Portuguese Translation Taskforce
Objectives of the Portuguese Translation Taskforce:
- Translate IFEM resources, newsletters and website into Portuguese and facilitate dissemination of the translated materials to emergency medicine educators and providers in Portuguese-speaking countries.
- Translate the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Care Toolkit into Portuguese and facilitate dissemination of the translated materials to emergency medicine educators and providers in Portuguese-speaking countries.
- Support WHO or IFEM member emergency care trainings in Portuguese speaking countries, including COVID-19 trainings.
- Support WHO or IFEM led health system planning exercises in Portuguese speaking countries, such as the Emergency Care System Assessment.
- Cultivate a collaborative community of IFEM members dedicated to advancing emergency care in Portuguese-speaking countries.
Work and achievements
- We completed initial translations of all key resources in the WHO Emergency Care Toolkit and are now in the process of careful multi-national expert review of each material to ensure language and syntax is accurate and appropriate for all members of the global Lusophone audience. Initial translations have been completed of the following resources:
- Basic Emergency Care (BEC) course slide deck
- BEC COVID Approach to ABCDE slide deck
- BEC Participant Workbook
- BEC Training of Trainer course slide deck
- BEC pre/post tests
- BEC supplementary course materials
- WHO Emergency Care System Assessment tool
- WHO Medical and Trauma checklists
- WHO Medical and Trauma standardized clinical form with instructions
- Resuscitation area designation tool
- WHO/ICRC/MSF Interagency Triage Tool
- We have supported the WHO in rolling out large-scale basic emergency care and COVID-19 training in Guinea Bissau, including providing translated materials and virtual lectures.
- We have also supported the WHO Emergency Care System Assessment, a high-level health system planning exercise, in Guinea Bissau by translating key tools and documents.
- We continue to grow our network and expand participation in the mission of improving access to high-quality emergency care in Portuguese speaking countries, drawing in about 40 members from an initial group of six.