ETAT triagePREM triage
Lethargy (sleepier than usual)
Respiratory Distress (fast breathing)
Fever (with cough, diarrhoea or any other focus?)
1. fever for the last 2 days
Altered level of consciousness?
1. Inconsolable cry
2. Sleepy
3. LethargyFirst acute episode of Breathlessness (not episodic, not chronic?)
1. fast breathing
Emergency Fever + altered level of consciousness + first acute episode of breathlessness

= septic shock with possible pulmonary oedema due to acute lung injury or cardiac dysfunction
  • ETAT, emergency triage assessment and treatment; PREM, pediatric resuscitation and emergency medicine.