Rehabilitation Self Administration Medication Program - RAMP
What is RAMP?
This program helps patients to gain independence when dealing with their medicines. The program will teach you:
- What medicines you should be taking.
- Why you are taking them.
- When to take them.
- What to do if a dose is missed.
- Side effects that may occur.
- When to call your doctor.
With RAMP, you will be able to show what you have learned about your medicines. It gives you the chance to ask questions before you leave the hospital. Helping you understand your medicines will make going home easier.
What do I need to do in this program?
- You must take an active role.
- You will spend time with a pharmacist to learn about your medicines.
- You will ask your nurse for each medicine at the time you are scheduled to take it. If you forget, your nurse will remind you.
- You will be in charge of taking your medicines as scheduled.
How can I become a RAMP patient?
You may speak with a member of your health care team about joining the program. Your doctor will decide if the program is right for you.
If you have further questions about this program please contact your nurse, doctor, or pharmacist. You are a part of the team. Let us know how we can best meet your needs.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 03/11/2011
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