The concept ETAT

ETAT (Emergency Triage and Treatment) and ETAT+ are concepts for triage and first care of sick children, developed in countries with limited resources in Africa. They have a proven effect on mortality reduction and can be applied in health care institutions of all levels.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient, that does not necessarily have to be effected by medical personnel.

ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. The guidelines identify children suffering from acute life threatening conditions in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

The course

The working group ETAT emerged within 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. We would now like to make this concept available by offering a course in Germany as well.

The first of such courses will be held from 13 to 15 Juli 2018 at Witten/Herdecke University. Primary target group are doctors and nurses preparing for a medical mission abroad. Potentially, medical students preparing for a mission of several months can also benefit from the course.

Please find detailed information including on how to apply in the course flyer. We are looking forwards to numerous applications and future feedback about the course.

We thank the working group ETAT for their engagement and wish them a successful course!