PEARS – Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization

American Heart Association PEARS Certification

(2 Year Certification) –   Same Day Certification Card!

Recommended for: All healthcare professionals and medical personnel who need to be able to recognize and manage pediatric emergencies. If you are credentialed for advanced pediatric skills please take our PALS class.

The PEARS Class covers:

  • A systematic approach to basic Pediatric Assessment
  • Respiratory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Circulatory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Shock recognition and management
  • Pediatric chain of survival review
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) review
  • Numerous pediatric case studies and simulations
  • How to be more confident in responding to pediatric emergencies

BRN, EMS, and Pharmacy CEs Available!

This class is approximately 5 hours.

If you are ordering a textbook for Pick-Up, please call ahead of time to make an appointment to pick up your book as our office hours can change based on our class schedule.

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SureFire CPR is known throughout Southern California as a leading provider of CPR and first aid training classes. But we offer much more than just courses in basic lifesaving skills. If your work requires more advance training that includes needing to attend a PEARS training class in order to obtain your PEARS certification, SureFire CPR has the right PEARS class for you.

Who Should Take PEARS Training?

The SureFire CPR PEARS course is recommended for all healthcare professionals – including EMTs, medical and surgical nurses, school nurses, and other medical personnel – who need to know how to recognize and manage pediatric emergencies.

However, it is important to note that our PEARS course is not the same as our PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) class. In the PEARS class, students will practice being a team member during treatment of sick or injured pediatric patients. They will not be required to lead a code, just be able to participate in the different team member roles. In PALS, students are instructed in team leadership, including knowing what course of action to take and how to direct the team. PALS students are tested in team leadership. In order to be credentialed for advanced pediatric skills, students must take our PALS class. In addition, you don’t need to take both the PEARS and PALS class, they cover similar material. Typically, your job will tell you which one is required for your job.

What You Will Learn

Our SureFire PEARS class teaches a systematic approach to basic pediatric assessment. You’ll learn how to assess a child’s condition in various medical emergencies and what first aid to apply. This includes:

  • Respiratory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Circulatory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Shock recognition and management
  • Pediatric chain of survival

The course also provides a basic life support (BLS) review, as well as several pediatric case studies and simulations to help you gain confidence in responding to medical emergencies involving children.

PEARS CLASS

What is PEARS certification? PEARS stands for Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization. PEARS certification helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.

Specifically, PEARS certification teaches first responders and first aid providers how to recognize medical emergencies such as respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions until the child can be transported to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of initial care provided to seriously ill or injured children in order to produce better medical outcomes.

If you’re looking for a PEARS class, SureFire CPR offers the course on a reduced basis at our Orange CPR training location due to limited demand. Our PEARS classes last five hours, and you receive your certification card at the end of the class.