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Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization
(PEARS) – 1 Day

PEARS (Paediatric Emergencies Assessment Recognition and Stabilisation) training provides a structured learning environment for multi-disciplinary groups to develop the skills, teamwork, and organisation necessary to recognise paediatric emergencies.

The earlier you detect respiratory distress, respiratory failure or shock and start appropriate actions, the better chance the child has for a good outcome.

The PEARS provider course is designed for front-line healthcare providers who must recognise life-threatening paediatric conditions and enlist the help of advanced paediatric providers. The course focuses more on assessment and recognition than on management. The International accreditation awarded to successful participants is recognised in over 50 countries throughout the world.


It is intended for healthcare professionals who provide critical care to patients 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, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, 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

Course Content

✅ Structured paediatric assessment (ABCDE approach)
✅ Paediatric Basic Life Support
✅ Safe and Effective Use of an AED
✅ Recognition and stabilisation of respiratory distress/failure
✅ Recognition and stabilisation of compensated/hypotensive shock
✅ Oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation
✅ IV/IO access and fluid therapy
✅ Child and infant CPR with AED
✅ Team management of cardiac arrest
✅ Putting it All Together Practice Sessions
✅ Running a Code
✅ Post Course MCQ


1 day (8-6pm)

Criteria for Successful Completion

✅ Actively participate in, practice, and complete all skills and learning stations
✅ 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 Video-Based Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper.


Participants 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

The following materials are delivered to the candidate’s work address by registered courier.

✅ PEARS Provider Manual
✅ Course Programme
✅ Criteria for Successful Completion
✅ Directions to the Venue

Online Component


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 standard 1-Day PEARS course is eligible for up to 8 hours of face-to-face CPD/CEU’s.

More information on Medical Council and Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board

Arrange a Course

Please contact Máighréad on or telephone 01-2353317 and we will explore the feasibility of running a tailored course to your specific requirements.

Group Bookings

Group bookings can be discussed with Máighréad on or telephone 01-2353317. A discount may apply based on the number of candidates booked.