1. Overview of HICS 2. HICS Organization 3. Command and Unified Command 4. The Operations Section 5. The Planning Section 6. The Logistics Section 7. The Finance Section 8. Area Command 9. Incident Action Planning (IAP) Process 10. HICS Initial IAP Library for Common Events Appendix: Mini-Exercise List
A brief and intuitive guide to preparing for, responding to and recovering from events with potential to impact hospital operations
Jan Glarum has over 35 years of experience in the fields of EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Hospital, Public Health, and Emergency Management, including response to federally declared disasters. His experience includes an extensive background in planning, training, education and response at the local, county, regional, state and federal government levels, including Department of Defense initiatives CONUS and OCONUS. In 1999, he became a founding member of Oregon's Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and continues his association with the team. He has co-authored a number of books including Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Hospital Emergency Response Teams, Pandemic Influenza and a Homeland Security Field Guide. Additionally, he has written numerous articles on emergency and disaster planning and response. He serves as a subject matter expert and speaker on emergency management, disaster planning, and has led hospital emergency response team development for hazardous materials events. He has developed a number of Incident Command System courses for hospital personnel to create operationally competent Incident Management Team members.
"Author Jan Glarum begins with the history of the incident command systems and goes on to explain the pros and cons of each. He also gives readers a sense of where they should go when developing their own plans and what they should look like. ...Those looking for a healthcare emergency management guide to develop - or refine - an existing program will find this book to be a good starting point." --Security Management