Organizational Training Resources

  • "MERET HICS Toolkit" which consists of training materials for HICS training that meets the NIMS training objectives for the ICS 100, 200 and 700 FEMA/EMI courses.
  • The California Emergency Medical Services Authority has released an updated version of the Hospital Incident Command System, an incident management system to help hospitals manage threats, planned events or emergency incidents. Developed by a national panel of experts with support from the AHA and its American Society for Healthcare Engineering, HICS consists of a guidebook and planning and training tools based on the Incident Command System 3 used by various jurisdictions and agencies to manage field-level incident management operations. The fifth edition has been expanded to meet hospital needs regardless of size, location and patient care capabilities, and to incorporate lessons learned from real-world emergencies. EMSA encourages feedback on use of the updated HICS to aid in future revisions; comments and suggestions may be emailed to
  • Public Health Emergency Law 
    CDC's Public Health Law Program (PHEL) and CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response
    Detailed information about PHEL and copies of the CD-ROM containing all of the course components are available from PHEL field coordinators at telephone, 770-220-0608, or e-mail,  or
  • Train for Emergency Management courses: "Understanding JCAHO Emergency Management Standards" launched two training courses regarding JCAHO's emergency management standards. The launch of these courses completes a comprehensive suite of online training courses, which help health care organizations establish an effective emergency management program and comply with JCAHO standards.
  • Satellite Broadcast for Futures Initiative
    CDC Director Dr. Gerberding and Deputy Director for Public Health Services Dr. Ed Thompson led a panel discussion about CDC’s Futures Initiative for CDC’s for CDC’s myriad partners. This presentation was broadcast by CDC’s Public Health Training Network Satellite Broadcast and and you may  view this Webcast which offered more information about the Futures Initiative, the strategic planning process that will shape CDC’s future and serve as a catalyst for change in public health.
  • Employee Awareness Video
    EAI Corp
    Video course acquaints diverse employees (e.g., security guards, 911 operators/dispatchers, cleaning staff, hospital support staff) with the signs and symptoms associated with a nuclear, biological and chemical terrorist incident, and how to recognize and respond to such an incident. Materials include: 30-minute video, facilitator's guide, leave-behind Basic Awareness pamphlet, and 911 checklist.
  • Noble Training Center
    Office of Emergency Preparedness
    The U.S. Public Health Service Noble Training Center is the only hospital facility in the U.S. devoted entirely to medical training for Weapons of Mass Destruction. It is located in the former Noble Army Community Hospital at Ft. McClellan, AL. The hospital provider course aims to provide instruction of health care personnel in how to protect themselves from the effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction; instruction in techniques and methods to protect the hospital physical plant; instruction in the current, medically-acceptable treatment for injuries/illnesses from nuclear, biological, chemical, radiation or high yield explosives that could be used by terrorists.
  • Assessing Facility Bioterrorism Preparedness
    APIC's new e-learning program entitled Assessing Facility Bioterrorism Preparedness: A Guide for ICPs helps Infection Control Professionals in their vital role of performing facility assessments for bioterrorism preparedness. This 120-minute e-learning program is authored by Terri Rebmann, RN, MSN, CIC, from St. Louis University and member of APIC's Bioterrorism Working Group. Tools, templates, scenarios, and numerous resources are included in this program about facility assessment and emergency management of a bioterrorist event. The role of ICPs and public health is stressed in planning and coordination of emergency responses. Also discussed are the APIC/CDC Bioterrorism Readiness Template; the Facility Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist; and the use of Incident Command System (ICS) and HEICs in emergency management.

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