Conferences and Training Courses

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

AHA Silver Plus AwardThe Seattle Children’s PEARS Training Center is an American Heart Association (AHA)–designated PEARS Training Center. We follow the AHA Curricula for PEARS Provider.  Upon successful completion, participants are issued a PEARS Provider card effective for two years.

  • Prerequisites

    All courses assume proficient high quality BLS-HCP skills using 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

  • Course description

    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
    • Resuscitation team concept

    Read the PEARS Provider course flyer (PDF).

  • Course materials

    2017 Edition PEARS Provider Manual is required for preparation, during and after the course.

    Borrow: Check out a copy of the materials from your department library or the hospital library.

    Purchase a hard copy, or electronic version from AHA.

Registration Information

  • Cancellation policy


    • A $25 fee will be assessed for cancellations or transfers prior to registration closure.
    • A $50 fee will be assessed for cancellations or transfers after registration closure.
    • No refund for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.
    • Please be aware that in the event of a late cancellation or failure to attend the course, employers may choose not to pay for a subsequent course.
    • All fees are the responsibility of the registrant and are required at the time of registration.



  • Course location

    Seattle Children’s Sand Point Learning Center
    5801 Sand Point Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105

  • Fees
    • $190 (single registration)
  • Parking

    Parking directions will be included in confirmation email.

  • Payment

    Payment is due at time of registration. Credit cards and company checks (no personal checks) are accepted. Personal checks are not a payment option.

    Mail company checks made out to Seattle Children’s to:

    PEARS Training Center
    Seattle Children’s
    PO Box 5371/S-219
    Seattle, WA 98145 

    Registration closes one week prior to the course.

  • Course Dates

    PEARS courses are offered every month. If you work for Seattle Children’s, please register in Learning Center. If you do not work for Seattle Children’s, please email us at to inquire about space availability and registration.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16541 for 6.75 Contact Hours.

Official AHA Statement for Authorized Provider of CPR and ECC Courses

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.


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