Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019, (All day)

Fairfield Arts and Convention Center

200 N Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556

Healthcare Continuing Education Course


Program Title


START Triage

Course Number


20/YR REL 6100 608

Intended Audience


Nurses and EMS professionals who would be expected to respond in a disaster as well as other healthcare professionals who might be called upon to respond or assist in a large scale disaster or if a disaster involved their local facility.




Indian Hills Community College in Cooperation with Jefferson County Preparedness Committee


Program Purpose


To prepare individuals who might respond to or assist in a disaster situation to understand how the START Triage system works and be prepared to help or utilize it if needed.




Cathy Giberson REMT-P, LPN, CCP, RT( R)

Program Objectives



Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  1. 1.     Define triage and a mass casualty incident
  2. 2.     Understand the methodology of the START triage system
  3. 3.     Outline proper use of SMART triage tags
  4. 4.     Identify key difference in triage of pediatric patients
  5. 5.     Given scenarios, demonstrate competency using the START triage method and tags



The following will be awarded with 100% attendance:

  • 2.8 Contact hours for nursing approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12
  • 3 CEH’s for all levels of EMS by Provider # 1500, EMS Sponsor # 19-1500-314 FE

For most other healthcare professions in Iowa, it is the licensees’ responsibility to determine if the continuing education programs they attend meet the requirements of their professional licensure board. As a courtesy, IHCC lists contact hours for other professions which we feel the class will meet continuing education requirements for.

  • 3 CEH’s for Nursing Home Administrators
  • 3 Contact hours for Department Heads in Long Term Care
  • 3 Contact hours for Residential Care Administrators
    • 3 Contact hours for fire fighters




Tuesday, September 24, 2019



Fairfield Arts and Convention Center

Time


0830 for the morning session OR 1230 for the afternoon session

Program Time


0900 to 1200 OR  1300 to 1600



$ 10.00

Register By


September 17, 2019  - Class size limited to 60 students per session



Email Cathy Giberson at or phone 641-919-0565 and leave a message, name and phone number and number of participants




Cathy Giberson 641-919-0565

Refund Policy


No refunds will be given for individuals cancelling their registration the day of class or for those who fail to cancel and don’t show.


Continuing Education and Workforce Solutions: Lori Reeves  

Nursing Continuing Education Approval: Pat Knoot, RN


Non-Discrimination Statement It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities and not to illegally discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, religion, genetic information or disability in its educational programs, activities or its employment and personnel policies.  It is the further policy of Indian Hills Community College that no retaliatory action shall be taken against any person exercising their rights as an employee or student irrespective of the outcome of any procedure instituted hereunder  Inquiries or grievances related to this policy may be directed to Bonnie Campbell, Director of Human Resources/Equity Coordinator, 525 Grandview, Ottumwa, IA 52501, 641-683-5108; the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in Des Moines; the Director of the Region VII Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education in Kansas City, Missouri. Disability Services/Accommodations Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations or special services should contact IHCC Disability Services for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters, and/or specialized equipment Students enrolling in credit programs should make their requests for accommodations t the time they are applying for admission and preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact the Ottumwa Disabilities Center by calling 641-683-5749. Centerville students should contact the Academic SUCCESS Center at 641-856-2143, ext. 2214 or email