Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provides participants with the skills necessary to improve their care of seriously ill or injured children. It is aimed at healthcare professionals who are expected to respond to paediatric medical emergencies and cardiac arrests as part of their daily workload. Its focuses on the management of the critically ill child through video/instructor led case based scenarios over 2 days.
PEARS (Paediatric Emergencies Assessment Recognition and Stabilisation) is a one day course focusing on the initial assessment and recognition of the sick child and preparation for transfer to more advanced care. It covers video led respiratory and cardiac case discussions facilitated by experienced PALS instructors, while also providing the skills necessary to manage cardiac arrest in the child. It is aimed at healthcare professionals who may have to respond to paediatric emergencies outside of outside of a paediatric facility.