Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

This classroom, Instructor-led course teaches healthcare providers the foundational skills needed to assess, recognize, and participate in the initial management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by teaching students to assess, recognize, and manage respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest until the child or infant is transferred to an advanced life support provider.

Course Content

  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Assessment and management of respiratory distress and shock
  • Identification and management of cardiac arrest
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

The PEARS course is intended for healthcare providers who infrequently care for the critically ill pediatric patient.

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PEARS Provider Course

The PEARS course is offered in one day from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Cost

  • $210/person – BCH employees, BCH / TS Affiliates
  • $310/person – all other participants

The course fee includes the PALS Provider manual and course completion card.

The Clinical Education and Informatics Department at Boston Children's Hospital has determined that the continuing education program entitled Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization Course meets the definition of continuing nursing education and meets the criteria set by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. This continuing nursing education activity carries 7.1 Contact Hours. Course number180104.

Please review the PEARS Course Learning Objectives.

Important Notes

Registration

  • All participants must submit a completed registration form.
  • Participants will be accepted into classes on a first come basis. Class size is limited.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you within two business days. If you do not receive this email, please contact our office for further assistance.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • All requests for refunds must be submitted at least 21 days prior to the first day of class. An administrative processing fee will be charged for all refunds.
  • Cancellations within 21 days, “no show” candidates, participants who are more than 15 minutes late to class will not allowed participating and forfeiting all fees.
  • Additional information is available in the Life Support Program Registration Policies and Procedures link located on our website.