Life Support Courses Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS) Who should take the course?This course is designed for physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pre-hospital providers, respiratory therapists, outpatient clinic staff and school-based providers.Course CoversThe PEARS Course prepares the student to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider. The course includes:Systematic approach to pediatric assessmentAssessment and management of respiratory distress and shockIdentification and management of cardiac arrestEffective resuscitation team dynamicsCourse DeliveryInstructors deliver the cognitive learning and the skills practice and testing in a classroom setting. At the end of the course, students are provided a course completion card when they achieve a minimum score of 84% or greater on a video-based written exam and demonstrate proficient child and infant BLS skills.Course length: 8 hoursView schedule and registerDisclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.