Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

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Recommended for: All healthcare professionals and medical personnel who need to be able to recognize and manage pediatric emergencies.

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

CE‘s available for EMS and Board of Nursing! 

**If you are credentialed for advanced pediatric skills please take our PALS class.

Class Running Time: 6 Hours

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PEARS Training

You can’t plan for a pediatric emergency. Medical professionals must act quickly to assist any the children in your vicinity if they collapse or stop breathing. When accidents happen — and they do happen — you want to be ready. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) is training and certification program that gives non-healthcare hospital employees the skills and knowledge they need to provide first-response assistance in the event of a pediatric emergency. If you work in a healthcare facility, obtaining your PEARS certification is vital. Here at SureFire CPR, we are proud to offer a single-day, 6-hour PEARS certification course to groups and individuals in Southern California. Learn more about PEARS training below, and enroll with our award-winning team today!

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.

What Is a PEARS Certification?

PEARS stands for Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization. Earning a 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.

Why PEARS Training Is Important

Completing PEARS training and earning your PEARS certification will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to administer life-saving to children in the event of an emergency. A PEARS certification is required for many hospital positions, including administrative and support staff. Knowing what to do in the event of a pediatric emergency can mean the difference between life and death.

Earn Your PEARS Certification Here at SureFire CPR

Here at SureFire CPR, we are proud to offer PEARS training and certification courses for groups and individuals across Southern California. Led by knowledgeable, highly experienced instructors, our PEARS certification courses give you everything you need to administer emergency aid to children of all ages.

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.

SureFire CPR PEARS Training and Certification: Class Overview

Running just under 6 hours, our PEARS certification classes here at Surefire CPR teach a systematic approach to basic pediatric assessment. During PEARS training, you’ll learn how to assess a child’s condition in various medical emergencies and what first aid to apply. This includes:

  • 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

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. CEs are available for EMS and Board of Nursing! (Note: If you are credentialed for advanced pediatric skills, please take our PALS class.)

Why SureFire CPR is the Right Choice for PEARS Training and Certification

When it comes to ensuring the safety of children under your care, you want to get trained by the very best. At SureFire CPR, we’ve built our team around experience, staffing our PEARS certification courses with instructors who have honed their skills in the field. Learn from first-responders, medical professionals, and childcare providers with decades of teaching experience and real-world expertise. By the end of our course, you’ll be ready to administer life-saving aid to children in a number of emergency situations. For the field’s finest instruction, trust the team endorsed by the American Heat Association and partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Memorial Care Medical Group. Visit our About page to learn more about award-winning team here at SureFire CPR, read through our Testimonials read what past clients have said about our PEARS training and other certification courses.

Enroll in PEARS Training at SureFire CPR and Get Certified Today

Are you ready to ensure safety for children under your care? Get prepared and get certified in a single day with PEARS Training here at SureFire CPR. Contact us for details on PEARS training near you, and explore our website to learn more about the many different on-site and online certification courses we offer.