IS-200.HC Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations

Category: Incident Command Systems


Course Summary


Agency, Area Command, Badging, Base, Branch, Cache, Chain of Command, Complex, Cooperating Agency, Credentialing, Delegation, Department Operations Center (DOC), Emergency, Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Evacuation, Hazard, Incident Action Plan (IAP), Incident Command System (ICS), Information Management, Interoperability, Joint Information Center (JIC), Mobilization Guide, Multiagency Coordination (MAC), Multijurisdictional Incident, National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework (NRF), Nongovernmental Organization (NGO), Personal Accountability, Preparedness Organizations, Public Information Officer (PIO), Resource Management, Safety Officer, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Unified Approach, Volunteer

Course Description:

IS-200.HCa is designed to provide training on the Incident Command System (ICS) to healthcare professionals whose primary responsibility is emergency management, to include middle management within a hospital or healthcare system. Such professionals may include physicians, department managers, unit leaders, charge nurses, and hospital administrators that would have a leadership role during an incident.

Intended Audience:

Hospital personnel that would have a direct role in emergency preparedness, incident management, and/or emergency response during an incident.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the ICS organization appropriate to the complexity of the incident or event
  2. Use the ICS to manage an incident or event
  3. Describe the Chain of Command and formal communication relationships
  4. Identify common leadership responsibilities
  5. Describe span of control and modular development
  6. Describe the use of position titles
  7. Describe the delegation of authority process
  8. Describe scope of authority
  9. Describe management by objectives
  10. Describe the importance of preparedness plans and agreements
  11. Describe the functions of organizational positions within the Incident Command System (ICS)
  12. Identify the ICS tools needed to manage an incident
  13. Demonstrate the use of an ICS Form 201
  14. Describe components of field, staff, and section briefings/meetings
  15. Plan to give an operational period briefing
  16. Explain how the modular organization expands and contracts
  17. Given a scenario, complete a complexity analysis
  18. Define the five types of incidents
  19. Describe the process of transfer of command
  20. List the essential elements of information involved in transfer of command

Pre-requisites/Learning Level:

  • IS-100.HC Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals is a prerequisite.
  • Completion of IS 700A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.

Competencies addressed:

CEUs Offered:





Online Self-Pace


3 hours

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Creation and/or update:

October 31, 2013