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Pediatric Fundamental of Critical Care Support, 3rd Edition
Continuing Education
Accredited continuing education (ACE) release date: 1/1/2023
SCCM Product Code: PFCCS3ON2
ACCME Code: 202357304
ACE expiration date: December 31, 2025 
Estimated time for activity completion: 10.5 hours
Software/Hardware and Internet Requirements
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Target Audience

This course is designed to prepare healthcare providers caring for unstable, critically ill or injured patients to disseminate the basic critical care concepts to all professionals who may be called upon to care for the pediatric critically ill.

Learning Objectives
  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill pediatric patient.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable pediatric patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer, and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.
Type of Activity

This activity will focus on increasing knowledge of the first 24 hours of care and applying this knowledge to practice settings.


SCCM supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest-quality education that will enhance knowledge, competence, or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies:

  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Practice Applications
  • Multiprofessionalism
  • Communication
  • Quality Improvement
Credit Hours

Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

CME Passport by ACCMEThe ACCME credits that physicians earn from this activity will be submitted to ACCME’s CME Passport, a free, centralized web application where you can create a personalized account to view, track, and generate transcripts of your reported ACCME credit. Visit to create your account.

The Pediatric Fundamental of Critical Care Support, 3rd edition activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 10.5 contact hours.  

A picture containing text, window, clipart, picture frameDescription automatically generatedPharmacists:
The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This enduring educational activity provides up to 10.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.  


SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE. 

Physician Assistants:
The American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 10.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

SCCM Grievance Procedures Policy
To provide due process in the evaluation and mediation of grievances concerning ACE activities, this Grievance Procedures Policy was developed. Grievances may concern, but are not limited to, the awarding of credit for individual participation and/or registration fees issues.  
  • A written complaint or grievance should be submitted to the Education Department. 
  • The Education Department will attempt to resolve the grievance of the complainant. 
  • If the initial response is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the CEO/EVP for action. 
  • If the response from the CEO/EVP is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the SCCM Executive Committee. The ruling of the Executive Committee will be final. 
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2025
Credit Offered:
10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Credits
10.5 ACPE (Pharmacy) – Home Study Credits
10.5 CABN (Nursing) Credits
10.5 Certificate of Participation Credits


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