Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)-Available Fall 2017

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

In class- Please see prerequisites


Please see table below


7 hours- 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please see prerequsites for important course details and information.


Dr. Marcos Silva , MD, FRCPC (Medical Director)

Learner Outcomes

Hands-on experience and video based simulation help the student to develop the skills necessary in recognizing pediatric distress, with the focus on children with potentially life threatening conditions.

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
• Discuss the “assess-categorize-decide-act” approach
• Explain the purpose and components of the general assessment (pediatric assessment triangle)
• Summarize the ABCDE components of the primary assessment
• Explain the implications of clinical findings during the general and primary assessments
• Evaluate respiratory and/or circulatory problems using the ABCDE model
• Decide if a child has a life-threatening condition

Evaluation Method

• Written evaluation
• Hands-on skills practice
• Practical skills evaluation

Intended For

Healthcare professionals (medical/nursing/paramedic students, residents) with limited medical experience with children.

Please note this course is available by contract for on site delivery , please email for details.

Text Book

Not included in course fee. New 2017 HSF PEARS Provider Manual ( publication date TBA).


The Michener Institute Of Education at UHN- unless indicated otherwise in the table below

Certificate Program

Upon successful completion of both a written and a practical evaluation, you will receive a PEARS Ecompletion card issued by Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF).


• HSF BLS Provider Card
Text book: TBD

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)


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