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The references suggested here form a starting point for further learning about the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). They do not constitute a complete list nor are the latest publications necessarily included, depending on when the reader is reviewing this material. Therefore, you are encouraged to perform an additional search for more recent materials to assist in your quest to learn more.

WEB ADDRESSES

Hospital Incident Command System
Center for HICS Education and Training
www.hicscenter.org

California Emergency Medical Services Authority
www.emsa.ca.gov

Incident Command System
Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.fema.gov/incident-command-system
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/ICSResource/assets/PlanningP.pdf
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications (pp. 8–14)

FireScope: (Firefighting RESources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies
www.firescope.org

Nursing Home Incident Command System
California Association of Health Facilities
http://cahfdisasterprep.com/NHICS.aspx

Florida Health Care Association
http://www.fhca.org/facility_operations/incident_command_system

Government Agencies
National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework
www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrh-core.pdf

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov

Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov

Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
http://www.hhs.gov/open/initiatives/innovationfellows/health-resilience-technology.html

California Emergency Medical Services Authority
www.emsa.ca.gov

National Disaster Medical System
http://ndms.dhhs.gov/

Exercise Development
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
http://hseep.dhs.gov/

HICS for Small and Rural Hospitals
The Center for Preparedness Education
http://www.preped.org/Resources/HospitalPreparednessResources.aspx

Healthcare Emergency Management
Veterans Health Administration, Office of Emergency Management
http://www.va.gov/vhaemergencymanagement/

FEMA / DHS Program: Lessons Learned and Information Sharing
https://www.llis.dhs.gov/index.do

Ex Officio Partners
American Hospital Association
http://www.aha.org/

The Joint Commission
http://www.jointcommission.org/

American Society for Healthcare Engineering
http://www.ashe.org/

Additional Resources Used in Material Development
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org

The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) Program
http://www.hss.doe.gov/healthsafety/IIPP/hservices/reacts.html

National Weather Service
http://www.weather.gov/

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
www.atf.gov

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
www.atsdr.cdc.gov

Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC)
http://www.chemtrec.org

 

REFERENCE TEXTS

The Joint Commission. Emergency Management in Health Care: An All-Hazards Approach. 2nd ed. Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources, 2012.

Reilly, MJ and DS Markenson. Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice. Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2010.

Partridge, RA; Marcozzi D and Proano L. Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine. New York NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.

DeAtley, C. "Healthcare Facilities Incident Command." In International Disaster Nursing, by R Power and Daily E, 165-182. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2010.