Training Resources

Your local Healthcare Preparedness Coalitions host a wide array of training opportunities.  Examples include:

  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • FEMA/TEEX/ICS Courses
  • Medical Surge Exercises
  • Medical Reserve Corp/SMAT Trainings
  • Workplace Violence

Be sure to check NC TERMS for all available training opportunities and contact your local HCC if you have any specific training needs or questions!

Patient Movement Overview

State Medical Support Shelter

When evacuations are necessary due to a hurricane or other disaster, shelters are established to accommodate those displaced. OEMS has the responsibility of establishing and overseeing State Medical Support Shelters (SMSS). The SMSS is established to provide shelter for individuals requiring specialized healthcare attention due to a disruption in their community healthcare support system.

Disaster Hospital Patient Movement

The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) has the responsibility for emergency mass patient movement as part of the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 for the NC State Emergency Response Team (NC SERT). Patient movement is coordinated with the Statewide Patient Coordination team. This team includes representatives of the transfer centers from the large health systems.

Online Training Courses

State Medical Response System Responder Orientation

The SMRS Responder Orientation class is available online for all deployment personnel in the medical response system to take as a self paced video module. The class ends in a quiz. Successful completion of the course material and quiz will earn 1.5 CEUs.


EMS Resource Deployment (AST)


Healthcare Emergency Management


Hospital First Receiver

The Hospital First Receiver program was designed to assist North Carolina Hospitals in developing and/or maintaining a standardized hospital-wide decontamination program that is compliant with federal requirements for worker health and safety.