Background/Aims: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) has been used widely in the treatment of critically ill children for its continuity. However, sometimes we have to interrupt the continuity for necessary surgeries or blood transfusions. Our objective was to demonstrate a feasible self-circulation anticoagulation protocol based on citrate (CSAP) to address discontinuity during CRRT. Methods: We conducted a prospective observational study of 57 pediatric patients undergoing 88 CRRT sessions that were receiving CSAP during the treatment discontinuity period by using an anticoagulation regimen containing 5 mL 4% sodium citrate in 50 mL of saline to maintain the continuity. We documented the reasons for CSAP and the total duration of the treatment. We assessed the in-line pressure recordings, blood routine examination, blood electrolytes, and blood gas analysis before, throughout, and after the period of CSAP. Results: The average duration of CSAP was 118.5 ± 45.3 min. There was no significant increase in arterial pressures, venous pressures, and transmembrane pressures and no significant decreases in blood cell counts observed at the end of the CSAP, compared to the data recorded at the beginning of the CSAP. Compared to before the CSAP, there was no significant change in the ratio of total to ionized calcium, Na<sup>+</sup>, HCO<sub>3</sub><sup>–</sup>, and pH value after CSAP. Conclusions: CSAP might be a safe, effective, and easy approach for use during the treatment discontinuity of CRRT in children.