Pediatric Emergency Advanced Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

Pediatric Emergency Advanced Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

 

The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation. Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA PEARS Instructor to complete PEARS skills practice and skills testing. Students may also complete a written exam.

During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepare students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

Audience:
PEARS is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • Outpatient clinic staff
  • School-based providers
  • Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children

Features:

  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual may come with new Pocket Reference Card, designed to provide quick emergency information to the rescuer at any time.
  • Updated Science based content
  • Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
  • Uses realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike animations
  • Includes AHA’s systematic approach to assess, recognize, and stabilize pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Enhances skills in recognizing respiratory emergencies, shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Course Content:

  • Systematic pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and stabilization of respiratory emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of shock emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for child and infant
  • Differences between child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for child and infant
  • Relief of choking for child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway*
    • * This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Course Materials:

  • 2015 PEARS Provider Manual
  • 2015 PEARS Provider Manual
  • PEARS Pocket Reference Card

Course Format:

  • Classroom-based
  • Initial Provider Course:
    • Requires approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes to complete, including skills practice and skills testing; with additional time for breaks and lunch
  • Renewal Course:
    • Requires approximately 7 hours and 10 minutes, including skills practice and skills testing; with additional time for breaks and lunch
  • Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student

Course Prerequisites:

  • Present your expired American Heart Association (AHA) PEARS Provider Card to be considered a renewing provider and pay a reduced price for the course
    • We do not accept non-AHA provider cards
    •  Please sign up for PDRE’s accredited PEARS for Healthcare Providers course and receive the most globally recognized AHA provider card
  • PEARS Provider Manual
    • A current 2015 PEARS Provider Manual is required to attend the course
    • Purchase the 2015 book from PDRE for $50 during online class enrollment or before the start of the course at our facility
    • Please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time) Providers: $150
  • Renewing Providers: $125

Certification:

Students who successfully complete the PEARS Course, including the following components, will receive a PEARS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

  • Active participation in the case discussions
  • Active participation in the rescue breathing skills station and cardiac arrest case simulations
  • Pass the skills tests in 1- and 2-rescuer child BLS with AED and 1- and 2-rescuer infant BLS
  • Pass the video-based written exam with a minimum score of 84%

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services:

  • The American Heart Association approves this continuing education activity; an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 7.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F2-0024.The American Heart Association approves this continuing education activity; an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 7.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F2-0024.
  • **CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending. The American Heart Association approves this continuing education activity, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 7.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F2-0024.
  • **CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending.

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!
  • Feel free to view our website for more information: https://www.yourcprmd.com

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William, MD

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Rickey, RN

I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.

Ashley, LVN
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
Karina, medical assistant and phlebotomist
As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Gary, elementary teacher
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
Roel, personal trainer
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