Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (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 open to all specialities. However, in-course examples are predominantly taken from general surgical patients.What topics will you cover?Designed to develop skills that are necessary in the management of critically ill patients, CCRiSP aims to instil a system of assessment, institute basic treatment, and recognise when and who to call for help when faced with a critically ill surgical patient.During this intensive course, you will participate in a variety of practical training sessions, including:Learning a system of assessment for the critically illUnderstanding the subtlety and variety of critical illness presentation, alongside ways to improve its detectionUnderstanding the importance of avoiding complications if possibleRecognising the surgeon’s role in delivering multidisciplinary care to surgical patientsInteracting with nursing staff, other surgeons, intensivists and anaesthetistsDelivering the information and support that patients and their relatives require during surgical carePlease be aware that the programme timings are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change – please bear this in mind when making your travel arrangements.Who is the course for?Please note; BEFORE you register for this training course, you will need to register with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) for a contact/membership number. You will need to send your RCS contact number to the Course Co-ordinator so that they can complete your enrolment.This course is suitable for CT1-ST3 trainees.Candidates receive the greatest benefit when CCrISP is taken in CT2/ST2, but candidates in the earlier part of specialty training (CT1/ST1) may also apply. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates have had six months general surgery training, not including foundation training, prior to attending the course.Foundation trainees are not eligible to attend this course and are recommended to attend the Systematic Training in Acute Illness Recognition and Treatment for Surgery (START Surgery) course.How will you learn?CCrISP is an interactive course that combines a variety of teaching and learning techniques, such as case-based skill stations, demonstrations and simulated patient scenarios of varying difficulty to allow clinical application of knowledge. You will be encouraged to share knowledge and experience with your peers throughout the course and will be allocated a faculty mentor who will provide you with tailored feedback as you progress through the course.Before the course you will be sent the CCRiSP handbook – make sure you read this, as it is essential to the course and will ensure you get the most out of the two days. Accompanying the handbook, and to help you prepare for the course you’ll be enrolled on to the RCS virtual learning environment (VLE) where we ask you to complete a short multiple choice assessment. This is an open book assessment which requires an 80% pass mark.This is an assessed course which includes a summative assessment of your contribution to the skills stations and moulage (simulated patient) scenarios.A certificate of completion and 12 CPD points will be awarded to successful participants who have passed the course and completed the online evaluation.What do people say about this course?“Many thanks to the faculty for the intensive teaching and their friendly approach.”“The faculty were excellent at demonstrating assessment of critically ill patients.”“Very enthusiastic faculty, I really enjoyed this course!”“Excellent course, I feel more confident walking onto ICU now I have a better understanding of the interventions provided there. Particularly useful for tracheostomy and cardiovascular monitoring workshops.”Cancellation policy:In the event you need to cancel your place on this course, the following terms and conditions apply:If you have notified us at least 30 days prior to the commencement date of the course, your course fees will be returned minus a £50.00 administration fee. If you have received any course materials these must be returned prior to any refund.Cancellation of your place within 30 days will result in a loss of all fees.