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ICS 100.HC, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course uses the same objectives and content as other ICS courses with healthcare/hospital examples and exercises.
Note: IS-100.HCb is an updated version of the IS-100.HC course. If you have successfully completed IS-100.HC, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.
At the completion of this course, you should be familiar with:
ICS-100, Introduction to ICS (ICS-100.HC) should be completed by the hospital personnel that would have a direct role in emergency preparedness, incident management, and/or emergency response during an incident. Personnel designated to fulfill ICS roles (i.e. hospital emergency manager, hospital administration, department heads) should complete ICS-100, though additional participants may include the following hospital and healthcare systems staffs:
N/A. However, completion of IS 700A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.