The Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) course was designed, because AHA recognized a gap in the number of healthcare providers who see pediatric patients, but do not take PALS because it is too advanced.
The main focus of PEARS is prevention, and specifically, the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric victims at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress. Through unique learning tools, such as video-based simulation, providers can see and hear critically ill children with whom they do not typically come in contact, equipping them to recognize the symptoms of pediatric victims, and thus begin stabilization prior to arrest.
The course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in, practice and complete various skills and learning stations and are required to pass skills tests, as well as a written test. Key topics covered are:
Respiratory compromise and arrest recognition and management
Circulatory compromise and arrest recognition and management
Shock recognition and management
Resuscitation team concept
This course does provide AHA PEARS certification.
The course is intended for any healthcare provider who might encounter pediatric patients in their profession. It is not intended for those staff credentialed for advanced pediatric skills that routinely provide pediatric care.
One day completion class $200
PEARS Provider Manual (required for class) $30
Discounted rates available for large groups. Remember that Code Ready Training specializes in on-site training and will travel to you! Travel expenses may apply and will be considered on a class by class bases. Contact us for further pricing and details.