8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Broadway Building, Suite 1630
Course # 07537
Capacity: 12

Course description

The Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) class is appropriate for health-care providers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other health-care provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

Content includes:

  • Pediatric assessment
  • Assessment and management of respiratory problems
  • Recognition and management of shock
  • Identification and management of cardiac arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept

Course materials

A loaner text, PEARS Provider Manual for UC Davis Health System staff may be picked up at our office.  Books and study packets can be picked up approximately one month prior to class and no less than one week before class. If materials are not picked up at least one week in advance, participants will forfeit attendance to class and will need to reschedule to attend at a later date. Community participants must purchase their own books per AHA policy. Participants are responsible for reviewing materials prior to the class. Loaner texts must be returned in good condition the day of class. Participants are responsible for the cost of the text if it is not returned or returned in poor condition. Textbooks are available for purchase at the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing or through the American Heart Association.

Class attendance

Be courteous and on time. It is disruptive to other students and instructors and difficult for late students to catch up once the class starts. Students are expected to attend and participate in the entire course. You will not be allowed to attend the class if you are 20 minutes or later.


Wear loose, comfortable clothing or scrubs. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please notify us prior to the course. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 7.0 contact hours.

 The University of California, Davis Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.


Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form.

UC Davis employees

$125 registration fee and $50 loaner text deposit.

Community registrants

$140 registration fee. Community participants must purchase their own books. Detailed information provided under course materials.

Refund policy

Cancellation must be requested fourteen days prior to class to receive a full refund or deposit. A $50 service fee will be charged after this date. If the provider cancels the course a full refund will be provided. Registration fee will be forfeited if class is cancelled and rescheduled more than once.


Consistent with UC Davis policy, faculty are expected to disclose:

  1. Any significant financial interests or other relationships with manufacturers of commercial products and/or providers of commercial services discussed in their presentations.
  2. Any "off-label" uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products discussed in their presentations.

The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent speakers with significant financial or other relationships from making presentations, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments. A complete faculty disclosure statement and acknowledgment of commercial support for this program will be included in the syllabus provided at the activity.

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. This material is supplied on a cost basis. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the AHA.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Parking is available in lot 25, approximately one block from the Broadway Building on 50th Street adjacent to the MIND Institute. Park with a UC Davis parking permit, or purchase a daily permit for $6.


Elizabeth Radsliff Nelson, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P.
Professional Development Specialist