Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) Course

The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric 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.

The goal of the PEARS Provider Course is to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers in assessment, early recognition, prompt communication, and initial intervention in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high-performance team dynamics.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:  Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics, Nurse practitioners,  Physician assistant,  Emergency medical technicians, Respiratory therapists, Prehospital and in-hospital healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas), Outpatient clinic staff  and School-based providers.


Current licensure as an EMS provider, nurse, physician, or APP.