Hospital Incident Command System Workshop
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Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701

About The Training

The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) is an incident management system that can be used by any health care facility to manage threats, planned events or emergency incidents. As a system, HICS is extremely useful; not only does it provide an organizational structure for incident management but it also guides the process for planning, building and adapting that structure. The principles presented in the HICS workshop apply to all mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery) and all hazards. HICS is a flexible, scalable and adaptable system that can be used by all facilities regardless of size, location, patient acuity, patient volume or hazard type. Emergency Management (EM) Solutions’ nationally recognized subject matter expertise in this field was tapped as a member of the HICS 2014 Primary Workgroup. This is a valuable opportunity to learn HICS from the experts that had a direct hand in its development.

Proposed learning objectives:

  • Learn and apply the Hospital Incident Command System principle concepts, command structure and Hospital Incident Management Team functions to incident scenarios.
  • Learn and apply the HICS resources to hospital incident scenarios, which include: documentation forms, job action sheets and incident response/planning guides.
  • Delivery of two tabletop exercises to allow attendees the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding with the HICS and its associated resources.

Target Audience

HSS’ HICS Workshop is designed for health care staff and leadership, who will likely assume a role within their facility’s Incident Management Team.


Elisa Stott, CHEP, EM Solutions™ Consultant

Elisa Stott, CHEP, is a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional who previously worked for Community Health Network in Indianapolis. For more than 20 years, she served as the network’s Safety Manager and as Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for five hospitals and 70-plus off-site facilities. For the network, she helped plan, conduct, and critique all emergency preparedness drills and planning; conducted safety assessments; worked with the life safety committee; and, helped reduce hazardous waste and initiate recycling programs. Stott has also worked with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), providing consulting support on the Medical Surge related to bombings project, including helping conduct tabletop exercises at participating hospitals. Prior to her work with Community Health Network, Stott served as an industrial hygiene and safety consultant to various industries.

Stott holds a Bachelor’s in Safety Management from Indiana State University. She is an instructor for hazardous materials and first receiver training on decontamination. Stott earned her Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training certificate, has been trained in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and has completed multiple Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training courses including Incident Command System (ICS) courses.

Registration Fee

Regular Registration Rates:

IPHCA Members - $25/per attendee

Non-Members - $50/per attendee

Costs of the training are offset by federal grant funding through Illinois Department of Public Health.

IPHCA Springfield Office
500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701

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