As you may know one of this years HMCC deliverables is to host a DPH recommended ICS courses for our region. This HMCC sponsored course conducted by the DelValle Institute will take place on May 31st from 10:00-3:00pm at the Rosemary Recreation Complex in Needham with breakfast and lunch provided. Operationalizing Emergency Plans: Incident Command in Action is designed to test regional response capabilities under an emerging infectious disease scenario with up to 30 students (6 per discipline) and 5 facilitators providing injects and support for an ICS based response within each discipline. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator please reach out to me directly. Space is limited so please register today!
Operationalizing Emergency Plans: Incident Command in Action
Friday, May 31st, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Register here: https://delvalle.bphc.org/oep-ica4ab (please disregard the registration address on the flyer)
Overview: This course focuses on improving public health and healthcare agencies’ operational readiness, i.e. their ability to quickly and effectively transition from normal operations to emergency operations operating under an Incident Command System (ICS) structure, with a strict emphasis on utilizing existing Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) to guide the overall response. The course is designed to engage participants in a hands-on learning environment, and consists of a fast-paced 4-hour practical session involving a simulated pandemic flu scenario that stresses public health and healthcare systems.
Target Audience: Professionals from public health and healthcare including community health centers, EMS, long-term care facilities, hospitals and emergency management professionals.
· Application has been submitted for 4 hours of OEMS credit at all levels (Basic, Advanced, and Paramedic).
· This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 4.8 contact hours of nursing continuing education.
· This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Sanitarians, 255 CMR 5.00 for 4.0 contact hours of continuing education.
· This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Health Officers, 241 CMR 4.00 for 4.8 contact hours of continuing education.
As a facilitator, your main role is to support participant learning. You may do this by:
• Provide Agency-specific injects:
Each facilitator will give a printed inject to a random participant at the table, at the appropriate time.
o Do not read these out loud.
o Monitor the group discussion to see if they respond to the inject appropriately and according to their ICS roles.
The lead instructor will read all global injects out loud.
• Stand back unless the group is missing something
• Prompt the learners with questions based on your real-world perspective
o Use questions rather than direct hints when possible
o Point out challenges they have not yet addressed
o Aim to bring about new insights
• Remind learners of their ICS role expectations and job action sheet
• Monitor the extent to which the learners are using the ICS forms and other reference documents in their binder – point them out when needed, and provide guidance on using them
Contact the DelValle Institute at email@example.com for more information.