In This Section
An overview of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course
- 2.5 days in duration
- conducted for 16 participants
- taught by a multidisciplinary faculty of 10 specialists
- highly interactive, including skills stations and clinical scenarios
- assessed (successful completion required to achieve certification)
By completing this course, you will be able to:
- adopt a structured, comprehensive approach to managing surgical patients
- judge which patients are at most risk and plan to reduce their risk of adverse outcomes
- recognise the deteriorating patient and intervene to correct the problem
- acknowledge the importance of communication in managing surgical patients.
- Assessment of the critically ill surgical patient
- Airway and tracheostomy management
- Respiratory management
- Dysrhythmia management
- Chest radiology and respiratory function
- Acute kidney injury
- Optimisation of recovery
- Shock and pressure monitoring
- Communication, organisation and leadership in surgical care
- Difficult decision making
- Surgical ward round.
- Simulated clinical scenarios
- Legal, ethical and communication issues
- Systems and protocol based learning.
The emphasis is on small group teaching, hands on training and the performance of practical procedures. Candidates are provided with personal feedback throughout the course.
CCrISP® is an assessed course. Course assessment includes continual subjective assessment of participant’s core knowledge, clinical insight, enthusiasm and assessment of the final day patient management scenario.
This course includes content that aligns to the following surgical competencies:
- Medical expertise
- Judgement and decision making
- Collaboration and teamwork
For an outline of the three day course please view the CCrISP® course program (PDF 65.15KB).