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PFCCS Self-Directed Course

Self-Directed Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) provides a relaxed learning experience with access to the same didactic sessions found in the live, director-led PFCCS course.

Learn at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home or office and then assess your knowledge through the use of pre- and posttests.The self-directed course engages learners with interactive learning modules which include videos, matching exercises, and list ordering.

Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive continuing education credit.

Self-Directed PFCCS includes interactive learning modules and the PFCCS textbook (English), which is an excellent desktop reference. The textbook will be automatically shipped shortly after registration is completed. Registrants have two years from the date of enrollment to complete the course.

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The Self-Directed PFCCS course does not include skill stations or a PFCCS certificate.
Self-Directed PFCCS is composed of interactive learning modules with corresponding textbook chapters.
  • Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation
  • Cardiovascular Evaluation and Pediatric Shock
  • Fluids, Electrolytes, and Metabolic Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurologic Emergencies
  • Postoperative Management
  • Sedation, Analgesia, and Neuromuscular Blockade
  • Acute Infections
  • Abusive Trauma in Children
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Upper and Lower Airway Disease
  • Airway Management
  • Assessment of the Critically Ill Child
  • Critical Care Managment of the Child with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Management of the Poisoned Child and Adolescent
  • Oncologic and Hematologic Emergencies
  • Noninvasive and Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pediatric Burn Injury
  • Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Pediatric Emergency Preparedness
  • Transport of the Critically Ill Child
  • Trauma Injuries in Children
Self-Directed PFCCS pricing is reflective of SCCM's tiered membership discounts.
Membership Level Pricing (USD)
Select Member $200
Professional Member $215
Associate Member $240
Nonmember $250

For more information, contact the Licensing Team at +1 847 827-6888 or

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The PFCCS textbook is an integral part of the PFCCS learning experience. It is available in print or as an eBook.
The third edition textbook is a valuable asset for any healthcare practitioner who treats critically ill or injured infants and children, particularly in hospitals that operate a pediatric/adult swing unit or that do not have a pediatric ICU. This edition has been updated to reflect current practices and offers essential information throughout its 21 chapters and 15 appendices.
Several features make the PFCCS textbook easy to navigate and understand. Its format maximizes learning and flow of information. Each chapter and major section begins with learning objectives and a case study to focus attention on key clinical findings and patient presentation. Information boxes in the margins reinforce essential principles and emphasize clinical cautions, and many sections offer additional electronic resources for suggested reading.

Translated versions of the PFCCS, Third Edition textbook are available. Please contact the Licensing Team to inquire about translated versions of the textbook at