Critical Care Response Team (CCRT)

Two-day course using blended learning techniques including didactic, small group, interactive, task trainer/skill station and high-fidelity simulation.

Full 2-day course (8AM - 5PM)

$850.00 per registrant

Course Faculty

  • Dr. Randy Wax, Section Chief, Critical Care, Lakeridge Health and Critical Care Lead, Central East LHIN (Course Director)
  • Dr. Carol Redstone, Chief, Critical Care and CCRT Physician Lead, Mackenzie Health (Course Director)
  • Dr. Greg Bishop, Intensivist, Peterborough Regional Health Centre
  • Jane Heath, RRT, Respiratory Therapy Educator, Lakeridge Health
  • Shelley Hynes, RN, Critical Care Patient Care Specialist and CCRT Co-Lead, Lakeridge Health
  • Dr. Kavita Sridhar, Intensivist, Lakeridge Health
  • Dr. Karim Soliman, Intensivist and CCRT Physician Lead, Lakeridge Health

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the rationale and role of the CCRT to health care providers, patients and families.
  2. List the hospital CCRT Calling Criteria.
  3. Perform a rapid and focused initial patient assessment and an accurate triage recommendation using the Ontario CCRT Triage Scale (A/B/C).
  4. Implement approved medical directives to initiate urgent diagnostic and therapeutic measures for new CCRT consults.
  5. Use SBARR and other strategies to effectively communicate with the CCRT physician, most responsible physicians, floor staff, patients and families.
  6. Activate in-hospital emergency procedures, such as Code STEMI and Code Stroke, as required.
  7. Identify opportunities for hospital system improvement leading to improved patient safety.
  8. Complete the necessary hospital documentation tools for CCRT consults and follow-up visits.

Course Topics

  • Introduction/orientation to CCRT
  • Airway and Breathing calls
  • Circulation calls: shock
  • Circulation calls: dysrhythmias
  • Circulation calls: chest pain
  • Neurological calls: change in level of consciousness/new focal deficits
  • Sepsis calls
  • Anaphylaxis calls
  • Abdominal pain calls
  • Introduction to CXR interpretation
  • Introduction to lab work interpretation
  • Hands-on skill station: airway equipment, BVM, PEEP valve, simple CPAP mask
  • Hands-on skill station: intraosseus insertion
  • Hands-on skill station: point of care laboratory testing
  • CCRT Consultation Simulation (8 group scenarios)

Our upcoming CCRT course dates are listed below

  • November 1 & 2, 2018
  • March 25 & 26, 2019
  • June 11 & 12, 2019

For more information, or to register, please email the LHEARN Centre at