2018 PEARS: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization

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2018 PEARS: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization

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Intended Audience & Purpose

PEARS is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work.

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 prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.


$75- Registration fee includes continuing education credits and an American Heart Association card. Lunch is not provided. PEARS textbook is not included in the cost of the course.

*A 2015 AHA PEARS Provider Manual is required. You may purchase this paperback book from any supplier you wish. Below are a few options.

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.- https://worldpoint.com/aha-pears-provider-manual.html 

Laerdal medical Corporation- http://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1052 

Channing Bete Company- https://shop.aha.channing-bete.com/onlinestore/

Course Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

    1. Assess a seriously ill or injured infant or child using general and primary assessments.
    2. Use the evaluate-identify-intervene approach to recognition and management of a child in respiratory distress or failure, shock, or cardiac arrest.
    3. Discuss management of the child’s clinical condition including mastery of skills and team dynamic. 


Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization Instructors

Continuing Education Credit

  • EMS:  continuing education credit hours applied for through DMACC.
  • Nurses:  Continuing education credit hours approved for 7.5 Nursing Contact Hours by Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines.

The American Heart Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the PEARS course. Expiration of the verification will occur two years from the date of issue.

Time and Location

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Blank Children's Hospital Center for Advocacy and Outreach 
Anna Blank Conference Room 2, Lower Level of the Anna Blank Building
1200 Pleasant Street  Des Moines, IA 50309 

Refund Policy

Blank Children's Hospital reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. In this event, you will be notified and your entire registration fee refunded.

Cancellation Policy

A processing fee of $30 will be retained for cancellations less than 14 business days prior to the course. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to the course.

More Information

Jessica Dinh at Jessica.Dinh@unitypoint.org or 515-241-3537.