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Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization    (PEARS)

Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)® is updated to reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, PEARS helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.


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.


  • Improves competency in pediatric basic life support

  • Learning stations and practice reinforce essential skills

  • Course video allows students actually see and hear critically ill children

  • Enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies

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