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LLIS Best Practice: Emergency Management Programs for Healthcare Facilities: The Incident Management System   [open pdf - 87KB]

"Healthcare facilities should establish an IMS [Incident Management System] for their organization to use when directing emergency response and recovery operations. Many healthcare facilities are adopting variations of the Incident Command System (ICS) that are tailored for medical operations. ICS principles enable a healthcare facility to improve emergency operations through use of a logical management structure, defined responsibilities, clear reporting channels, and common language. This helps manage facility operations during an emergency, as well as integrate the facility's response with that of other local, regional, and national efforts."

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