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Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP®)

18 May 2017, 8:00 am - 19 May 2017, 4:45 pm

Course Title: Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP®)
Date: Thursday 18th & Friday 19th May 2017

Please note:  For candidates to be registered on the RCS VLE to complete the pre-course MCQ this course will close to bookings on Monday 17th April 2017

Duration: 2 Days

Day 1:  08:00 – 17:30 (Breakfast available from 07:30)

Day 2:  07:50 – 16:45 (Breakfast available from 07:30)

Venue: Ward J32, 2nd Floor, Beckett Street, St James’s University Hospital

Beckett Street, Leeds.  LS9 7TF

Synopsis: 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.


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


Learning Outcomes  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

Target Audience: CT1-ST3 – 16 places available

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.



Foundation Trainees (F1 & F2) are no longer accepted on the CCrISP® Course and are recommend to attend the START Surgery course.  If a trainee at Foundation level (1 or 2) attends the CCrISP® Course, he or she will be removed from the course without compensation.

Format: Pre-Course

Read the Handbook – forwarded with pre course pack approx. one month prior to the commencement of the course


Formative MCQ

·         30 Questions

·         Open Book

·         80% Pass Mark

·         Unlimited Attempts


The MCQ will be taken via the RCS VLE – registered candidates will be contacted by the Course Co-ordinator to obtain the necessary details for the RCS to register candidates on the VLE.  Login details will be forwarded direct from the RCS



CCrISP® is an interactive course that combines a variety of teaching and learning techniques, such as simulated patient scenarios, case-based skills stations and demonstrations.  You will be encouraged to share knowledge and experience with your peers throughout the course.


·         Summative Assessment of Contribution to Skills Stations

·         Summative Assessment of Moulage (Simulated Patient) Scenarios


This is an assessed course and a certificate of completion will be awarded to successful candidates (passed course and completed on-line evaluation within 4 weeks of the course)


All candidates are allocated a faculty mentor who will provide personal feedback for the duration of the course.

What’s Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments

Course Manual – to keep

12 CPD Points

Additional Information:


St James’s University Hospital is approx. 2.5 miles north east of the city centre. A taxi from Leeds City Station will take approx. 15 minutes and at a cost of around £6.00


Car Parking options will be included with pre-course packs which are posted approx. six weeks prior to the face-to-face course.


Require Accommodation?

May we suggest the following, both are located in the Waterfront Area, approx. 2 miles from the hospital.


Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre Armouries

Armouries Drive, Clarence Dock, Leeds.  LS10 1LE


Ibis Budget (formerly Etap)

2 The Gateway North, Crown Point Road, Leeds.  LS9 8BZ


Please note that the Ibis, as the name suggests, offers no-frills budget accommodation


Full accommodation listings can be found at www.visitleeds.co.uk

Hospital accommodation is no longer available

Cancellation Policy: In the event you need to cancel this course, the following terms and conditions apply:


Cancellation of course 30 days prior to commencement date:

Course fees will be returned minus £50.00 administration fee.  If you are in receipt of any course materials these must be returned prior to any refund


Cancellation within 30 days:

Will result in a loss of fees


If there is another course available, you may be able to transfer but a £50.00 administration fee will be charged to your card.

Course Administrator: Mags Flanagan

Tel:  0113 206 5749

Email:  margaret.flanagan1@nhs.net


18 May 2017, 8:00 am
19 May 2017, 4:45 pm
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Ward J32
2nd Floor, Beckett Wing, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street
Leeds, LS9 7TF United Kingdom
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