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. Read more


New pRRAPID eBook launched in Sept 2016

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Get the RRAPID ebook v1.3 via the App store for iOS and via Google Play for Android.

View RRAPID ebook V1.4 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.

New RRAPID ebook version 1.3 for Android launched in Nov 2015 and for iOS launched in Jan 2016.

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RRAPID iPhone App

Get the RRAPID app via the App store for iOS and via Google Play for Android.

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. Version 1.3 now includes a NEWS calculator and an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) risk calculator.

NEW updated APP for iOS and Android launched in August 2015.

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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:

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