Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus (ETAT+)


120 minutes

Target Audiences

  • Health professionals working in settings where ETAT+ is practised, as well as health professionals intending to travel to work in these areas.


Work through the module at your own pace.When you have completed the module, you can return at any time to re-review any of the sections.


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How to use this page

You will find the course content below. This Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus (ETAT+) eLearning has two steps:

1) The elearning package

2) The post-course evaluation form

Once you have completed the eLearning package, a ‘Mark complete‘ button will be available. Click this button to complete the section.

Next, complete and submit the post-course evaluation form, and click the ‘Mark complete‘ button

Once all steps have been completed, a downloadable certificate of completion will be issued on the page.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCPCH Learning team


Course information

Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment Plus (ETAT+) is a well-established multi-professional course for health professionals looking after children in low resource settings. Its development has been led from Malawi and Kenya. The College has been a longstanding partner, training clinicians in the UK, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Myanmar and facilitating national hospital implementation programmes.

ETAT+ teaches a structured approach to the care of sick children, based on the best evidence and aligned to World Health Organization (WHO) guidance. It also promotes a team approach, utilising the skills of all health professionals, and encourages continuous quality improvement.

About the online learning

This e-learning can be used for pre-course study for an ETAT+ course, or for revision following a course. It can also be used by anyone wishing to learn more about ETAT+ treatment.

It is aimed both at health professionals working in settings where ETAT+ is practised, as well as health professionals intending to travel to work in these areas.

The course comprises 9 interactive modules incorporating videos and self-test questions, and a final self-test module in which you will manage patients through shifts in an emergency department and neonatal unit.

Feedback and contact

If you wish to provide any feedback or would like to know more about the programme, please contact the team at global@rcpch.ac.uk.

Video content development by Tom Gibb at Picturing Health.


Jersey International Development Fund and UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Subject matter experts

Dr Alexandra Pledge

Lead reviewer

Dr Deirdre O'Donnell

Lead reviewer

Dr Andrew McArdle

Content development and instructional design

Dr Wilma Tanga

Content development and instructional design

Clémence Muzard

Programme support

Marcus Wootton

Programme support

Creation and review log

Launch dateJanuary 2021
Next reviewJanuary 2024

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

As of 1st September 2016 the Revalidation and CPD team of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health no longer allocates a number CPD credits to courses or events. The removal of credits associated with events allows delegates to record the educational benefit of the activity through written reflection, in contrast to quantifying the significance based on the time duration of the course. This is in accordance with changes made to the CPD Scheme guidelines published in April 2016.

Detailed information and scheme guidance can be found on the RCPCH website

When recording the activity, delegates should focus on the reflection and detail the following:

  • What did you learn?
  • What effect has/will the learning had/have on your current practice?
  • What further learning or action, if any, is needed as a result of the original learning activity?

Should you have any questions regarding the removal of credits, please feel free to contact the CPD team

If you use the RCPCH CPD Diary, you can click here to visit the diary and record your learning: Log your learning on the RCPCH CPD Diary

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