Recognising and Responding to Acute Patient Illness and Deterioration




The philosophy of the RRAPID programme is to emphasise timely and rapid response to the acutely ill patient and equip medical students and junior doctors with the appropriate skills to manage such patients.
A specialist team of consultant physicians and clinical educators have developed the RRAPID app, eBook and teaching programme to provide mobile and interactive resources suitable for this purpose.

RRAPID was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2014 in the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year category.




View the RRAPID eBook online

The RRAPID eBook has been developed as a learning tool to assist medical students, junior doctors and all other healthcare professionals in recognising and responding to acute patient illness and deterioration.

This online resource is fully mobile compatible and can be viewed on any device.

The eBook app is live for iOS and Android.

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RRAPID iPhone App

The RRAPID app provides a hand-held quick reference guide for acute patient illness and deterioration and is particularly advantageous for use within a clinical setting.

The RRAPID reference app was first launched in 2015.

Version 1.4 coming soon.

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View the pRRAPID eBook online

The Paediatric RRAPID (pRRAPID) programme builds on the concepts from RRAPID and applies them to a paediatric population.  pRRAPID teaches students how to Recognise and Respond to the acutely ill child.  pRRAPID does not cover how to manage trauma to children. The pRRAPID assessment of the acutely ill child revolves around the traditional ABCDE system based approach. The pRRAPID ebook was launched in September 2016 and is used in a blended learning approach to teaching the pRRAPID programme: