emergency services
agencies, HEICS employs a logical management structure, defined
responsibilities, clear reporting channels, and a common language to help
unify hospitals with other emergency responders.
Health care providers adopting HEICS as their emergency management
system will not only be in compliance with JCAHO standards, they will have
a flexible structure to manage a crisis or disaster with an organized
division of tasks and a realistic span of control for personnel.
session will introduce the concepts of HEICS and the benefits of utilizing
the system in hospitals.
for the program will include the following:
HEICS: What it is and
what it is not!
HEICS and regulatory compliance
The HEICS Structure
Implementation of HEICS into the hospital
The future of HEICS
the conclusion of this program, Participants will be able to:
Increased awareness of the impact which disasters have on hospitals
and hospital personnel.
Learn the importance and benefits of the Incident Command System
Learn the origin and development of HEICS and describe the
Understand the HEICS model and its integration into the current
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