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Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL)

Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the all of the knowledge from the course I attended a few weeks ago. What you guys do and provide is greatly appreciated and of great value to all. The overall message I brought back is that my organization is obligated to learn and to prepare ourselves. We are trying to organize a group of 60 for a class sometime next year. We plan on using the Center for Domestic Preparedness as the core for our emergency management training and look forward to everything you have to offer. Doug Reynolds; Alegent Health Safety Compliance Specialist; Nebraska

Target Audience/Disciplines

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.)

Overview

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).

Course Length

4.0 days

Course Code

MGT-901

Additional Requirements

IS-100.hc, IS-200.hc, and IS-700.a

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

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  • Image: Students in the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course simulate hospital leadership in the Emergency Operations Center. The 32-hour course lasts four days and includes both classroom instruction and realistic scenario-based exercises�complete with the expected chaos, noise, power failures, media briefs, and even victims from a mass casualty event.
  • Image: Students in the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course simulate hospital leadership in the Emergency Operations Center. The 32-hour course lasts four days and includes both classroom instruction and realistic scenario-based exercises�complete with the expected chaos, noise, power failures, media briefs, and even victims from a mass casualty event.
  • Image: Students attending the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course admit patients (role players) to be treated by emergency department personnel. The former Army Noble Hospital was converted into a training site for health and medical education in disasters and mass casualty events.  It serves as the only operational hospital in the U.S. dedicated to training.
  • Image: Emergency medical personnel apply life saving procedures to a Human Patient Simulator while attending training at the CDP�s Noble Training Facility.  The former Army Noble Hospital was converted into a training site for health and medical education in disasters and mass casualty events.  It serves as the only operational hospital in the U.S. dedicated to training.
  • Image: Emergency medical personnel apply life saving procedures to a Human Patient Simulator while attending training at the CDP�s Noble Training Facility.  The former Army Noble Hospital was converted into a training site for health and medical education in disasters and mass casualty events.  It serves as the only operational hospital in the U.S. dedicated to training.