Program RR (HCL)
Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents
Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL)
I work in a downtown hospital in San Francisco and have been through a variety of disasters, and numerous drills over the last 14 years. This course was the best training and preparation I have ever been involved in. The instructors were motivated, passionate, and did a great job in teaching the subject matter. My co-worker and I were sent with a request to evaluate the course, and my recommendation is that this course be a requirement for our leadership staff. EXTREMELY VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY! Calen McEldowney; Manager-Public Safety and Environmental; California
Hospital Executive Group and Senior Executives; Mid-level Management; Public Health; Emergency Department Staff; Direct Patient Care (e.g., RN, LPN, Medical Technicians, Respiratory Technicians, etc.); Physical Plant (e.g., Security, IT, HAZMAT, etc.); Emergency Medical Services; Other Patient Care (e.g., Infection Control, Chaplains, Social Workers, Legal, etc.)
Healthcare Leadership for All-Hazards Incidents (HCL) is a four-day course which exposes healthcare professionals to the dynamics involved in the decision making processes during an all-hazards disaster involving mass casualties. The course uses a combination of lecture and exercises, to provide responders and receivers foundational information on which to base critical decisions during the fast-paced final exercise.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
- Explain healthcare emergency management roles and responsibilities in the disaster lifecycle process—mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
- Communicate the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in the healthcare system through Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and the Public Health Incident Command System (PHICS).
- Evaluate medical supply management and distribution at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Recognize the requirement for personal protective equipment (PPE), the four levels of protection and factors in selecting a level, the need and purpose of decontamination both wet and dry, and decontamination planning and patient management processes.
- Illustrate the important points of communications planning, the role of the Public Information Officer (PIO), and the criticality of effective media relations during a mass casualty incident (MCI).
Continuing Education Credits
- The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 3.2 CEUs for this program.
- Nursing, through Alabama Board of Nursing (nurses only): 32
- Continuing Medical Education, through University of Alabama at Birmingham (additional allied health professionals may be able to apply for these CMEs): 32
- Police Officer Standards and Training (POST; approved per state): 32