In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency.

During PEARS, students interact with patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepare students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

The PEARS Course is designed for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • Physicians and Registered Nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • EMS personnel (EMT’s, Advanced EMT’s & Paramedics)
  • Any other healthcare professional who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children

Tuition includes course e-manual, PEARS pocket reference card set, e-card & e-certificate. Certification is valid for two years.

Participants will learn:

  • Systematic pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and stabilization of respiratory emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of shock emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept

Course completion requirements:

  • Active participation in the case discussions
  • Active participation in the rescue breathing skills station and cardiac arrest case simulations
  • Pass the skills tests in 1- and 2-rescuer child BLS with AED and 1- and 2-rescuer infant BLS
  • Pass the video-based written exam with a minimum score of 84%

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