Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)
The American Heart Association (AHA) developed the PEARS Provider Course for healthcare providers who might encounter pediatric patients in their profession but who do not routinely provide care for children with high-acuity illness or injury. This course is NOT intended for those who require credentialing in advanced pediatric skills or who are routinely involved in pediatric resuscitation. Those students should take a PALS Course.
PEARS providers may include:
- Medical and Surgical nurses
- EMT-Basics and Intermediates
- Healthcare Providers who care for children outside the critical care areas
- Assess a seriously ill or injured child using the general and primary assessments.
- Describe the “assess-categorize-decide-act” approach to recognition and management of the child in respiratory distress or failure, shock, or cardiac arrest.
- Demonstrate appropriate actions to take for stabilizing a critically ill or injured child during the initial minutes of response until the next level of care arrives.
- Recognize and take appropriate actions for a child in cardiac arrest.
- Use elements of effective communication as a team member.
Attendance of the entire program is required for course completion.
$75 per participant
PALS and PEARS materials are not included in the course fee but can be purchased from https://shopcpr.heart.org/.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS, and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.