This new edition of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course manual has been fully updated and revised by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and anaesthetists. It remains true to the original aims of the course: to encourage trainees to take responsibility for critically ill patients, to predict and prevent problems that pa
Introduction. Assessment of the critically ill surgical patient. Airway and tracheostomy management. Respiratory compromise in the surgical patient. Arterial blood gases and acid-base balance. Cardiovascular disorders, diagnosis and management. Shock and haemorrhage. Cardiovascular monitoring and support. Renal failure, prevention and management. Peri-operative management of the surgical site. Fluid and electrolyte management. Sepsis and multiple organ failure. Nutrition in the surgical patient. Pain management. Communication, organisation and leadership in surgical care. Assessment of surgical risk and peri-operative care.