Global Recognition and Assessment of the Sick Patient and Initial Treatment

GRASPIT is a tool that equips clinicians with a structured systematic approach to the management of the deteriorating acutely ill patient. GRASPIT has been shown to increase a clinician’s confidence in the management of these challenging patients. The 4 key principles of GRASPIT are:
  1. Early recognition of deteriorating acutely ill patients
  2. Systematic approach to the assessment of patients
  3. Early initial treatment
  4. Team working through effective communication