PEARS Course Overview and Registration

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization

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The PEARS course is designed to prepare healthcare providers and first responders who infrequently see critically ill children and are not required to have the advanced skills of PALS to identify a pediatric victim at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress, intervene early to stabilize the child, and contact the next level of care as soon as possible.

Course Dates:

March 26, 2014

April 23, 2014

 

The PEARS course is designed to prepare healthcare providers and first responders who infrequently see critically ill children and are not required to have the advanced skills of PALS to identify a pediatric victim at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress, intervene early to stabilize the child, and contact the next level of care as soon as possible.

Taught by PALS instructors, the PEARS course covers:

  • Pediatric assessment
  • Respiratory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Circulatory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Shock recognition and management
  • Resuscitation team concept


PEARS training is intended for any healthcare provider and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations in the course of their work, including:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Paramedics
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital & in-hospital healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • Outpatient clinic staff
  • School-based providers

PEARS training is not intended for those with staff members who routinely provide pediatric care and are required to have PALS certification.

Course length is approximately 7 hours and is given in an instructor-led training session. Passing a video-based written exam and skills test is required for the awarding of a PEARS Provider Course Completion Card.