New Materials Improve the Hospital Disaster Planning Course


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.

Presently, this material is available in Spanish only and is on the web at All material is also available on a new CD-ROM. Visit the web site or request the Spanish language materials from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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