DMC Incident Command System Page 2 of 31 Objectives In this module you will learn about: The Incident Command System in hospitals. The reasons why we use the Incident Command System. The management functions of the Incident Command System. When the Incident Command System is used.
DMC Incident Command System Page 3 of 31 The Incident Command System (ICS) is a structured system to manage all emergencies. It is used to assist hospital operations during a time of crisis. The ICS provides a means of organizing and using staff, resources and communications. Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
DMC Incident Command System Page 4 of 31 Introduction to the ICS The DMC has adopted an Incident Command System to manage all emergency situations that may occur in our hospitals and facilities. CODE RED CODE BLACK CODE YELLOW CODE ORANGE CODE VIOLET
DMC Incident Command System Page 5 of 31 Why Does the DMC Use the Incident Command System? The ICS provides for: A dependable Chain of Command An orderly ranking of management positions A clear lines of authority and supervision
DMC Incident Command System Page 6 of 31 Communications Because the Incident Command System is used by police and fire departments, it provides us with a common management system for communicating with response agencies.
DMC Incident Command System Page 7 of 31 A Brief History of the ICS In the 1980's local, State and Federal agencies worked together to develop a common organizational system that fire protection agencies could use in response to a very large event, as well as smaller day-to-day events. This process, known as Firescope, is utilized by most fire departments. The DMC ICS incorporates many elements of Firescope.
DMC Incident Command System Page 8 of 31 When Is ICS Used? Incident Command can be applied in a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency situations such as: Tornados Mass casualty incidents, such as a plane crash Fire Bomb threats HAZMAT spills Acts of domestic terrorism It can also be used in large planned events, like the Detroit Auto Show.
DMC Incident Command System Page 9 of 31 The Five Primary ICS Management Functions OperationsOperations PlanningPlanning LogisticsLogistics FinanceFinance CommandCommand
DMC Incident Command System Page 10 of 31 Organizational Chart This chart represents the paths of authority and communication for ICS Management Team
DMC Incident Command System Page 11 of 31 The Incident Commander Has Overall Responsibility
DMC Incident Command System Page 12 of 31 Command Function: Safety Officer Safety Officer Anticipates, detects, and corrects unsafe situations Has the emergency authority to stop unsafe acts
DMC Incident Command System Page 13 of 31 Command Function: Public Information Officer Public Information Officer The central person for information dissemination
DMC Incident Command System Page 14 of 31 Command Function: Public Information Officer Liaison Officer The contact person for representatives of assisting and cooperating agencies
DMC Incident Command System Page 15 of 31 Logistics Function Logistics Chief Maintains levels of food, shelter and supplies to support the medical objectives
DMC Incident Command System Page 16 of 31 Planning Function Planning Chief Prepares Action Plan and Situation Status Information collection, evaluation, distribution
DMC Incident Command System Page 17 of 31 Finance Function Finance Chief Tracks all costs Arranges for staff and resources and monitors their use
DMC Incident Command System Page 18 of 31 Operations Function Coordinates and manages operations Plans and projects patient care needs Incident Commander Logistics Chief Planning ChiefFinance Chief Operations Chief Safety OfficerLiaison Officer Public Information Officer Operations Chief
DMC Incident Command System Page 19 of 31 Extended Organizational Structure Depending on the size and type of incident or event, additional positions can be added under each section as needed.
DMC Incident Command System Page 20 of 31 Job Action Sheets Job Action Sheets are a checklist of tasks that the assigned person will perform. This makes it easy for anyone to assume that role and perform the necessary duties. These sheets are found in the Emergency Command Center. The Job Action Sheets are distributed by the Incident Commander, or Section Chief, and immediate supervisors. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3.
DMC Incident Command System Page 21 of 31 Job Action Sheets Each of the positions found on the organizational chart has a prioritized Job Action Sheet that describes the important duties of each role. Every Job Action Sheet begins with the job title, the supervising officer and a mission statement to define the position responsibility. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3.
DMC Incident Command System Page 22 of 31 Crosswalk Job Titles Job titles in ICS are matched, or cross-walked, to the most similar position in the hospital. Staff assume a position in the ICS that is similar to their usual job. These sheets are found in the Emergency Command Center. For example, the position of Facility Unit Leader could be filled by the DMC position of Site Manager, Facility Services. The Incident Commander may be filled by the Hospital President, if available.
DMC Incident Command System Page 23 of 31 Crosswalk Job Titles Nutritional Supply Unit Leader Position Assigned to: You Report to: = DMC Emergency Department Triage RN DMC Director, Food & Nutrition Services = Triage Unit Leader Mission: Organize food and water stores for preparation and rationing during periods of anticipated or actual shortage. Immediate: Estimate the number of meals which can be served utilizing existing food stores; implement rationing, if situation dictates. Intermediate: Extended: Mission: Sort casualties according to Priority of injuries and assure their Disposition to the proper treatment Area. Immediate: Establish patient Triage Area; consult with Transportation Unit Leader to designate the ambulance Off-loading area. Assist the In-patient Area Supervisor With triage of internal hospital patients; If requested by Treatment Area”s Supervisor. Intermediate: =
DMC Incident Command System Page 24 of 31 A disaster that occurs when staff is at a minimum, such as in the early morning hours, would only allow minimum activation of the ICS. Flexibility of Response
DMC Incident Command System Page 25 of 31 Flexibility of Response A larger incident or when more staff is available would allow for more staff to be involved in the incident.
DMC Incident Command System Page 26 of 31 Flexibility of Response A person might be required to perform more than one job until more staff arrives.
DMC Incident Command System Page 27 of 31 Documentation Forms \\ Standardized documentation forms assist in the documentation of all activities, and help with financial tracking and resource recovery. ICS Action Plan 1. 2. 3. Patient Tracking Sheet Activity Log
DMC Incident Command System Page 28 of 31 DMC ISC Summary The DMC has adopted the Incident Command System because it provides for: Clear lines of authority and supervision Improved communication with other agencies, like fire, EMS and police
DMC Incident Command System Page 29 of 31 DMC ISC Summary Important features of the Incident Command System include: The Organizational Chart Job Action Sheets Documentation Forms Incident Command System provides for: Flexibility in response based on the size of the event. Job titles that will closely match your usual job.
DMC Incident Command System Page 30 of 31 Your Role in the DMC ICS The success of our response to a disaster is dependent on everybody playing their role. Information on the DMC Incident Command System can be found in your Environment of Care Manual, Policy EC 42. Information on your specific roles/responsibilities can be found in your site’s emergency plans also located in the Environment of Care Manual. Contact your site safety officer if you have any questions.
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