CCrISP is an interactive course that explores the skills and knowledge needed to look after surgical patients including those who are deteriorating or at risk of doing so.

Expert faculty will help you develop practical, theoretical and personal skills so that you can assess and manage critical situations in a systematic way.

CCrISP is relevant to all specialties, however in-course examples are predominantly taken from general surgical patients.

2 days
12.00 CPD Points
After attending this course, you should 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
Model your non-operative technical skills in a safe environment
Course content
You will participate in a variety of practical training sessions during the CCrISP course, including:

Learning a system of assessment for the critically ill
Understanding the subtlety and variety of critical illness presentation, alongside ways to improve its detection
Understanding the importance of avoiding complications if possible
Recognising the surgeon’s role in delivering multidisciplinary care to surgical patients
Interacting with nursing staff, other surgeons, intensivists and anaesthetists
Delivering the information and support that patients and their relatives require during surgical care
Take a look at a sample 3-day CCrISP programme

10% discount for members
All RCS Members, Fellows and Affiliates benefit from 10% off the price of attending this course at the RCS Education Centre in London.

Our membership is made up of over 20,000 medical and dental surgeons at all stages of their careers. The usual route to becoming a Member or a Fellow is by taking the MRCS or FCRS exam. Find out more about becoming an RCS member.

If you are a student or trainee who hasn’t yet taken your MRCS or MJDF/MFDS, you can become an Affiliate for just £15 per year.

How to become a CCrISP instructor
Becoming a CCrISP instructor is a fulfilling way to further your professional development while sharing your critical care knowledge with motivated course participants and colleagues.

Take a look at our CCrISP Instructor course.

We are always keen to hear from people interested in becoming faculty for other RCS courses, too.

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PGCert in Surgery Associated Course
You will be awarded 4 credits toward the Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery upon booking this course. (The inclusion of courses in the PGCert in Surgery is subject to availability)