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					Introduction to Incident
  Command Systems

 I-100 for Health Care/Hospitals
          IS-00100.HC




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     History of Incident
     Command Systems
The Incident Command System is a
standardized incident management
concept which includes mitigation,
preparedness, response and recovery
activities.

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      History of Incident
      Command Systems
Compliance with National Incident
Response System (NIMS) is a condition for
a healthcare organization to receive federal
assistance through such agencies as the
Human Resources Services Administration
(HRSA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
and the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ).
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   Final Examination – IS-100
Incident Command System (ICS)


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            Exam
          Final Exam
One of the Incident Command
System’s operating guidelines
is that the individual in charge
of the organization is responsible
until the authority is delegated to
someone else.
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          Final Exam #1
A basic Incident Command System
Principle is that the first Incident
Commander is responsible until the:

  A. Five management functions are
     activated
  B. Next operational period has begun
  C. Event or incident has demobilized
  D. Authority is delegated to another
     person
         Final Exam
Operations, Planning,
Logistics, and
Finance/Administration makes
up what is known as the
General Staff of the Incident
Command System.
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            Final Exam #2
Expansion of incidents may require the
delegation of authority for the performance
of Operations, Planning, Logistics, and
Finance/Administration functions. The people
who perform these four management functions
are designated as the:
     A. Deputy Staff
     B. Director Staff
     C. Command Staff
     D. General Staff
          Final Exam
An Incident Command Post is the
location at which the Incident
Commander oversees all incident
operations. Every incident or
event, no matter the size, must
have some form of an Incident
Command Post.
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          Final Exam # 3
For a relatively small, internal hospital
incident, from which incident facility does
the Incident Commander oversee incident
operations?
  A. Incident Command Post
  B. Helibase
  C. Labor Pool
  D. Staging Area
       Final Exam
The Incident Commander
is the only position that
is always staffed
regardless of the nature
of the incident.
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          Final Exam # 4
Which position is the only one that is
always staffed in Incident Command
System applications?

 A. Operations Section Chief
 B. Incident Commander
 C. Public Information Officer
 D. Safety Officer
           Final Exam
There are various incidents that
an Incident Command System
must be set up. Incidents range
from fires, to disease outbreaks,
to search and rescue missions,
and to public celebrations such as
parades.
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              Final Exam # 5
ICS has been used to manage incidents such as fires,
earthquakes, hurricanes, acts of terrorism. Which of the
following situations represents another viable application for
the use of ICS?
   A. The planning and operations of the hospital’s annual
   celebration, including a picnic and entertainment.
   B. The oversight of safety issues associated with Mrs.
   Butler’s 10th grade chemistry class throughout the school
   year.
   C. The management of nursing staff at the City General
   Hospital during weekend shifts.
   D. The oversight of the annual fiscal budget for the
   Brownsville Library, including the procurement of new
   books.
             Final Exam
The personnel that make up the
Command Staff in the Incident
Command System are the Public
Information Officer, Safety Officer,
and the Liaison Officer. Each has
their specific tasks in helping the
Incident Command Station run
smoothly.
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          Final Exam # 6
Depending upon the size and type of
incident or event, it may be necessary for
the Incident Commander to designate
personnel to provide public information,
safety, and liaison services for the entire
organization. In ICS, these personnel
make up the:
     A. Deputy Staff
     B. Director Staff
     C. Command Staff
     D. General Staff
             Final Exam
An Incident Action Plan reflects the
overall strategy for managing an
incident with a prescribed timeframe called
an Operational Period. The Incident Action
Plan must tell what we do and how to do it,
who is responsible, how we communicate,
and also what the procedure is if incident
personnel are injured.
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           Final Exam # 7
Every incident must have a verbal or written
Incident Action Plan. The purpose of this plan is to
provide all incident supervisory personnel with
direction for:
   A. Taking actions based on the objectives
   identified in the plan during the operational
   period.
   B. Maintaining documentation and tracking
   resources assigned to the incident.
   C. Monitoring the number of resources that
   report to any one supervisor.
   D. Obtaining and maintaining essential
   personnel, equipment, and supplies.
           Final Exam
Healthcare organizations will be able
to more effectively communicate with
outside agencies and organizations
when they use common terminology.




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         Final Exam # 8
The ability to communicate within ICS
is absolutely critical. To ensure
efficient, clear communication, ICS
require the use of:

 A. Agency-specific codes
 B. Common terminology
 C. Radio codes
 D. Technical language
             Final Exam
The ICS structure is unique but easy to
understand. There is no correlation
between the ICS structure & the
administrative structure of any single
agency or organization. This is deliberate,
because confusion over different position
titles & organization structures has been a
significant stumbling block to effective
incident management in the past.
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              Final Exam # 9
There is no correlation between the ICS
organization and the administrative structure of
any single agency or jurisdiction. This is deliberate
because:
  A. Every incident or event requires that different
  management functions be performed.
  B. On small incidents and events, one person, the Incident
  Commander, may accomplish all five management
  functions.
  C. In ICS, the person at the top of the organization can act
  with less political pressure.
  D. Confusion over different position titles and
  organizational structures has been a significant stumbling
  block to effective incident management in the past.
           Final Exam
The Operations Chief in the
Incident Command System is
responsible for conducting tactical,
such as patient care or clean-up,
operations to carry out the plan.
Also, the Command Chief directs all
tactical resources
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         Final Exam # 10
Which General Staff position conducts
tactical operations, develops the tactical
objectives and organization, and directs all
tactical resources?

 A. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 B. Logistics Sections Chief
 C. Operations Section Chief
 D. Planning Section Chief
            Final Exam
The Public Information Officer is the
main link to information for internal
and external stakeholders which
include the media or other
organizations seeking information
directly from the incident or event.

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          Final Exam # 11
Which Command Staff position serves as the
conduit between internal and external
stakeholders, including the media, or other
organizations seeking information directly from the
incident or event?

   A. Public Information Officer
   B. Liaison Officer
   C. Resource Officer
   D. Safety Officer
         Final Exam
Different organizations use
different names for titles.
Incident Command System
position titles provide a
common standard for all
users.
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               Final Exam # 12
At each level of the ICS organization, individuals in positions of
primary responsibility have distinct titles. Using specific ICS
position titles serves three important purposes:
        The use of distinct titles allows for filling ICS positions with
         the most qualified individuals rather than by rank.
        Standard position titles are useful when requesting
         qualified personnel.
        ___________________________________

         A. Titles provide a common standard for all users.
         B. Distinct titles help clarify the activities undertaken by
         specific personnel.
         C. Position titles help to maintain the normal lines of
         authority within agencies.
         D. Prestige associated with certain titles helps to motivate
         responders.
             Final Exam
The Planning Section Chief is
responsible for preparing and
documenting the Incident Action Plan.
Other responsibilities include
collecting and evaluating information,
maintaining resource status, and
maintaining documentation for
incident reports.
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         Final Exam # 13
Which General Staff position prepares and
documents the Incident Action Plan, collects
and evaluates information, maintains
resource status, and maintains
documentation for incident records?

 A. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 B. Logistics Section Chief
 C. Operations Section Chief
 D. Planning Section Chief
           Final Exam
Span of control is the amount of
individuals or resources that the
supervisor can manage effectively
during emergency response incidents
or special events.



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         Final Exam # 14
One ICS principle relates to the supervisory
structure of the organization and pertains
to the number of individuals or resources
one incident supervisor can manage
effectively. This operating guideline is
referred to as:
    A. Delegation of authority
    B. Span of control
    C. Form follows function
    D. Unity of command
            Final Exam
The Logistics Section Chief is
responsible for providing medical
services, transportation, and
communication resources. Also, setting up
food services, and maintaining incident
facilities are other duties the Logistics
Section Chief is responsible for in the
Incident Command System.
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         Final Exam # 15
Which General Staff position is responsible for
ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed
and have communications, medical support, and
transportation as needed to meet the operational
objectives?

  A. Finance/Administration Section Chief
  B. Logistics Section Chief
  C. Operations Section Chief
  D. Planning Section Chief
         Final Exam
The Safety Officer of the
Command Staff must monitor
safety conditions and develop
a plan for the safety of all
personnel in the Incident
Command System.
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        Final Exam # 16
Which Command Staff position
monitors safety conditions and
develops measures for assuring the
safety of all assigned personnel?

 A. Public Information officer
 B. Liaison Officer
 C. Resource Officer
 D. Safety Officer
          Final Exam
An Incident Action Plan can be
an oral or written plan that
reflects the overall strategy
for managing an incident within a
prescribed timeframe called an
Operational Period.
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         Final Exam # 17
Which of the following would you expect to
see in an Incident Action Plan?
  A. Detailed cost estimates for
  implementing the proposed activities.
  B. Listing of all staff members currently
  deployed to the incident.
  C. Measurable strategic operations to be
  achieved within the operational period.
  D. A schematic showing all
  communication equipment in use at the
  incident.
           Final Exam
Staging Areas are temporary locations
at an incident where personnel and
equipment are kept while waiting for
tactical assignments. A Labor Pool is
a specific type of staging area for
medical and non-medical personnel
within the Incident Command System.
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         Final Exam # 18
Which incident facility is the location
where personnel and equipment are
kept while waiting for tactical
assignments?

  A. Compound
  B. Helibase
  C. Incident Command Post
  D. Staging Area or Labor Pool
            Final Exam
Finance and Administration is a
function of the Incident Command
Station which monitors costs
related to the incident. Also, this
function provides accounting,
procurement, time recording, and
cost analyses.
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        Final Exam # 19
Which General Staff position manages costs
related to the incident, and provides
accounting, procurement, time recording,
and cost analyses?

 A. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 B. Logistics Section Chief
 C. Operations Section Chief
 D. Planning Section Chief
         Final Exam
Tactical resources, such as
personnel and major items of
equipment that are available
to the operation, are classified
as either Assigned, Available,
or Out-of-Service
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         Final Exam # 20
Tactical Resources are always
classified as one of the following
during an incident:
     ____________
     Available
     Out-of-Service

      A. Active
      B. Checked-In
      C. Assigned
      D. Allocated.
             Final Exam
Check-in process and information
helps to ensure personnel
accountability, track resources, prepare
personnel for assignments, locate personnel
in case of an emergency, establish
personnel time records and payroll
documentation, plan for releasing
personnel, and organizing demobilization
process.
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            Final Exam # 21
Check-in officially logs you in at the incident. The check-in
process and information help to:
    Ensure personnel accountability.
    Track resources.
    Prepare personnel for assignments and reassignments.
    Organize the demobilization process.
    ______________________________


     A. Determine procedures for reimbursing your
     headquarters.
     B. Identify purchasing authority and procedures.
     C. Determine how food and lodging will be provided.
     D. Locate Personnel in case of an emergency
            Final Exam
A Part of the Command Staff, the
Liaison Officer is responsible for
serving as the primary contact for
supporting organizations that are
assisting at an incident, but are not
participating with the Incident
Command Structure.
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         Final Exam # 22
Which Command Staff position serves as
the primary contact for supporting agencies
and organizations that are assisting at an
incident, but are not participating within
the Incident Command Station structure?

     A. Public Information Officer
     B. Liaison Officer
     C. Resource Officer
     D. Safety Officer
          Final Exam
After check-in, individuals
should locate their incident
supervisor and obtain their
initial briefing. The briefing
information helps you plan your
tasks and communicate with
others.
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         Final Exam # 23
After check-in, you should:

 A. Locate your incident supervisor and
 obtain your initial briefing
 B. Determine your mode of transportation
 for traveling to and from your assignment
 location
 C. Locate your fellow co-workers
 D. Report to the incident command post
            Final Exam
Incident Command Systems must
meet the needs of the incidents of any
size or kind. Also, they must allow
personnel from a variety of agencies to
meld rapidly into a common management
structure. Incident Command Systems
must also be cost effective and provide
logistical and administrative support.
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            Final Exam # 24
Designers of the system recognized early that the
ICS must:
      Meet the needs of incidents of any kind or size.
      Provide logistical and administrative support to ensure that
       operational staff can meet tactical objectives.
      Be cost effective by avoiding duplication of efforts.
      ___________________________________
       A. Require that a minimum number of personnel be
      deployed to perform administrative and logistics functions
       B. Use certified emergency responders to serve as incident
       commanders and section chiefs
       C. Allow personnel from a variety of organizations and/or
       agencies to meld rapidly into a common management
       structure
       D. Compensate for incident response failures likely to result
       from a lack of resources
             Final Exam
Maintaining adequate span of control
throughout the Incident Command Center
is very important. Effective span of control
on incidents may vary from three to seven,
and a ratio of one supervisor to five
reporting elements is recommended. If the
number of reporting elements falls outside
the ranges, expansion or consolidation may
be necessary.
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   Final Exam # 25 (last ?)
Effective span of control on incidents may vary
from three to seven, but which ratio of supervisor
to reporting elements is recommended?

  A. One Supervisor to Four Reporting Elements
  B. One Supervisor to Five Reporting Elements
  C. One Supervisor to Six Reporting Elements
  D. One Supervisor to Seven Reporting Elements
CONGRATULATIONS!!
  You have successfully
completed the ICS exam!!!
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  INCORRECT
 One of the Incident Command
 System’s operating guidelines
 is that the individual in charge
of the organization is responsible
until the authority is delegated to
          someone else.


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     Operations, Planning,
         Logistics, and
 Finance/Administration makes
    up what is known as the
  General Staff of the Incident
      Command System.


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 INCORRECT
An Incident Command Post is the
  location at which the Incident
Commander oversees all incident
  operations. Every incident or
 event, no matter the size, must
 have some form of an Incident
         Command Post.



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 INCORRECT
  The Incident Commander
   is the only position that
      is always staffed
   regardless of the nature
       of the incident.



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   INCORRECT
  There are various incidents that
  an Incident Command System
 must be set up. Incidents range
 from fires, to disease outbreaks,
  to search and rescue missions,
 and to public celebrations such as
             parades.

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 INCORRECT
  The personnel that make up the
   Command Staff in the Incident
  Command System are the Public
 Information Officer, Safety Officer,
  and the Liaison Officer. Each has
  their specific tasks in helping the
   Incident Command Station run
              smoothly.

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    INCORRECT
    An Incident Action Plan reflects the
     overall strategy for managing an
incident with a prescribed timeframe called
an Operational Period. The Incident Action
Plan must tell what we do and how to do it,
who is responsible, how we communicate,
 and also what the procedure is if incident
          personnel are injured.

 Click Here to Try Again
    INCORRECT
Healthcare organizations will be able
to more effectively communicate with
 outside agencies and organizations
when they use common terminology.




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  INCORRECT
 The ICS structure is unique but easy to
   understand. There is no correlation
     between the ICS structure & the
  administrative structure of any single
agency or organization. This is deliberate,
 because confusion over different position
titles & organization structures has been a
  significant stumbling block to effective
    incident management in the past.

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   INCORRECT
    The Operations Chief in the
   Incident Command System is
responsible for conducting tactical,
 such as patient care or clean-up,
 operations to carry out the plan.
Also, the Command Chief directs all
         tactical resources

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   INCORRECT
The Public Information Officer is the
main link to information for internal
 and external stakeholders which
    include the media or other
 organizations seeking information
directly from the incident or event.


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 INCORRECT
  Different organizations use
   different names for titles.
  Incident Command System
    position titles provide a
   common standard for all
             users.


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  INCORRECT
    The Planning Section Chief is
    responsible for preparing and
documenting the Incident Action Plan.
    Other responsibilities include
collecting and evaluating information,
  maintaining resource status, and
   maintaining documentation for
          incident reports.

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   INCORRECT

  Span of control is the amount of
  individuals or resources that the
 supervisor can manage effectively
during emergency response incidents
         or special events.



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      The Logistics Section Chief is
    responsible for providing medical
      services, transportation, and
communication resources. Also, setting up
 food services, and maintaining incident
  facilities are other duties the Logistics
  Section Chief is responsible for in the
       Incident Command System.


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   The Safety Officer of the
 Command Staff must monitor
 safety conditions and develop
   a plan for the safety of all
   personnel in the Incident
      Command System.



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 An Incident Action Plan can be
   an oral or written plan that
   reflects the overall strategy
for managing an incident within a
 prescribed timeframe called an
       Operational Period.


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   INCORRECT
Staging Areas are temporary locations
 at an incident where personnel and
equipment are kept while waiting for
tactical assignments. A Labor Pool is
  a specific type of staging area for
 medical and non-medical personnel
within the Incident Command System.

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 INCORRECT
 Finance and Administration is a
function of the Incident Command
  Station which monitors costs
related to the incident. Also, this
  function provides accounting,
procurement, time recording, and
          cost analyses.

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 INCORRECT
   Tactical resources, such as
 personnel and major items of
  equipment that are available
 to the operation, are classified
 as either Assigned, Available,
       or Out-of-Service



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   INCORRECT
Check-in process and information
helps to ensure personnel
accountability, track resources, prepare
personnel for assignments, locate personnel
in case of an emergency, establish
personnel time records and payroll
documentation, plan for releasing
personnel, and organizing demobilization
process.


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   INCORRECT
 A Part of the Command Staff, the
 Liaison Officer is responsible for
serving as the primary contact for
 supporting organizations that are
assisting at an incident, but are not
  participating with the Incident
       Command Structure.

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After check-in, individuals
should locate their incident
supervisor and obtain their
initial briefing. The briefing
information helps you plan your
tasks and communicate with
others.

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    INCORRECT
Incident Command Systems must
meet the needs of the incidents of any
size or kind. Also, they must allow
personnel from a variety of agencies to
meld rapidly into a common management
structure. Incident Command Systems
must also be cost effective and provide
logistical and administrative support.

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     INCORRECT
Maintaining adequate span of control
throughout the Incident Command Center
is very important. Effective span of control
on incidents may vary from three to seven,
and a ratio of one supervisor to five
reporting elements is recommended. If the
number of reporting elements falls outside
the ranges, expansion or consolidation may
be necessary.

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