Sarah Konopelska

TropPaed 2022 - 12th Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

This 5-day-course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child health was initiated in 2010 and has ever since taken place and been developed further on a yearly basis. It addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural aspects of Global Child Health.

Date

22.-27. May 2022

 

Venue

Schloß Rauischholzhausen

Info

Maximal no. of participants: 50
Course language: English

Welcome!

After the cancellation of the course in 2021 due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to welcoming you again in Rauisscholzhausen in 2022!

The registration will be activated shortly. Furthermore, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter, through which you will receive up-to-date information on further planning.

In 2022 we will again bei offering you an interesting program of lectures, practical small group work and clinically oriented seminars. In addition, there will be plenty of time for international exchange of plans and experiences.

As our planning progresses, you will continually find more details about the schedule and lecturers on this page.

Provisional Schedule

Here you can find the preliminary topics of the course. There will be an evening program and case presentations from our international guests on some of the days.

If you wish to arrive already one day before the course starts, this is possible for an extra charge of 35 euros for the additional overnight stay. Please select the corresponding option when booking the course. Check-in is possible from 5 pm.

In general, Saturday is used by the organization team for their preparations.

  • Arrival and check-in around mid-day
  • Lunch
  • Registration and Introduction round
  • Further details to follow

  • Introduction into the caring for a critically ill child in a resource-limited setting
  • Practical workshops regarding “the critically ill child” – i.e. malaria, neurological or respiratory emergencies, malnutrition, shock and ETAT
  • Further details to be announced

  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Practical workshops regarding interventions in a resource-limited setting (i.e. invasive techniques, KMC, bCPAP, hospital and community neonatology)
  • Introduction into the big topics HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Further details to be announced

  • Practical workshops about HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, family medicine, …)
  • Further details to be announced

  • Course content to be announced
  • Feedback round and good-bye
  • Evening: Good-bye party

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out
  • Departure

Fee and application

The price includes course participation, accommodation from 22.5.-27.5., meals and coffee breaks from Sunday noon to Friday morning and course materials. If you wish to arrive already on Saturday, this is possible for an extra charge of 35 Euro for the additional overnight stay. Please select the appropriate option when registering. Not included in the price are alcoholic beverages and drinks outside of those served at meals and coffee breaks, as well as transportation costs and any mandatory Sars-CoV-2 testing that may come our way.

Scholarships for colleagues from countries with limited resources will unfortunately not be awarded in the usual form in 2022. The pandemic-related travel restrictions force us to accept international applications only from selected partner countries where the requirements for entry are met. Thus, with a heavy heart, we will not offer our open application process in 2022. In the future we hope to be able to accept applications again as we used to. For this we ask you to send us a letter of motivation including your curriculum vitae. You can find more details on this under the section “sponsoring of international colleagues“.

Register for the course

Regular fee non-member

from 1.4.22
1000 €

Regular fee non-member

Early Bird until 31.3.22
900 €

Member of GTP/ESPID

from 1.4.22
900 €

Member of GTP/ESPID

Early Bird until 31.3.22
800 €

Venue

We are pleased to be able to hold our course again in 2022 at Schloss Rauischholzhausen, the conference and training facility of the University of Giessen. This historic and beautiful venue is tailor-made for our course as it offers the possibility to accommodate all participants, organizers and lecturers in one place, good facilities and a very fair financial framework. The versatile room selection meets our demand of lectures combined with small group work. Catering includes three main meals and two coffee breaks per day. Vegan and vegetarian options are available at each meal. Hosting the course there for the first time in 2016 has proven to be a complete success. We will keep you informed about current Sars-CoV-2 hygiene regulations here on our homepage.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund

Registration for TropPaed 22.-27. May 2022

Dear colleagues,

to register for the upcoming TropPaed course (22.-27. May 2022), please fill out the form below. We appreciate your interest and look forward to your participation. After receipt of your registration, the capacities in the course will be checked and you will receive a message in the next few days with either definite acceptance including request for payment or with offer of a waiting list place.

Please note the following information before registering:

Course Schedule
- Arrival: Sunday 22. May 2022 throughout the morning. Arrival Saturday 21. May 2022 from 5 pm is possible for an extra charge of 35 euros for the additional overnight stay (please specify when registering).
- Program start: Sunday 22. May 2022 around 2 pm after lunch.
- End of course: Thursday 26. May 2022 evening followed by a farewell party.
- Departure: Friday 27. May 2022 early after breakfast.

Prerequisites for course participation.
- Complete vaccine record against COVID-19 (vaccine must be approved in Germany) or condition after passed infection. Proof must be presented at registration.

Mentoring our international guests
In recent years, we have introduced that there are voluntary primary contact persons for our international guests within the European participant group, which was perceived by both sides as very positive. As a so-called mentor, you are the contact person for general questions that do not concern the course organization, feel responsible to see if everything is in order, engage in communication and may even be a room neighbor. Feel free to sign up as a mentor when you register.

Cancellation Policy.
- Cancellation by 1. April 2022: refund of full course fee minus 50 euro processing fee.
- Cancellation until 1. May 2022: refund of 50% of the course fee.
- Cancellation from 1. May 2022: No refund of the course fee. We will check individually the possibility of reimbursement of boarding costs with the castle.

COVID-19 pandemic - further regulations.
- If there are requirements at the time of the course regarding mandatory testing for Sars-CoV-2, we reserve the right to have you perform appropriate tests independently or on site at your own expense.
- The course concerning hygiene regulations we will published and updated on our website.

GTP annual meeting in Basel
Directly following the TropPaed course, the 40th GTP Annual Meeting will take place in Basel from 27-29 May 2022, to which we cordially invite you. We are currently planning to organize a bus transport directly from the castle to there. Should you wish to make use of this, please indicate this in the registration form. This information is not binding and serves only planning purposes.

For queries of any kind regarding the course, please do not hesitate to contact us: troppaed(a)globalchildhealth.de

 

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    27.-29. August 2021 | ETAT+ Instructor Course | Hamburg

    We`re happy to announce that we could organize our second ETAT+ Instructor Course despite several challenges. Finally, we reached out to hold a three days couse in Hamburg with an international group of participants as well as instructors from August 27th – 29th 2021. After a first pilot course in 2019, which we conducted in Hannover with great support from the UK ETAT team, we planned to perform a course by a mixed instructor team including the German ETAT+ team, UK ETAT team as well as very experienced instructors from the ERC and American heart association (EPALS trainer from Germany, Switzerland as well as the Netherlands).

    The goal of the ETAT+ Instructor Course is to teach and enable former ETAT+ course participants who showed instructor potential the possibility to get a deeper insight into adult learning and how to perform it efficiently. The foundation of this instructor course were the teaching methods from the European resuscitation council (ERC) and the course content from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in UK. A special part of the agenda were group discussions about challenges and important points related to implementing trainings in low resource settings and other cultures. With this background information it should be possible to teach ETAT+ (as well as other simulation trainings) in different countries and cultures even more effectively.

    We were lucky that our international instructor team could travel over three country borders from UK, Germany and Switzerland despite the Sars-Cov-2-pandemic restrictions. And even our participants came from different European countries like the Netherlands, Ukraine and Germany. The course was held in the Wilhelmsstift Hospital in Hamburg with great support from the local team.

    The three day training was very intense including a lot of practical trainings with personal feedback and room for improvement due to good repetition. It was wonderful to see the fast progress in teaching skills from day to day. All participants enjoyed the good atmosphere, the chance to train under supervision of experienced trainers as well as exchanging ideas with one another.

    In total, this course was a great success and we had a fantastic time all together where everyone could benefit from another! This is great networking! This is the future of great instructors who can spread the word of ETAT around the globe!

    Thanks to everyone who took part by organisation, participation and teaching!

    Gudrun Jäger & Barbara Zimmer for the German ETAT+ Team & international instructors


    EKFS-funded placemet of a paediatrician in Malawi

    !!! Jetzt bewerben - Offene Stelle für September 2021 !!!

     

    Dear colleagues,

    We would like to draw your attention to a special project that will start in the fall of 2021 in cooperation between the University of Witten-Herdecke, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre/Malawi and the Medical Association of Westphalia-Lippe. For this, prospective pediatricians in their third and fourth year of training who work at children's hospitals in the area of the Medical Association of Westphalia-Lippe are being sought.

    We are looking forward to your application!

     Kind regards, Carsten Krüger and Ralf Weigel

     

    6 months residency in pediatrics in Malawi

    • Prerequisite: You are at least in the 3rd/4th year of specialty training and are a member of the Westfalen-Lippe Medical Association.
    • Start: September 2021
    • Financing: covering the costs of visas and preparatory courses. Co-financing of insurances and living expenses
    • Application and/or questions to: globalchildhealth(a)uni-wh.de

    For a detailed description of the project, its development, partners, and on-site program details, see herethe original article in the Westfälisches Ärzteblatt (issue 7/2021).


    40th GTP Annual Conference

    Date

    27.5.2022
    until
    29.5.2022

     

     

    Venue

    Basel, Switzerland

     

    Organizors

    Dr. Charlotte Adamczick
    Dr. Gudrun Jäger

    27-29th May 2022          

    Basel, Switzerland

    Conference theme: “Integrating General Paediatrics in health systems of resource limited settings; scope of the speciality and needs assessment on staffing and logistics


    Greetings from the organizors

    tba


    Conference program

    Times are stated as CET
    Last update:

    Friday

     

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Call for abstracts


    Venue

    Universitätsspital Basel, Schweizände

    Address
    Spitalstrasse 21 / Petersgraben 4
    4031 Basel
    Switzerland

    Homepage


    Accommodation

    Basel Youth Hostel is a welcoming accommodation close to the conference venue. In one- to six-bed rooms you can stay inexpensively and at the same time in a stylish atmosphere. For more information on accommodation and room availability, please visit the homepage of the Swiss Youth Hostels.

    Jugendherberge Basel
    St. Alban-Kirchrain 10
    4052 Basel
    Switzerland

    basel(a)youthhostel.ch

    Phone: +41 61 272 05 72


    Registration

     

    Cancellation policy:

     

    Technical requirements

     

    CME credit points

     

    Conflict of interest and sponsorship declaration

    The content of this event will be designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers will disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants. There is no sponsorship of the event.

    Registration open soon

    Contact information

    General inquiries and comments (not for registration):

    Conference registration:

    Banking details:
    Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
    Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
    Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
    IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
    BIC: GENODEM1AHL

    Abstract submission (deadline: tba):


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    Paediatric ETAT+ trainings 2021

     

    22nd-24th October 2021 in Hamburg, Germany

    There is a waiting list for this course. Applications for the waiting list are welcome.

     

    Overview

    • Target group: Doctors and nursing staff with work experience, who are preparing for a placement abroad
    • Course language: English
    • Organizers: working group ETAT of GTP
    • Venue: Kinderkrankenhaus Wilhelmstift Hamburg, Germany (May, October), University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Germany (July)
    • Fees: Doctors 300€, Nursing staff 150€
    • Course leaflet for further information
    • Registration

     

    The concept ETAT

    ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and periurban areas.

    ETAT guidelines are designed to deal with common problems in paediatric departments in low resource setting where

    • Inpatient mortality is high.
    • Many of the patients die within 24 hours of admission

    Common problems are e.g. inadequate service, low training level of staff, especially in emergency care, no or few written protocols, delays in initiating care. ETAT guidelines are developed by WHO and are adapted from the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines used in western countries. ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. They identify children with immediately life-threatening conditions which are most frequently seen in developing countries, such as obstruction of the airway and other breathing problems caused by infections, shock, severely altered central nervous system function (coma or convulsions), and severe dehydration in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

    These guidelines were developed in Malawi, and were field-tested in several other countries including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Niger.

    In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient.

     

    The paediatric ETAT+ course

    The working group ETAT emerged within the GTP on the initiative of three alumni of the Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics (TropPaed), who have experienced the clinical significance of ETAT on various missions abroad. They have been trained as tutors and have lead trainings abroad. The first ETAT+ training by this working group was held successfully in September 2018 in Witten/Herdecke and received very positive feedback. The training is now becoming a regular event.

    The course focusses on improving global child health through capacity building as well as assessment and treatment of sick children in low resource settings. It offers an introduction to a well-organized “critical care pathway” and good quality, basic paediatric emergency care, which can help to reduce paediatric hospital mortality.

    Course content

    Besides from lectures, the course is based on an interactive training. Skills stations include:

    • Bag and mask application
    • Intraosseous canula insertion
    • CPR of children and neonates
    • Many practical case simulations
    Course objectives
    • Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into the following categories:
      • those with emergency signs
      • those with priority signs
      • those who are non-urgent cases
    • Assess a child’s airway and breathing and give emergency treatments.
    • Assess the child’s status of circulation and level of consciousness.
    • Manage shock, coma, and convulsions in a child.
    • Assess and manage severe dehydration in a child with diarrhoea.
    • Manage acute severe malnutrition.
    • Manage a sick neonate and a premature baby.
    • Assess and manage burns and trauma in a child.
    • Plan and implement ETAT in your own working area.
    Impressions from the last course

    "I liked all of the practical sessions – all very useful.”
    “Very practical and structured training.”
    “I liked the trainer team: good mixture, lots of experience, passionate teaching.”


    Registration for the GTP annual conference 2020

    Dear colleagues, students and health care workers,

    unfortunately, online registration for the conference is no longer possible. If you still want to register, please send an email to our secretary's office stating your first and last name, billing address and desired workshop. Please transfer the conference fee of 20 Euro (not applicable for students and colleagues from LMIC) to our conference account:

    Society for Tropical Pediatrics and
    International Child Health (GTP) e. V.
    Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
    IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
    BIC: GENODEM1AHL
    Subject: "GTP2021 fee, your first and last name".

    You will receive the access link to the conference by email.

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    39th GTP annual conference - Global Child Health in times of pandemics

    Datum

    June 5th 2021  9:00
    until
    June 6th 2021  12:00

     

    Ort

    Virtual conference via Zoom®

     

    Ausrichter

    Prof. Dr. C. Krüger
    Dr. B. Kretzschmar

    5th-6th June 2021          

    Virtual conference via Zoom®

    Leading topic: “Global Child Health in times of pandemics“


    Greetings from the organizors

    Dear colleagues, students and employees in the health care sector!

    We would like to cordially invite you to our 39th annual conference, this year unfortunately under pandemic conditions.

    Under the guiding theme “Global Child Health in times of pandemics”, the meeting will be held exclusively virtually on June 5th-6th 2021. We want to address the various impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and other risks/determinants on child health, especially in resource-poor countries, and discuss which interventions will enable children, adolescents and their families worldwide to best cope with the implications of this pandemic. This will also have to include the question of what contribution wealthy nations, which are also affected by the pandemic, can and should make.

    On Saturday we have scheduled exciting keynote speeches by renowned speakers and free contributions in the form of short presentations for you. Sunday morning will be reserved for workshops. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic situation, we had to refrain from a face-to-face event. Nevertheless we could win speakers from Germany, the European and non-European countries for our online program.

    The members’ assembly will also have to take place virtually this time. Details will be sent to all members in time.

    Unfortunately, we have to postpone the joint celebration and social exchange, otherwise a fixed part of our annual meeting, until next year.

    Due to the virtual event mode, we are charging a standard price of 20.00 EUR this year. Students, colleagues from low-ressource countries as well as lecturers and first authors of abstracts can take part free of charge.

    We are very much looking forward to your virtual participation and to lively, gladly also controversial discussions.

    Join us for this interesting event!

    Yours

    Carsten Krüger and Benno Kretzschmar


    Conference program

    Times are stated as CET
    Last update: June 6th 2021

    Friday 17:00 - 20:00

    Virtual board meeting

     

    Saturday 9:00 - 20:00 CET

    09:00-09:10     Welcome address (C. Krüger, B. Kretzschmar)

    09:10-10:30     Opening lecture (Chair: C. Krüger)
    COVID-19 and its impact on children and women in LMICs – policy and ethical considerations (M. Knipper, Gießen)

    10:00-11:30     Session 1 (Chair: M. Krawinkel)
    Global programs for children in COVID-19 times
    – The impact of the pandemic on the care of children in humanitarian aid (M. Tamannai, MSF Berlin)
    – Sustainable food security and improving health in rural areas: The Nutrition Smart CommUNITI (S. Welte)
    – Essential emergency and critical care in the context of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic (Hans-Jörg Lang, ALIMA & UWH)

    11:30-12:00     Break

    12:00-13:30     Session 2 (Chair: R. Weigel)
    COVID-19 / Miscellaneous
    – Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic response on intrapartum care, stillbirth, and neonatal mortality outcomes in Nepal (M. Målqvist, Schweden)
    – Introduction of the „Child Growth Monitor“ (M. Pohl, Welthungerhilfe Berlin)
    – Evaluation of an Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+) training in Madagascar – preliminary findings (M. Galatsch, Witten)

    13:30-14:00     Break

    14:00-15:30     Session 3 (Chair: C. Herr)
    Research and Projects in Global Child Health
    5 short presentations á 10+5 minutes from submitted abstracts
    – Heuschen A-K, Müller O.: Public health relevant consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the malaria burden in sub-Sahara Africa / Heidelberg
    – Langha L, Weigel R.: What are the Menstrual Experiences of Schoolgirls and Students in Uganda? A Narrative Literature Review / Witten
    – Leusmann A et al.: Evaluation of the Pediatric Emergency Course and Advanced Skills Training (PEAST) in Sierra Leone – A State of Knowledge Analysis Pre and Post Course / Witten
    – Schmidt-Troschke H-M et al.: “Zines” as a new health education medium for children: a narrative literature review / Witten
    – Heinrich A, Krüger C.: The national immunization program in Tanzania: structural prerequisites and potential for optimization. / Witten

    – Announcements by the GTP

    15:30-16:00     Break

    16:00-17:00     Session 4 (Chair: I. Schmidt)
    Free topics as well as vaccinations and nutrition in times of pandemic
    – Experience of Implementation of Gastrochisis Treatment Protocol in Tanzania (Z. Bokhary. Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
    – Issues in the Corona pandemic from a nursing perspective. (I. Schmidt, Hamminkeln)

    17:10-20:00     GTP members’ assembly
    – Election of the new board
    – Amendment to the Articles of Association
    – Farewell by new board with outlook on annual meeting 2022 and TropPaed 2022

     

    Sonntag  9:00 - 12:00

    Parallel workshops

    Please register for a workshop at registration or write to us at gtp2021(a)globalchildhealth.de.

    COVID-19: First hand experiences from Brazil and Kenya

    ETAT+

    ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a structured and effective intervention designed for primary health structures in resource-linited settings in Africa and Asia. In settings where child mortality is high and most deaths of paediatric patients occur within 24 hours after admission, implementation of ETAT+ reduces intra-hospital mortality.

    ETAT helps in identification of acute life threatening problems like severe respiratory problems, shock, severe alterations of consciousness and severe dehydration. ETAT offers a structured way of identifying and treating those conditions.

    In our workshop, we will discuss the background of intrahospital child mortality, get to know the elements of ETAT and work through a primary assessement together. There will be the opportunity for questions and discussion with the speakers; they are ETAT instructures and have used or implemented ETAT in resource limited settings.

    For participation in the workshop, it is not required to be a member of the AG ETAT or have previous knowledge / experience. Everyone is welcome.

    Introductory lecture by Prof. Niessen followed by discussions, small group work and goal setting, and resource gathering for the GTP as well as workshop participants.

    Call for abstracts extended!

    Deadline: finished

    We are looking forward to your contributions to the conference theme and the overall topic “Global Child and Adolescent Health”. Tell us about your scientific or clinical projects or interesting questions.

    Participation is free for invited presenters and first authors of accepted abstracts.

    Abstract criteria: German or English (preferably English); max. 3000 characters incl. spaces; structure: Research question/project description, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion.

    Abstract submission at gtp2021(a)globalchildhealth.com.

    Due to the current circumstances, we will unfortunately only be able to publish the abstracts online on the GTP website. We kindly ask for your understanding.


    Venue

    Due to the current pandemic situation, the annual meeting will be held virtually on the Zoom® platform. You will receive the participation link after registration and payment.


    Application

    Registration is possible until incl. 3.6.2021!

    Participation fees for all participants 20,- Euro.
    Participation for invited speakers, authors of accepted abstracts, colleages from low and middle income countries and students free of charge.

     

    Cancellation policy:

    • until incl. May 6th 2021: Complete refund of the participation fees
    • Until incl. May 20th 2021: 50% refund of the participation fees
    • from May 21st 2021: Full fees need to be payed

    Technical requirements:

    All registered participants will receive a personalized access link for the ZOOM® platform after payment of the participation fee.

     

    CME credit points

    Credit points for Germany doctors (CME) are applied for at the medical board Hessen.

     

    Conflict of interest and sponsorship declaration

    The content of this event will be designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers will disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants. There is no sponsorship of the event.

    Registration

    Contact information

    General inquiries and comments (nicht für Anmeldungen):
    gtp2021@globalchildhealth.de

    Conference registration:
    https://globalchildhealth.de/anmeldung-zur-gtp-jahrestagung-2021/

    Banking details:
    Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
    Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
    Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
    IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
    BIC: GENODEM1AHL

    Abstract submission (deadline: April 30th 2021):
    gtp2021(a)globalchildhealth.de
    (Abstract criteria see above)


    Copyright

    Title picture: Viktoria Schools, Mwanza, Tanzania


    AG Studenten und junge Ärzte: Workshop bei der 38. GTP Jahrestagung

    Bericht zum Workshop der AG Studenten und junge Ärzte

    38. GTP Jahrestagung, Berlin 2020
    “Gender Aspects of Global Child Health”

    Der diesjährige Studentenworkshop der GTP-Jahrestagung hat interessierten Medizinstudierenden und jungen ÄrztInnen das Konzept von „Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment“-Kursen (kurz: ETAT+) vorgestellt: hierbei handelt es sich um speziell für den Einsatz in Low-Resource-Settings entwickelte klinische Leitlinien/Strategien für häufige pädiatrische Leitsymptome bzw. Krankheitsbilder, die unbehandelt mit einer hohen Mortalität einhergehen.

    Die TeilnehmerInnen kamen in den Genuss eines ETAT+-Schnupperkurses mit Themen wie z.B. Neugeborenen-Reanimation, Trauma oder Verbrühung/Verbrennung. Nachdem die wichtigsten theoretischen Grundlagen in Form von Kurzvorträgen durch die „AG Studierende und junge ÄrztInnen“ vermittelt wurden, folgte ein praktischer Teil, bei dem das Vorgehen konkret an nachgestellten Fallbeispielen in Kleingruppen und mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung durch ETAT+-DozentInnen geübt wurde.

    Ein gelungener Auftakt in die GTP-Jahrestagung für die OrganisatorInnen und TeilnehmerInnen!

    Erfahrungsbericht von Karolina Friedrichsen, einer teilnehmenden Studentin:

     

    Die Konferenz fing für mich mit dem Studenten Workshop an. Ich setzte mich ins Publikum und wusste nicht, was mich dort erwartet. Zu der Zeit befand ich mich im zweiten Fachsemester und nahm somit an meiner ersten Konferenz teil. Ich fühlte mich dementsprechend unsicher und wusste, dass mein junges Alter sehr auffällig war, da ich dort von erfahrenen ÄrztInnen und AktivistInnen aus unterschiedlichen Ländern umzingelt war.

     

    StudentInnen und junge ÄrztInnen präsentierten unterschiedliche Aspekte des „Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)“. In meiner Unerfahrenheit hatte ich noch nie etwas von ETAT gehört, geschweige denn es selbst angewendet. Es wurde erklärt was ETAT bedeutet, wann es einsetzbar ist und wie man es lernt.

     

    Nach dem theoretischen Teil, fing nun der praktische Teil des Workshops an. Wir lernten „hands-on“ wie ETAT in kleinem Ausmaß angewendet wird. In meiner ersten Gruppe, mussten wir ein nicht mehr atmendes Kind versorgen. Zwei Ärzte spielten uns die Situation vor und erklärten die wichtigsten Aspekte. Dann waren wir an der Reihe, Freiwillige vor. Bei dieser Station fühlte ich mich trotz Anleitung nicht sicher genug, um mit anzupacken. Ich schaute also zu und nahm mir vor, bei der nächsten Simulation mitzumachen. Nach 15 Minuten war die Zeit um und es ging weiter zum zweiten Fall.

     

    „Ein Kind ist in ein Feuer gefallen und der Vater trägt es in seinen Armen in deine improvisierte Notaufnahme“ war hier das Setting. Nachdem die StationsleiterIn einmal vorzeigte wie man im Idealfall reagiert, durften wir das „Kind“ versorgen. Ich stellte mich mit meiner Kommilitonin an den Tisch auf dem die Puppe lag. Ich spürte zwar eine gewisse Aufregung, wusste jedoch, dass wir von anderen Menschen umgeben waren, für die diese Erfahrung auch neu war. Die erfahrenen ÄrztInnen und StudentInnen sahen uns zu, sagten laut in die Runde wie die Handgriffe besser auszuführen waren und gaben uns Tipps. Manche hatten so eine Situation schon selber erlebt und teilten ihre Erlebnisse. In dem Moment schätze ich es sehr, von deren Erfahrung und Geschichten lernen zu dürfen. Die Zeit war um und wir durften, nach einer kurzen Rückmeldung der StationsleiterIn, zurück in unsere Gruppe.

     

    Nach dieser ersten Erfahrung mit der Studenten AG, war ich sehr begeistert von der positiven und ergreifenden Art, auf die das Thema vorgestellt wurde und wie StudentInnen angesprochen wurden. Es handelte sich um meinen ersten Kongress und trotzdem fühlte ich mich im Workshop gut aufgehoben. Ich konnte nicht nur medizinisch, sondern auch menschlich sehr viel von anderen lernen und mich außerdem mit anderen StudentInnen, welche sich in einer ähnlichen Situation befanden, austauschen.

    GTP unterstützt L'appel Deutschland e.V. beim PEAST Training

    Das pädiatrische Trainingsprogramm “PEAST” (Paediatric Emergency Course and Advanced Skill Training) ist ein Teilprojekt des vom Verein L’appel Deutschland e.V. entworfenen und von der Initiative Klinikpartnerschaften geförderten Programms “Strengthening capacities to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health in Sierra Leone”. Grundlage des Kindernotfalltrainings sind die sierra-leonischen ETAT (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment) -Guidelines von 2020 weshalb L‘appel sich die GTP AG ETAT+ als kompetenten Partner mit ins Boot holte. Einerseits wird so sicher gestellt, dass ausreichend qualifizierte ETAT-Trainer*innen für die Schulungen zur Verfügung stehen. Andererseits entsteht für die durch die AG frisch ausgebildeten ETAT-Trainer*innen so die Möglichkeit, ihre neu erlangten Fähigkeiten unter Supervision im Feld anzubringen.

    Im Zeitraum von 2020 bis 2022 werden in einem ersten Schritt gemeinsam mit einem wachsenden Team von lokalen Trainer*innen insgesamt 12 Kurse angeboten. Diese richten sich zunächst vornehmlich an durch vorausgegangene Aus- und Weiterbildungsprojekte von L’appel vorgebildete medizinische Fachkräfte des Magbenteh Community Hospitals, der kooperierenden Partnerklinik von L’appel und enthalten neben den üblichen ETAT+ – Inhalten kontextadapierte Schwerpunkte wie POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound), CPAP-Versorgung und den Umgang mit hochansteckenden Krankheiten wie Ebola und Lassa-Fieber. Nach einem gelungenen Start 2020 werden seit 2021 in einem zweiten Schritt auch weitere Gesundheitseinrichtungen in das Programm mit einbezogen. Die Evaluation des Kurses findet in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stiftungsprofessur für globale Kindergesundheit der Universität Witten-Herdecke statt. Das Projekt ist als klassisches “Train the Trainers” Konzept gedacht und soll schrittweise vollständig in die Hände des lokalen Teams übergeben werden.

    Ansprechpartner für L’appel Deutschland e.V. ist Nicolas Aschoff (Email)