Public Health/Hospital-Based Safety Training Course Descriptions
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Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
- Based on the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System from the 1980s, HICS is an integral part of every hospital’s efforts to prepare for any type of disaster. Emphasis is placed on the National Incident Management System created in 2003 under Homeland Security Presidential Directive -5, which among other things, provides a framework for interoperability among emergency response agencies from the local, state, and federal level. Included in this course are, Developing an Emergency Operation Plan, Implementing an Incident Action Plan, Establishing a Hospital Command Center, Building the ICS Structure, Determining Strategic Goals, Implementing Tactical options, as well as an in-depth look at CBRNE agents and their potential uses.
Hazardous Materials for Healthcare
- Emergency Department personnel face many risks when dealing with patients involved in hazardous material incidents. This course is specifically designed to prepare them to deal with these incidents. Emphasis is placed on the identification of hazardous materials, provider safety, proper patient decontamination procedures, and the selection of chemical specific PPE.
Decontamination Procedures for Mass Casualty Incidents
- This course is designed for hospital based responders involved in the initial stages of a WMD event. The goal of this class is to assist medical personnel in identifying and implementing the basic strategies in a response. Students will build upon existing response plans and learn the unique considerations of CBRNE events.
WMD Crime Scene Awareness
- A WMD event will be overwhelming. The ability to recognize and preserve evidence is the responsibility of every first responder on the scene, and every first receiver in the medical community. It is the responsibility of all of us to preserve potential evidence, so that prosecution of those involved can be brought to a successful conclusion. The goal of this course is to teach students to recognize, protect, and preserve potential evidence, and maintain the integrity of a WMD crime scene.
Private Sector Strategies for the Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
- Whether a law enforcement agency, a public health facility, or a privately owned company, we all have vulnerabilities to our infrastructure. The last thing that we need to be concerned with is how we will protect our assets. Here we give you the knowledge and the tools to discover and classify your threats, thereby predicting the potential impact of an incident. Using the U.S. Military’s CARVER Assessment Methodology and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Comprehensive Assessment Model, students will learn from those who have used these models in all hazard events, to develop solutions that will protect their facilities from any disaster, natural or man-made.
Special Event Contingency Planning
- No two events are alike. Pre- event planning and hazard analysis are paramount in responding to the needs of special events. Our instructors will partner with you and assist you in learning the needs of various special events and developing a team to manage your events. Exposure to the federal National Incident Management System will give students insight into the operation of public safety agencies and assist them in “plugging in” in the event of a catastrophe.
The following classes will be added to the Public Health/Hospital Based Training Course descriptions soon!
Incident Continuity of Operations for the Public Health Sector
Emergency Medical Planning for a Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident
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