Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) gives healthcare professionals the know-how to evaluate and stabilize young patients facing emergency situations.

What is PEARS?

PEARS is a set of techniques used to treat pediatric patients with life-threatening injuries or illness. During PEARS training, you’ll learn important pediatric assessment skills, how to recognize respiratory problems, proper resuscitation methods, and more.


When an infant or child is dealing with serious illness or injury, every second counts. When you’ve completed the PEARS training, you’ll know what to do in those critical moments before first responders arrive.

How is PEARS Done?

PEARS is used to recognize and, ideally, stabilize young patients facing severe illness or injury. When using PEARS, you might utilize a variety of healthcare techniques such as shock management or CPR.

How to Get a PEARS Certification?

When you’re ready to take the leap and get PEARS certified, sign up for a course at SureFire CPR. You’ll learn everything you need to know about responding to pediatric emergencies and leave with a same-day certification card.

Ready to take a Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) class?

Don’t leave an emergency up to chance.

Getting PEARS training could be the difference between the life and death of a child. Sign up for a PEARS course from SureFire CPR today to get this life-saving expertise. Through hands-on experience and engaging lessons, you’ll gain vital skills and the confidence to use them.

Looking to get certified in PEARS?

Individual PEARS Class

Take your first PEARS certification course with the experts at SureFire CPR for high-quality training that adheres to the latest AHA guidelines.

Group PEARS Training

Optimize efficiency with group PEARS training for your healthcare team. You can get everyone certified at once with our convenient on-site options.


I spent 15 years as a firefighter and paramedic, and I wish everyone in healthcare knew PEARS.
Let’s face it. Kids show their symptoms differently than adults. They compensate longer and crash quicker. Typically pediatric emergencies are not as common, so it’s even more important to be prepared. If you have PEARS training, you’re able to recognize the emergency and act before it is too late. Those first few heart-wrenching moments are crucial. Knowing PEARS and administering care right away could make all the difference for someone’s child.

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PEARS stands for pediatric emergency assessment, recognition, and stabilization.

The goal of PEARS is to improve the outcome and care for pediatric patients facing serious illnesses or injuries until they can receive advanced care.

PEARS covers initial recognition, assessment, and care for young patients immediately following an emergency, generally targeted at those who do not frequently see seriously ill or injured patients. PALS addresses advanced life support methods used by advanced care providers.

To become a PEARS instructor, you need to be a certified medical professional who has in-field experience using the techniques. If you’re interested in joining the SureFire CPR team, contact us.

Before taking a PEARS course, you should have a solid understanding of infant and child BLS skills, such as how to perform CPR and use an AED.


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