EMS Mnemonics (memory device)

DesertMedic66

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PENMAN for scene size up anyone?

PPE/ Environmental hazards/ Number of patients/ MOI or NOI/ Additional resources needed/ Need for extraction or c-spine precautions.

Don't forget the ABC's of EMS; Ambulate Before Carry (or Auto Bus Cab)

For quick med sum up HAM- History Allergies Meds

Of course the obvious ones. SAMPLE, OPQRST, CUPS
CUPS?
 

avdrummerboy

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Critical, unstable, potentially unstable, stable. I don't use it personally really, nor does anyone at this company, but it is around.
 

agah

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PMS
Pulse
Motor/Movement
Sensation

DRGERM
Distentions
Rigidity
Guarding
Eviscerations
Rebound Tenderness
Masses
 

OhItzJimmy

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Here's a bunch of Acronyms...

CHECKING EXTREMITIES:
Pulse
Motor/Movement
Circulation
Sensory/Sensation

PT EYES:
Pupils
Equal
And
Reactive to
Light

VITAL SIGNS:
Pulse
Respirations
Blood Pressure
Eyes
Level of Consciousness
Lung Sounds
Skin Signs

ALTERED MENTAL STATUS (ALOC):
Alcohol
Epilepsy
Insulin
Overdose
Underdose
Trauma
Infection
Pyshcosis
Stroke

PHYSICAL EXAM:
Deformities
Contusions
Abrasions
Punctures/Penetrations
Burns
Tenderness
Lacerations
Swelling
Instability
Crepitus

PT RESPONSIVE LEVEL:
Alert
Verbal
Painful
Unresponsive

PT STATES IN PAIN:
Onset
Provocation
Quality
Region/Radiate
Severity
Time

PT HISTORY:
Signs/Symptoms
Allergies
Medications
Pertinent Medical History
Last Oral Intake
Events Leading to Incident

SCENE SIZEUP:
Personal/Partner/Patient Safety
Environmental Hazards
Number of Patients
Specialized Equipment
MOI/NOI
Additional Resources
Need for Extrication or C-Spine

TYPES OF SHOCK:
Cardiogenic
Hypovolemic
Anaphylactic
Metabolic
Psychogenic
Septic
Respiratory
Neurogenic
 

yoshgoodman

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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
 

CALEMT

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Ok so I just learned a new mnemonic in anatomy and physiology. Its for the carpals:
Some Lovers Try Positions That They Cant Handle.

S
caphoid
Lunate
Tirquetral
Pisiform
Trapezoid
Trapezium
Capitate
Hamate
 

CALEMT

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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.).
 

TattooedNay

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(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
 

Christopher Rideout

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DR. TRAMP- The seven rights of drug administration

Right Documentation
Right Route
Right Time (Expiration and time to give)
Right to Refuse
Right Amount
Right Medication
Right Patient

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.
 

NomadicMedic

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Or, when your ALS thinking cap is askew, just VOMIT.

Vitals
oxygen
Monitor
IV
Transport.

Also known as "the easy way out" or "hey doc, I don't really know what's going on".
 

PCP Probie

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Glider

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Reassessment Mnemonic (especially helpful for rounds)

FAST HUGS IN BED Please

Fluid Therapy
Analgesia
Sedation, if intubated
Thromboprophylaxis

Head-Up Position (30 degrees) if intubated
Ulcer Prophylaxis
Glucose control
Skin/Eye Care

Indwelling Catheters-Where, how, sterile/non-sterile, checked for location?
Nasogastric tube

Bowel Care
Environment (e.g. temperature control, appropriate surroundings in delirium)
De-escalation What is the code status/should we be changing it?

Psychosocial
 

Jane

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Path of blood flow in the heart

T P My Ass

Tricuspid Valve
Pulmonary Artery and Vein
Mitral Valve
Aorta
 
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