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Emergency Preparedness Links | San Joaquin All-Hazards Incident Management Team | Wall Time

GENERAL LINKS


CONTINUING EDUCATION LINKS


HAZ MAT REFERENCES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED PATIENTS



EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LINKS


Incident Management Systems (NIMS, SEMS, ICS, and HICS)

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) is an incident management system based upon the Incident Command System (ICS), which assists hospitals in improving their emergency management planning, response, and recovery capabilities for unplanned and planned events. HICS is consistent with ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) principles. HICS will strengthen hospital disaster preparedness activities in conjunction with community response agencies and allow hospitals to understand and assist in implementing the 17 Elements of the hospital-based NIMS guidelines.

The HICS Guidebook, Job Action Sheets, Forms, etc. are available from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority web site. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Incident Command System (ICS)
San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services - Operational Area Plans
Emergency Digital Information System (EDIS) California Department of Transportation San Joaquin County Emergency Alert System

SAN JOAQUIN ALL HAZARDS INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM


San Joaquin All Hazards Incident Management Team Application



Hospital Wall Time


Toolkit to Reduce Ambulance Patient Offload Delays in the Emergency Department (PDF document)
This document includes key materials for successful, sustainable process improvement. It is divided into sections and can be used from start to finish, or used as needed by groups who seek assistance in certain areas, such as how to set up a continuous quality improvement group or how ambulance patient offload delay is defined. The toolkit is intended for all providers, most importantly for those who are actively involved in assuring quality and patient safety in transition from ambulance to hospital personnel.