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Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Textbook

The Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support, Third Edition 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.

Single-copy purchases of the current edition of PFCCS as well as other textbooks in the Fundamentals series can be made through the SCCM store. Pricing is reflective of SCCM tiered membership discounts.
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  • Assessment of the Critically Ill Child
  • Airway Management
  • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Child With Acute Upper and Lower Airway Disease
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Diagnosis and Management of Shock
  • Acute Infections
  • Fluids, Electrolytes, and Neuroendocrine Metabolic Derangements
  • Trauma Injuries in Children
  • Pediatric Burn Injury
  • “Abusive” Trauma: Diagnosis and Management
  • Pediatric Emergency Preparedness
  • Management of the Poisoned Child
  • Transport of the Critically Ill Child
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Management of the Child With Congenital Heart Disease
  • Oncologic and Hematologic Emergencies and Complications
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Postoperative Management
  • Sedation, Analgesia, and Neuromuscular Blockade
  • Invasive Medical Devices
The PFCCS textbook includes appendices that can serve as reference material on current pediatric critical care practice:
  • Pediatric Normal Values
  • Intraosseous Needle Insertion
  • Acid-Base Balance and Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
  • Oxygen Delivery Devices
  • Airway Adjuncts
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Common Medications
  • Difficult Airway Algorithm
  • Defibrillation/Cardioversion
  • Temporary Transcutaneous Cardiac Pacing
  • Thoracostomy
  • Central Venous Access
  • Hand-Off Mnemonics for Transport and Trauma
  • Pediatric Transport Form
  • Arterial Catheter Insertion