ICS in Action: Using the Incident Command System in Public Health Outbreak Investigations

Fee:None
Length: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description:

This presentation by NCIPH and Public Health Regional Surveillance Team (PHRST) 6, is designed to help public health professionals at the local level integrate use of the Incident Command System (ICS) into a common public health department activity: investigating a disease outbreak. This training has accompanying activities which are an integral part of the training content. All activities will be provided as you progress through the training.

Please note: prerequisites for this training are completion of ICS trainings 100, 200, and 700 and training or experience in disease outbreak investigation. In addition, completion of ICS 300 is strongly recommended for persons who might serve as Command Staff or General Staff. These trainings can be accessed from the FEMA Web site

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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

NCIPH and PHRST 6.

Narrator:

Martha Salyers, MD, MPH, CEM

Reviewer:

Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Recognize the existence of a public health problem (I.A.1)
Collaborate with others inside and outside the agency to identify the problem (I.A.3)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 3, Function 2: Activate public health emergency operations
Capability 3, Function 3: Develop incident response strategy
Capability 3, Function 4: Manage and sustain the public health response
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.1. Solve problems under emergency conditions.
2.1. Manage information related to an emergency.
2.3. Report information potentially relevant to the identification and control of an emergency through the chain of command.
3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.

References

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Courses (including IS-100.a, IS-200.a and IS-700.a)
http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp

State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management (providers of ICS-300)
http://www.fema.gov/about/contact/statedr.shtm

FEMA ICS Resource Center
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/ICSResource/index.htm

ICS Glossary
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/ICSResource/Glossary.htm

PHRST 6 ICS Resources
http://phrst6.org/Resources.html

ICS Planning P
http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/ICSResource/assets/PlanningP.pdf

To Access and Complete This Training:

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