In 2003, PAHO published a training module to support the organization of hospital disaster planning workshops.
Suggestions and comments on how to improve the content were gathered from the participants at many of these workshops. At the same time, PAHO began working with other experts to develop complementary material to train trainers.
The result is the second version of Hospital Disaster Preparedness, a technical training tool that now includes the methodology to train trainers to carry out these courses. The revised version includes lesson plans, guidelines for instructors, visual aids, evaluation forms and reference material.