Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Courses

Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training provides a structured learning environment for multi-disciplinary groups to develop the skills, teamwork, and organisation necessary to effectively manage paediatric emergencies. The PALS provider course is designed to prepare students to identify and treat common conditions that may lead to cardiac arrest in infants and children, such as respiratory failure and shock.

PALS Provider training is essential for all healthcare professionals involved in the provision of care to acutely ill infants and children. The International accreditation awarded to successful students is recognised in over 50 countries throughout the world.


This course is intended for people who could be called upon to deal with life-threatening paediatric emergencies in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and pre-hospital locations. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) Consultants, Registrars, Senior House Officers, Interns, Medical Students, General Practitioners, Dentists, Clinical Nurse Managers, Nurses, Advanced Paramedics, Cardiac Technicians, Cardiac Rehabilitation Staff, Respiratory Therapists, Physiotherapists and other Allied Healthcare Personnel.

Eligibility Checklist
– Healthcare professional
– Basic Life Support Certification eg. BLS Healthcare Provider or equivalent
– Experience of managing paediatric emergencies is recommended but not mandatory

Course Content
The programme involves multiple learning activities, combining instructor & DVD led skills demonstration and practice sessions that include:
Paediatric Assessment, Paediatric Basic Life Support, Safe and Effective Use of an AED, Basic and Advanced Airway, Management, Electrical Therapy and Defibrillation, Recognition of Respiratory Distress & Failure, Management of Respiratory Distress & Failure, Vascular Access Techniques, Recognition and Management of Shock, Fluid Therapy and Medications, Management of Brady- and Tachy-Arrhythmias, Recognition and Management of Cardiac Arrest, Post-Resuscitation Management, Putting it all together practice sessions, Post Course MCQ.

2 days, 10 hours per day.

Criteria for Successful Completion
– Completion of the pre-course MCQ and preparation checklist included in the PALS provider manual.
– Actively participate in, practice, and complete all skills and learning stations.
– Pass 2 PALS core case tests as Team Leader.
– Demonstrate competence in the performance of Basic Life Support (BLS) skills such as one and two rescuer CPR, incorporating the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
– Score a minimum grade (84% or higher) on the final Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper.

Students who successfully complete the course, including the skills evaluation, will receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider course completion card (credential). This accreditation is recognised in over 50 countries throughout the world.

Our highly-experienced Instructors come from an Irish healthcare setting and all remain in day-to-day clinical practice where they regularly train and carry out these skills. They are regarded as experts in their field and have a proven ability to teach. Codeblue is a registered and approved American Heart Association International Training Centre (ITC). Course certificates are only issued to approved and registered training centres where the currently certified Instructors carry full public and professional liability insurance.

Course Materials
Students will receive the following materials to their work address via registered courier.
– PALS Provider Manual
– Course Programme
– Criteria for Successful Completion

Pre-Course Learning
An on-line PALS pre-course MCQ must be completed before attending the course. The instructions on how to access the MCQ can be found within the PALS manual.

CPD/CEU Credits
All Codeblue courses are eligible for CPD/CEU points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation speciality is. This course is eligible for up to 16 hours of face-to-face CPD/CEU’s. More information on CPD/CEU credits can be found on Medical Council and Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board.

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