Description

OverviewThis course, primarily aimed at CT2/ST2 level, aims to provide instruction in the practical management of critically ill surgical patients of all types. The course emphasises a systematic approach to the assessment and management of these patients and their problems which if used in conjunction with clinical expertise and appropriate attention to clinical detail, should ultimately help prevent the development of serious complications and multiple organ failure. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR WAITING LISTS FOR OUR 2019/2020 COURSES ARE NOW FULL.Target AudienceIn line with the recent changes in entry requirements for specialty training, CCrISP is usually taken in CT1 or early in CT2. This course is not suitable for FY trainees who are recommended to attend the Future Surgeons: Critical Care course. If a trainee at foundation level attends, he or she will be removed from the course. 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. More senior trainees may benefit from attending a CCrISP course, should they wish to do so. This course is also suitable for Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs).Learning StyleLectures, practical/active workshops and group discussion.Aims & ObjectivesThe CCrISP course has been designed to address the perceived needs of trainees. The course aims to provide instruction in the practical management of critically ill surgical patients of all types. It aims to provide participants with a common-sense, consensus approach rather than be ‘leading edge’.Learning OutcomesAs a result of having attended this course, participants should: 1) Have developed the theoretical basis and practical skills necessary to manage the critically ill surgical patient; 2) Be able to assess critically ill patient accurately and appreciate the value of a system of assessment fot the critically ill; 3) Understand the subtlety and variety of presentation of critical illness and the methods available for improving detection; 4) Understand the importance of a plan of action in order to achieve clinical progress, accurate diagnosis and early definitive treatment; 5) Be able to formulate a plan of action and involve apporopriate assistance in a timely manner; 6) Appropriate that complications tend to occur in a cascade and realise that prevention of complications is fundamental to successful outcome; 7) Be aware of the support facilities available and interact with nursing staff, other surgeons, intensivists and anaesthetists, being aware, in particular, of the surgeons role in the delivery of multidisciplinary care to the critically ill; 8) Understand the requirements of the patients and their relatives during critical illness and be able to inform and support both appropriately.