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Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization - PEARS

Course Description:
The American Heart Association's Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization course is designed to help healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children, whether in or out of hospital. Through the PEARS course, providers are taught 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 based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: Pediatric Assessment, Assessment & Management of Respiratory Problems, Recognition & Management of Shock, Identification & Management of Cardiac Arrest and the Resuscitation Team Concept.

Course Length:
Full program: 6 hours (approx.)
Recertification: 5 hours (approx.)

Intended Audience:
The course is for healthcare providers, with a current BLS Provider Card, such as Medical First Responders (MFR) Emergency Medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

****This course is not designed for Paramedics or Registered Nurses. Paramedics or Registered Nurses in need of an advanced pediatric course should register for PALS.****

Card Type: Course completion

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card

Cost:
Full program: $125.00
Recertification: $125.00
Click here for a list of PEARS classes and to register.

Program:
Click here for a list of classes and to register.
For more information email David.Benn@mclaren.org or call (810) 342-2402.