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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)

PEPP represents a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergent care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting program designed specifically to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual program with case-based lectures, live action video, hands-on skill stations and small group scenarios.  Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs, and Physicians.

The ALS course is a two-day course that is geared towards EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics.  PALS providers may recertify their PALS and earn a PEPP certificate by taking this course.  14 CEHs

The BLS course is a one-day course that is geared towards the First Responder and EMT-Basic. 8 CEHs

There are no classes scheduled at this time please check back later.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

The Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) course was designed, because AHA recognized a gap in the number of healthcare providers who see pediatric patients, but do not take PALS because it is too advanced.

The main focus of PEARS is prevention, and specifically, the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric victims at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress. Through unique learning tools, such as video-based simulation, providers can see and hear critically ill children with whom they do not typically come in contact, equipping them to recognize the symptoms of pediatric victims, and thus begin stabilization prior to arrest.

The course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in, practice and complete various skills and learning stations and are required to pass skills tests, as well as a written test. Key topics covered are:

  • Pediatric assessment
  • Respiratory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Circulatory compromise and arrest recognition and management
  • Shock recognition and management
  • Resuscitation team concept

Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs, and Physicians.    8 CEHs

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on new science evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and a new teaching methodology. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.  Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs, and Physicians.           16 CEHs

Online courses:

Call or email to easily set up your online course: 712-325-3255 or jmayabb@iwcc.edu

Face-to-face courses:

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

This course has been designed to teach an evidence based approach to resuscitation of the newborn. The causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained so that health professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation.  The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.  Open to Paramedics, RNs, PAs, and Physicians.       9 CEHs

There are no classes scheduled at this time please check back later.


Pediatric ECG Recognition (Online Course)

Learn™ Rhythm Pediatric is a self-directed learning program designed for the general healthcare provider who needs basic ECG rhythm recognition skills, in addition to PALS students who do poorly on the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment or want to review basic rhythm recognition skills.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the normal cardiac cycle
  • Identify correct electrode placement
  • Illustrate how to quickly estimate pediatric heart rates
  • Describe the characteristics of normal sinus mechanism
  • Describe an arhythmia and how to identify an arrhythmia
  • Identify the core cardiac arrest rhythms
  • Identify ventricular arrhythmias
  • Identify non-shockable cardiac arrhythmias
  • Identify Peri-Arrest arrhythmias
  • Identify premature contractions
  • Review and correctly identify cardiac arrhythmias appropriately


Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs, and Physicians

Call 712-325-3255 to schedule a course.