Backer, H., Smiley, D., Schoenthal, L. et al. (2014). Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Guidebook: Fifth Edition, May 2014. California Emergency Medical Services Authority.
This latest version of the HICS guidebook meets the needs of all types of hospitals, regardless of location, size, or patient care capabilities and provides event-based templates and resources in addition to the system framework and job action sheet templates. Specifying the ICS used and how it is implemented is a key component of the EOP.