Discussion in 'BLS Discussion' started by EMS123, Jan 9, 2012.
Critical, unstable, potentially unstable, stable. I don't use it personally really, nor does anyone at this company, but it is around.
Here's a bunch of Acronyms...
Level of Consciousness
ALTERED MENTAL STATUS (ALOC):
PT RESPONSIVE LEVEL:
PT STATES IN PAIN:
Pertinent Medical History
Last Oral Intake
Events Leading to Incident
Number of Patients
Need for Extrication or C-Spine
TYPES OF SHOCK:
MISTT - Patient hand over
M - Mechanism
I - Injury
S - sign and Symptoms
T - Treatment
T - Times
HABITSCHAP - Possible causes of unconsciousness
• H - HYPOVOLEMIA , Hypo / Hypertension
• A - ANAPHYLAXIS
• B - BRADYCARDIA / PNEA,BRAIN (CVA , TUMORS , éICP)
• I - INFECTION
• T - TEMPERATURE
• S - SUGAR ( HYPO , HYPER )
• C - CONVULSIONS
• H - HYPOXIA
• A - ALCOHOL / Drugs - CNS
• P - POISONS ; TOXINS
Ok so I just learned a new mnemonic in anatomy and physiology. Its for the carpals:
Some Lovers Try Positions That They Cant Handle.
Or, to remember if cranial nerves are sensory, motor or both...
Well brother does know best
Well this aint really a mnemonic but it helps you remember the cranial nerves:
God gave us 1 nose (olfactory) and 2 eyes to see with (optic). 3,4,and 6 make your eyes do tricks (oculomotor, trochlear, abducens). 5th cranial nerve is recalled by remembering 5 rhymes with tri (trigeminal). The 7th nerve can be visualized by a 7 (top on the forehead and the bottom going across your face). Think of number 8 fitting into your ear (vestibulocochlear). When you evaluate nerves 9 and 10 under your chin (glossopharyngeal, vagus) note that both these resemble the letter g and that checks into gag reflex. For 11 (accessory) visualize a 1 on both shoulders that should remain in place when you shrug your shoulders. Finally for 12 (hypoglossal) visualize a person sticking their tongue out from side to side saying the end.
Again not really a mnemonic but it helped me remember the cranial nerves. Also I should note that the nerves are lettered in roman numerals (I,II,III,IV,V etc.).
I learned the cranial nerves with a far dirtier mnemonic...It helped me, so it's a shame I can't share it here! Realistically, I'm sure anyone who's taken college level anatomy has probably heard it at some point.
Yeap, something about a french virgin if i recall hahaha
(Don't ban me)
Oh - Olfactory
Oh - Optic
Oh - Oculomotor
Topless - Trochlear
Tiffany - Trigeminal
And - Abducens
Fat - Facial
Vicky - Vestibulocochlear
Got - Glossopharyngeal
Vaginitis - Vagus
And - Accessory
Herpes - Hypoglossal
DR. TRAMP- The seven rights of drug administration
Right Time (Expiration and time to give)
Right to Refuse
I've heard it tought as three rights, five rights, and seven rights, my class learned the seven rights and this is how we remembered it, not really in a good order but it works.
When in doubt, FART.
Or, when your ALS thinking cap is askew, just VOMIT.
Also known as "the easy way out" or "hey doc, I don't really know what's going on".
the one we use for BVM is BOOTS
Reassessment Mnemonic (especially helpful for rounds)
FAST HUGS IN BED Please
Sedation, if intubated
Head-Up Position (30 degrees) if intubated
Indwelling Catheters-Where, how, sterile/non-sterile, checked for location?
Environment (e.g. temperature control, appropriate surroundings in delirium)
De-escalation What is the code status/should we be changing it?
Path of blood flow in the heart
T P My Ass
Pulmonary Artery and Vein
Over the counter
Separate names with a comma.