CME opportunities related to disaster medicine and physician disaster preparedness are available through a variety of specialty organizations (American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Disaster Medicine, and several medical societies). On line CME is available through the University of Minnesota, Yale New Haven Health Center, and other academic medical centers.
On-line educational information and training courses on the incident command system (ICS) and the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) are available at the following web sites.
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/ICSResource/index.htm – ICS review document, training courses (most web based), references, etc. are available at this FEMA web site.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incident_Command_System – An excellent overview and history of the Incident Command System.
http://www.calhospitalprepare.org/hics – Home page for the California Hospital Association’s emergency preparedness program. It includes access to the HICS basic course. http://www.emsa.ca.gov/disaster_medical_services_division_hospital_incident_command_system_resources – California EMS Authority page with description of HICS and access to their HICS guidebook.