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Hospital Emergency Preparedness And Response Course


Disasters, natural or human-generated, foreseen or without warning, with intensive or extensive risks, affect people and result in varying health effects and consequences. Survival rates of victims depend on an array of factors especially the surge capacity of hospitals and healthcare facilities to manage the expanded demand of mass casualties for services and resources, as they manage the emergency incident.


5 days.


The course is intended for healthcare facility staff, managers and administrators, who are responsible for hospital emergency planning, or any emergencies involving mass casualties that require the major resources of a hospital.


The course will enhance the knowledge and skills of participants to equip themselves on emergency planning (for the whole cycle of emergency management for all-hazard concept); reviewing and enhancing their current surge capacity to manage mass casualty-related emergencies; the concepts of hospital emergency management; and on applying knowledge gained on testing and updating emergency management plans and systems.

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the roles of health care facilities in disaster management
  2. Apply tools and processes in preparing for, responding to, and recovering for better from the impacts of emergencies or disasters
  3. Discuss the basic requirements of managing the risks and mass casualty incidents with continuous hospital operations
  4. Manage a mass casualty incident exercise (preparation, conduct, evaluation)
  5. Apply Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS) in a simulated exercise
  6. Apply on-site medical care concepts to specific emergency situations
  7. Prepare an outline of healthcare facility disaster preparedness, response, recovery and business continuity plans.


  • Changing Hazards and Disaster Risk Management
  • Establishing a “Hospital Safe from Disaster”
  • Hospital Surge Capacity Development
  • Hospital Workforce Capacity Development
  • Managing Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Managing the risks of Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Managing Pandemics in a hospital setting
  • Hospital Emergency Management Systems
  • Risk Communication and Handling affected families
  • Hospital Security in Crisis
  • Hospital Recovery and Building Resilient Hospital
  • Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning
  • Simulation Drill
  • Hospital Surge Capacity Development
  • Hospital Business Continuity Plan Development
  • Building Resilient Hospital to Emergencies
  • Establishing a “Hospital Safe from Disasters”


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 792 516 000, +254 792 516 010.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 15th July 2019.

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Payment for all the courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 22-07-2019
Event End Date 26-07-2019
Cut off date 15-07-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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