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The CCrISP® course aims to assist doctors in developing simple, useful skills for managing critically ill patients, and promotes the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary care.
CCrISP® is a two and half day course conducted for 16 participants with a faculty of 10 instructors.
Approximately 31 courses are run each year. A list of this year's CCrISP® courses is available on the CCrISP® Course Schedule at the link below.
Teaching on skills training courses enables RACS Fellows to claim one CPD point per hour, with a maximum of 30 per annum.
Register your interest
- Fellow or senior Trainee in relevant field
- Minimum level of seniority Post Graduate Year five
- Eligible specialties: surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, emergency physicians, peri-operative physicians and general practitioners
- Interest in managing critically unwell patients
- Interest in teaching
Prerequisites and training process
- Attend a CCrISP® provider course as an observer to gain an understanding of the course objectives, content and delivery methods
- Attend a CCrISP® instructor course*
- Teach on a CCrISP® course as an instructor candidate to achieve instructor status
- Teach a minimum of one course per year to maintain instructor status
- Please view the CCrISP Instructor Pathway (PDF 151.35KB) for more information
*Potential instructors who have completed instructor training in EMST may be excluded from this step. Please refer to the Faculty Training Policy (PDF 71.31KB).
CCrISP® instructor course
CCrISP® instructor courses are run by RACS to facilitate the training of faculty for CCrISP® courses. The instructor course covers various aspects of teaching based on contemporary educational principles and is delivered by an expert educator.
This course addresses the following aspects of teaching:
- Lesson planning
- Giving interactive lectures
- Small group teaching
- Facilitating a discussion
- Use of demonstrations
- Practical skills teaching
- Use of role playing
- Mentoring and role modelling
- Supervision, feedback and assessment
- Managing the learner with difficulty
The Skills Training Department is the communication link between participants, faculty and the CCrISP® committee.
Skill Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7421
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298