Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)
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.
Target Audience: The primary target audience for this course is 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.
Prerequisite: Current BLS certification
Textbook: PEARS Provider Manual (90-1061)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 16:30 p.m.
Location: JCC, Public Safety Building; Room J1320
Registration Fee: $75.50 includes course and certification card