Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS®)
The PEARS course helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children. Targeted toward healthcare providers who infrequently see critically ill or injured infants and children, the goal of this course is to improve the quality of care provided, resulting in improved outcomes.
The PEARS course covers:
- recognition of respiratory distress, shock, and cardiac arrest
- appropriate lifesaving interventions to take within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider
- 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
- respiratory therapists
- prehospital and 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 6.5 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.
The AHA’s PEARS® Course has been updated to reflect science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This Instructor-led classroom course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by teaching students to assess, recognize, and manage respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest until the child or infant is transferred to an advanced life support provider.
This is a one day PEARS Provider Course.
You will need to present a current AHA BLS provider card to participate in the course.
The cost of this course is $80.00 unless you are a MDI Hospital employee. Please remit payment cash or check made payable to MDI Hospital and send to ATTN: Lisa Parkin Education Department, MDI Hospital 10 Wayman Lane Bar Harbor ME 04609
***Please note: Times are approximate. Class may end sooner than indicated. Each class is individualized per student needs.