PEARS Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization - Classroom
This is a 1 Day Initial Certification Course.
The cost of this course is $275 and INCLUDES FREE BLS and the newest provider manual. The current manual is stil the 2010 Guidelines. The 2015 Guidelines for PEARS has not been released yet.
This particular course, will take approximately 5-7 days for the AHA PEARS card to arrive via regular mail and this course is taught infrequently. We can issue an ecard within 24 hours.
How to Get Ready:
The American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Provider Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader in either an in-hospital or an out-of-hospital setting. Because the PEARS Provider Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.
Pre-course Requirements You should prepare for the course by doing the following:
1. Review and understand the information in your American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Provider Manual.
2. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. You will be tested on 1-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills at the beginning of the PEARS Provider Course.
What This Course Does Not Cover:
The American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Provider Course does not teach algorithms, ECG rhythm recognition, or pharmacology and is not at all included in this Provider Course or on the test.
What to Bring and What to Wear:
Bring your American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Provider Manual to each class.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.
The course is taught in a STRESS FREE, FUN environment. I want you to leave class feeling like you're glad you came, you learned a lot and you ACTUALLY HAD FUN !!!
You will MASTER all the skills you need to save a child's life in an emergency situation.
IT'S A PIECE OF CAKE !!! STRESS FREE and FUN !!
The American Heart Association (AHA) 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 AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do no represent income to the AHA.
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) is designed for healthcare providers who see pediatric patients but do not take PALS because it is beyond their scope of practice.
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization PEARS - Classroom
The main focus of PEARS is prevention and, specifically, the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric victims at risk for shock, respiratory distress and cardiopulmonary failure.
The course includes video-based instruction, instructor-led discussions and the opportunity for participants to practice assessment, recognition and stabilization skills using different scenarios in a team concept environment.
This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and initial stabilization of seriously ill infants and children.
PEARS teaches students how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. It also emphasizes the resuscitation team concept.
The goal of the PEARS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.
Once a child is in cardiac arrest, even with optimal resuscitation efforts, outcome is generally poor. According to the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, only 4% to 13% of children who have a cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital setting survive to hospital discharge. The outcome is somewhat better for children in the in-hospital setting: about 27% survive to hospital discharge.
PEARS is for healthcare providers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.
• Pediatric assessment
Assessment and management of respiratory problems
• Recognition and management of shock
• Identification and management of cardiac arrest
• Resuscitation team concept
COURSE FORMAT and Time
PEARS is a classroom-based, Instructor-led course.
Option 1, following the BLS Competency Lesson = approximately 6 hours
Option 2, with CPR testing during Team Dynamics practice = approximately 6.5 hours
Option 1 = approximately 5 hours
Option 2 = approximately 6 hours
*Additional time for breaks and lunch should be added to all course times
• Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
• Learning stations and practice reinforce essential skills
• Course video allows students actually see and hear critically ill children
• Enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies
Students who successfully complete this course will receive an AHA PEARS Provider course completion card, valid for two years.
PEARS Initial Certification Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 6.00 BasicCEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0153.
PEARS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.50 Basic CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0154.