The Hospital Safety Index
October 22, 2008 -- 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time
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Transcript (MS Word)
Slides: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Handouts: Safe Hospitals Booklet, Flyer, FAQ
PAHO Hospital Safety Index
Hospital Safety Index at SafeHospitals.info
ISDR 2008-2009 World Disaster Reduction Campaign "Hospitals Safe from Disasters"
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"I thought Patricia Bittner's presentation on Safe Hospitals and the Index for assessment were great! The powerpoint was well thought out and planned to allow for lots of Q & A. The tool looks to be very user friendly and valuable for preventing future death and disability to Healthcare workers and thier patients! Good job."
Patricia Bittner has worked with the Pan American Health Organization, regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), for more than 20 years. Currently, she is the Program Management Officer with PAHO/WHO's Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief, responsible for partnerships, advocacy and the management of donor grants and reporting.
In 2007-08, Pat spent an extended period working with the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (Geneva) and with other WHO regional offices for Southeast Asia (New Delhi) and the Eastern Mediterranean (Cairo) to coordinate and launch the World Campaign on Disaster Reduction, whose theme is Hospitals Safe from Disasters. She continues to work with Ministries of Health in the Latin America and the Caribbean and other international agencies, including the World Bank, on this important issue. Safe Hospitals is also the theme of the 2009 World Health Day.
Pat is the executive editor of the PAHO/WHO newsletter Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas (circ. 26,000). She is also the author of several articles on disaster management, a co-author of A World Safe from Natural Disasters: The Journey of Latin America and the Caribbean and has produced a wide variety of multimedia programs on technical and advocacy issues. She holds a M.Sc. in technology management and prior to joining PAHO she lived in Latin America for a number of years.