Incident Command Systems (ICS) For Public Health

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Course Overview

 

Course Quality Rating

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Course Description

This course is provided by The North Carolina Institute for Public Health and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

 

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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Target Audience

None listed

 

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe how ICS can benefit disease outbreak investigations undertaken by local public health department staff

  2. Use appropriate ICS terminology to describe the roles and tasks that public health staff assume in an outbreak investigation

  3. Give examples of the ICS steps taken in outbreak investigations

  4. For a hypothetical disease outbreak: Demonstrate the ability to develop an Incident Action Plan, carry out an operational briefing, and formulate positions and an organizational chart for how an outbreak response might be organized

 

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  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)

  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)

 

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

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)

 

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities

  • 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 & Response Core Competencies

  • Solve problems under emergency conditions.

  • Manage information related to an emergency.

  • 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.

 

Format

Online/ Self-study

 

Credit /CEU

None available

 

Duration

3.5 hrs.

 

Specifications

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Course Publication Date

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