Discussion Board Question

 provide in depth answer to a discussion board question regarding Hospitals Incident Command System, Critical thinking should be applied as well. Here’s the question!

How difficult is it to operationalize HICS? What are some of the challenges associated with HICS implementation? What are some solutions to the identified challenges?

Who needs to be trained in HICS and why? 

  1. Should different staff receive different levels of training in HICS?
  2. Readings!
  3. Reilly, M., &Markenson, D. S. (2010). Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice

Chapter 2: Introduction to Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management

Chapter 9: Functional Roles of Hospital Workers in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies  

Reilly, M., &Markenson, D. S. (2009). Education and training of hospital workers: Who are essential personnel during a disaster?Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 24(3), 239-245.

The United States’ Experience.pdf

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this is his comment and dialogueTraining all staff is very challenging. The cost, time and effort would be herculean, even for a small community hospital model.  Given some of the challenges, where would you focus your training efforts? The executive-level since they’re decision and policymakers? What about the clinicians or the support staff since without a resource branch, operations will fail? 

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