All members of the Upstate Medical University are provided with mandatory annual education about Emergency Management through a combination of online and live training modules. This training and education include:
- Emergency Management Awareness
- Safety at Work (SAW)
New York State Department of Health requires Emergency Preparedness education be completed per the "Educational Requirements for NIMS Education".
University Hospital employees have a variety of educational requirements, depending on your role in Emergency Preparedness.
Incident Command Training
Watch the video below:
- Incident Command Video (To enter completion in Tracker use code: IC)
In addition, specialized training is provided in various areas, including:
- Decontamination Unit Leader
- Disaster Mental Health
- Ebola PPE
- Evacuation (eFINDS and Evacuation Equipment)
- Everbridge Communications
- Hazmat for the First Responder/Receiver Awareness
- Hazmat for the First Responder/Receiver Operations
- Hazmat for the First Responder/Receiver Operations Refresher
- Incident Command System and NIMS (IS-100, 200, 700, 800)
Nurse Managers & Directors
This training is designed for all inpatient nurse managers at the Downtown and Community Campuses as well as outpatient/ambulatory nursing managers as well.
Please pick the specific power-point presentation that applies to your area of responsibility:
Blackboard Course: UH456 Incident Command Training for Nurse Managers
Traker Code: INCCOMMAND
This training is required yearly training as indicated by CMS rules pertaining to emergency preparedness.
The expected length of this class is approximately 1 hour max as it is designed to give you the some basic knowledge and resources regarding critical incidents here at SUNY Upstate. It is up to you to dive deeper in to these various procedures based on your department’s operational needs.
SUNY Upstate has never had a formal program of education for Nurse Managers regarding critical incidents or disasters. Learning has often occurred during an actual event which can present many problems for administrators filling command positions that could be avoided with a little bit of knowledge at the front line level.
CMS rule 42 CFP 483: "Facilities are required to provide training in emergency preparedness policies and procedures that are consistent with their roles in an emergency to all new and existing staff…. Facilities have the flexibility to determine the focus of their annual training, as long as it aligns with the emergency plan and risk assessment. Ideally, annual training should be modified each year, incorporating any lessons learned from the most recent exercises, real-life emergencies that occurred in the last year and during the annual review of the facility’s emergency program".
Regional Training Centers
The Central NY, Finger Lakes, Albany Medical Center and Stony Brook Regional Training Centers facilitate and provide emergency preparedness training with a health care centered focus, made possible through grant funding from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Training courses are available through a variety of modalities and are typically free of charge. Visit the Finger Lakes Regional Training Center for a listing of Central NY area trainings or the NYSDOH Aware Prepare Update for additional training opportunities.