This informative and interactive course combines a variety of teaching and learning techniques to advance the practical, theoretical and personal skills necessary for the care of critically ill surgical patients. This is an assessed course and certificates will only be awarded upon successful completion of the entire course. In addition to courses held at RCS London, CCrISP is available regionally.
CCrISP course information designed to assist regional centre coordinators can be found here.
- Develop the theoretical basis and practical skills necessary to manage the critically ill surgical patient
- Be able to assess critically ill patients accurately and appreciate the value of a system of assessment for the critically ill
- Understand the subtlety and variety of presentation of critical illness and the methods available for improving detection
- Understand the importance of a plan of action in order to achieve clinical progress, accurate diagnosis and early definitive treatment, and be able to formulate a plan of action and involve appropriate assistance in a timely manner.
- Appreciate that complications tend to occur in a cascade and realise that prevention of complications is fundamental to successful outcome
- Be aware of the support facilities available and interact with nursing staff, other surgeons, intensivists and anaesthetists, being aware in particular of the surgeon’s role in the delivery of multidisciplinary care to the critically ill
- Understand the requirements of the patients and their relatives during critical illness and be able to inform and support both appropriately
Consultant General Surgeon
Leicester General Hospital
Consultant Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesia
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Target Audience / Suitability
Candidates receive the greatest benefit when CCrISP® is taken in CT2/ST2, but candidates in the earlier part of specialist training CT1/ST1 may also apply. However, it is strongly recommended they have had six months general surgery training.
This course is not suitable for FY trainees who are recommended to attend the START surgery course. If a trainee at foundation level attends, he or she will be removed from the course without compensation. Foundation trainees are also not permitted to attend a CCrISP course regionally as a candidate and will not receive a certificate of completion from the College on that basis.
What you get
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This is an assessed course and a certificate of completion will only be awarded to successful participants.
'I found the enthusiasm that the course faculty delivered for this course absolutely brilliant. There was a wide range of specialties and experience and it was clear that the trainers took a lot of pleasure in providing a thorough and stimulating course.'
'Very comprehensive and well taught course. Focus on further investigation/diagnosis/planning (beyond initial resuscitation) really valuable as this tends to be the part which I find most difficult.'