ETAT+ e-learning

The Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus admission care ( ETAT+) free e-learning platform is an excellent opportunity to familiarise yourself with World Health Organisation (WHO) paediatric guidelines and gain experience of the ETAT+ resuscitation course. It is particularly relevant for those interested in working in paediatrics in the developing world.


ETAT+ is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in East Africa, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and peri-urban areas.

The development of the ETAT+ e-learning platform has been funded as part of the Department for International Development (DFID) / The Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) Multi-Country Partnership which was delivered in 18 hospitals in East Africa and which will also be used for future RCPCH ETAT+ projects in Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Myanmar.

The e-learning aims to significantly help support healthcare workers and students interested in emergency care in low-resource settings.

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Start e-learning

There are six sessions, or modules, on five topics. Each session takes around 20-30 minutes to complete, and includes interactive questions, video content and some short quizzes to test your knowledge.

The modules have been created using video footage of paediatric inpatients from multiple African sites, by Dr Natalie Prevatt on behalf of the RCPCH.

Session 1 - Triage

Session 2 - Airway and Breathing

Session 3a - Circulation

Session 3b - Circulation

Session 4 - Disability

Session 5 - Diarrhoea and Dehydration

Project team

Clinical Lead – Dr Natalie Prevatt MRCPCH DTMH DPID, London Paediatric Registrar

Instructional Design and Development – Steve Van Vloten, 3 Degrees Pty Ltd

RCPCH Operations Manager - Andrew Fryer

Clinical Review team – The modules were reviewed by a consensus group that included:

  • Professor Mike English, KEMRI Wellcome Trust
  • Dr John Wachira, RCPCH East Africa Project Manager
  • Professor Steve Allen, RCPCH International Officer 2011-2015

With special thanks to Dr Justin Thacker for his early support for both the ETAT+ project and the e-learning platform, and to Laura Gent and Marie Bontoux for their support in reviewing and promoting the platform.

Feedback and contact

If you wish to provide any feedback or would like to know more about the programme, please contact the team on


 This project is funded through the Health Partnership Scheme, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of the UK and partner country health sectors.

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