Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) course
Deaths in hospital often occur within 24 hours of admission. Many of these deaths could be prevented if very sick children are identified soon after their arrival in the health facility, and treatment is started immediately. The Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) course is designed to familiarize health workers with the ETAT guidelines and to provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills for applying the guidelines. It teaches health workers to:
- Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into those with emergency signs, with priority signs, or non-urgent cases.
- Provide emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions.