This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children. PEARS teaches students how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. It also emphasizes the resuscitation team concept. The goal of the PEARS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Students who successfully complete the PEARS Course, including the following components, will receive a PEARS Provider course completion card, valid for two years:
· Actively participate in the case discussions
· Actively participate in the Rescue Breathing Skills Station and cardiac arrest case simulations
· Pass the skills tests in 1- and 2-rescuer child BLS with AED and 1- and 2-rescuer infant BLS
· Pass the video-based written exam with a minimum score of 84%