Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)
The PEARS provider course prepares healthcare provider caring for pediatric patients with foundation skills to assess, recognize and participate in the initial management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest. Active case-based instruction is used to teach student to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider.
PEARS is a highly interactive, engaging, video driven course, that allows students to actually see and hear critically ill children. This course enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies.
PEARS focuses on skills including: child and infant CPR, using oxygen delivery and airway management equipment, using shock management equipment and a method for giving rapid fluid boluses. Providers also learn and practice the skills of: Pediatric Assessment and systematic approach, 4 types of acute respiratory problems, 2 types of acute circulatory problems, 2 types of cardiac arrest and critical leadership skills including communications and important elements of team dynamics as they relate to resuscitation.
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