PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization) is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including: Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics, Nurse practitioners, Physician Assistants. EMTs, Respiratory therapists, Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas, Outpatient clinic staff, School-based providers, Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children
PEARS training is not intended for those with staff members who routinely provide pediatric care and are required to have PALS certification.
During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.
Course Lenth: 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.
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
Course Cost: See course listing.
Minimum class size: We will not cancel a class due to minimum class size. We will hold the class even if only one student enrolls.
Enrollment Cut-off: Enrollment closes when the class is full. Those that enroll within a few days of the class may have their book held until the day of the class.
Certification: Students who successfully complete the PEARS Course will receive a PEARS Provider course completion card (eCard), valid for 2 years. Course completion requirements include:
CAPCE: For EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics: This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 7.25 advanced CEHs.
Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.