PEARS teaches providers 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. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.
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.
TAUGHT BY PALS INSTRUCTORS, THE PEARS COURSE COVERS:
Respiratory compromise and arrest recognition and management
Circulatory compromise and arrest recognition and management
Shock recognition and management
Resuscitation team concept
PEARS training is intended for any healthcare provider and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations in the course of their work, including:
Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
Prehospital & in-hospital healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
Outpatient clinic staff
PEARS training is not intended for those with staff members who routinely provide pediatric care and are
required to have PALS certification.
Course length is approximately 7 hours and is given in an instructor-led training session. Passing a video-based written exam and skills test is required for the awarding of a PEARS Provider Course Completion Card.