The University of Leeds has developed the Recognising and Responding to Acute Patient Illness and Deterioration (RRAPID) course.
The philosophy of the RRAPID course is to emphasise early recognition and rapid response to the acutely ill patient and to equip undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees with the appropriate skills to manage such patients.
A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and clinical educators have developed the RRAPID eBook. It revolves around the traditional ABCDE approach (Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability and Exposure) in assessing the acutely ill patient.
The eBook details basic anatomy and physiology, common causes of system dysfunction, clinical presentation, and the immediate recognition of and response to acute patient illness. It further describes the continuing management of the patient and the principles underlying the prevention of future episodes of patient deterioration. The eBook includes video demonstrations and photographs, case-studies, multiple choice questions and interactive patient scenarios.
There is also a case-log feature that allows the trainee to draw together aspects of the RRAPID approach to describe cases they have experienced for future reflection.
The RRAPID app is complimentary to this book and provides a more concise tool ideal for use as a quick reference guide within the clinical setting.
This eBook has been designed as a guide to clinical practice and does not aim to replace the valuable hands on teaching given by doctors and educators. Information included in this app is up to date with current clinical practice. It should be remembered that protocols, guidelines and drug doses can change.