Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization course

The Advanced Life Support Programs will offer a Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) course on Aug. 1, 2016, from 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m.

Enrollment is via LMS and is open to UNC Medical Center employees. Search for class code ALSCEPEARS in LMS. The class description in LMS has information about attending our classes. 

PEARS is a course for healthcare providers who care for children in non-acute settings and who infrequently see critically 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 Rapid Response or Code Team arrival. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

  • Features of the Course
    • 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

Important Note: PEARS is not a substitute for PALS and is not intended for staff who normally take PALS.

For more information on the course, you can watch this video trailer.

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