Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

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 ( available thru the Heart and Stroke web site).


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).


  1.  HSF BLS Provider Card
  2. Text book: New PEARS 7th edition manual RE711OE or digital edition RE7110ED available on the Heart and Stroke web site under Shop for Training Materials
  3. Review PEARS student web site self-assessment videos and tools -available on the Heart and Stroke web site under Training Resources Tab.
  4. Register with Heart and Stroke  for your HSF ID# ( if you do not have a current account/ID)



Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)


CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
RS827-YO1Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition, Stabilization (PEARS) 8am-4pm, Room 401 at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN Workshop$269.00Oct-27-2018 to Oct-27-2018Open
RS827-Y02Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition, Stabilization (PEARS) Workshop$269.00Dec-08-2018 to Dec-08-2018Open
RS827-Y03Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition, Stabilization (PEARS) Workshop$269.00Mar-24-2019 to Mar-24-2019Open
RS827-Y04Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition, Stabilization (PEARS) Workshop$269.00Jun-01-2019 to Jun-01-2019Open

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