The PEARS Instructor Essentials Course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach the AHA’s Instructor-led PEARS Course. The course educates instructor candidates on how to adequately use AHA Instructor teaching materials, ensure that students meet learning objectives, offer student coaching skills, provide an objective skills performance evaluation, and follow AHA Instructor and course policies. The course covers core content and discipline-specific content required to teach AHA courses. The PEARS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended-learning format. AHA PEARS Instructor candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on session conducted by Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Training Center Faculty. Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current PEARS Provider course completion card. Candidates who successfully complete the PEARS Instructor Essentials Course, followed by course monitoring, will receive a PEARS Instructor card, valid for two years. PEARS Instructors are then able to teach the PEARS Instructor-led Course.
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.25 contact hours. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 1.25 Instructor CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F3-0031.
By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records maybe be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ACPE Credit: 1.25 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-17-022-H04-P
PEARS Instructor Essentials Online is the self-directed, online portion of the PEARS Instructor Essentials Blended Learning Course.
-Know how to how to adequately use AHA Instructor teaching materials.
-Know how to ensure that students meet learning objectives.
-Know how to offer student coaching skills.
-Know how to provide an objective skills performance evaluation.
-Know how to follow AHA Instructor and course policies.
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