The Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Provider Course is designed to increase the pediatric healthcare provider’s knowledge and skills necessary to assess early signs of respiratory failure and shock, provide early emergent interventions and alert the appropriate Advanced Life Support (ALS) response team.
PEARS is for healthcare providers such as medical and surgical nurses, school nurses, homecare nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.
The one-day PEARS Provider course is for healthcare providers taking the PEARS course for the first time, or for those whose PEARS Provider status has expired. The content taught in the course includes pediatric assessment; recognition and management of respiratory problems; recognition and management of shock; recognition and management of cardiac arrest; and resuscitation team concept.
This 8-hour class is intended to be a resource for nurses preparing to take the pediatric nursing certification exam. The course will provide an overview of content specific to pediatric nursing including growth and development, health promotion and disease prevention, as well as illness management for chronic and acute conditions.
Ron Chard Clinical Oncology Lecture; Katherine A. Janeway, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Sarah Ringold, MD, Acting Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Rheumatology, Seattle Children’s
Randall Bly, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngology, UW; Otolaryngology, Vascular Anomalies, Seattle Children’s
Michael Portman, MD, Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Research, Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
For first-time PALS certification or renewal. HeartCode is an appropriate alternative for experienced pediatric healthcare providers who are comfortable with computer simulation, and may have class-time limitations. As a first-time PALS course, it is a good option for experienced providers practicing PALS in their daily work. Part 1 provides online self-paced learning (average 4–8 hours), interactive case simulation and a written exam. In the half-day Part 2, participants practice and test team leader and team member skills using case scenarios. Completion of Part 1 is required for participation in Part 2.
For PALS Providers whose current PALS certification will not have expired before the course date.
Aaron Lyon, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, School Mental Health, Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center
The two-day Provider course is for healthcare providers taking the PALS course for the first time, or for those whose PALS Provider certification has expired. It includes both classroom teaching and hands-on practice with manikins in advanced airway management, vascular access, performance of basic life support, cardiac rhythm recognition and electrical and medical therapy.
Information on referring patients, PHINConnect, eReferral, accessing medical records, continuing medical education (CME) and more.
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