Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings - elearning for healthcare
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About the Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings programme

The inter-relatedness of physical and mental health has received much attention in recent years with good reason. Patients suffering from serious mental health problems have more physical health problems and a greater morbidity and mortality rate than the general population: a threefold excess mortality and a life expectancy of around twenty years less.

Since 2012, Health Education England has been supporting the innovative multi-disciplinary course RAMPPS (Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings). Aimed at teams working and training together, it focuses on recognising the deteriorating patient and understanding the human factors important to delivering good care in these circumstances. RAMPPS is explicitly multidisciplinary focusing on medical, nursing and support staff as well as other professional groups. The scenarios use a high fidelity approach through different hybrid simulation modalities such as full body manikins, part task trainers and simulated patients. This course is being delivered in a number of quality assured clinical skills and simulation centres across our region. For more information about RAMPPS you can watch the RAMPPS video.

The RAMPPS course is supported by our interactive RAMPPS elearning modules, which take about 15 minutes each to complete. Two modules are available for staff; one for working age adults and older age, and one for children and young people (8-18 years).
These elearning modules are suitable for all staff working in mental health settings to help improve skills in recognising the deteriorating patient using tools such as ABCDE, AVPU, EWS (early warning scores) and SBARD.
The RAMPPS elearning modules are suitable for use as stand-alone learning or supporting the RAMPPS simulation course.

For more information about the RAMPPS programme please visit HEE RAMPPS.

Meet the team

  • Dr Zead Said

    Leadership Fellow, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Tracy Latham

    Tracy Latham

    RAMPPS Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Dr Ben Alderson

    Dr Ben Alderson

    Leadership Fellow, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Louise Gardham

    Louise Gardham

    Learning Technologist and Lead Developer, HEE elearning for healthcare, North elearning Club
  • Valerie Kellett

    Valerie Kellett

    Clinical Skills and Simulation Trainer, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Terri Fitzakerley

    Terri Fitzakerley

    Learning Technologist, HEE elearning for healthcare, North elearning Club

How to access

In order to access the Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings (RAMPPS) programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings (RAMPPS) programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings (RAMPPS) programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings (RAMPPS) programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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