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EMS Mnemonics (memory device)

Discussion in 'BLS Discussion' started by EMS123, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. MMohler

    MMohler Forum Crew Member

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    Damn, really thought I read through to make sure. I remember my dad telling me that one, too bad. Sorry!
     
  2. marian

    marian Forum Crew Member

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    Also:
    Catholic, Irish, Alcoholic.
     
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  3. EMT9396

    EMT9396 Forum Probie

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    PENMAN used for scene size up
    Personal Safety
    Environmental Hazards
    Number of Patients
    Mechanism of Injury
    Additional Resources
    Need for Spinal Immobilization
     
  4. Allie Tee

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    P. A. S. T. E. for SOB (short of breath) patients; can be used instead of or in addition to OPQRST.

    Provoke: Find out whether any external factor such as movement is making the situation better or worse.
    Associated Chest Pain: This will elicit descriptions of the patient’s pain in and around chest area.
    Sputum production (color): Is the patient coughing up sputum. Mucus-like sputum can be an indication of infection or any problem in respiratory system.
    Talking & Tiredness: Is the patient talking with you? Is he/she feeling tired? If the patient is not talking or responding to your voice, perform CPR immediately.
    Exacerbation: Ask if anything makes it better or worse, Check whether the condition of the patient is worsening with time.
     
  5. bakertaylor28

    bakertaylor28 Forum Lieutenant

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    When obtaining information-
    ACA (and NO, I don't mean the "Affordable Care Act")
    Ask
    Confirm
    (Think and then) Act
     
  6. wvemt27

    wvemt27 Forum Ride Along

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    I have this problem too. All the mneumonics we got just confused me.
     
  7. Cole E PG

    Cole E PG Forum Ride Along

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    These are hilarious
     
  8. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    Murphy’s Triad.
     
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  9. EmergencyMedicalSike

    EmergencyMedicalSike Forum Crew Member

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    This isn’t emt but it’s a good one for acls I was taught about bradycardia and tachycardia algorithms

    USE SAM

    U:unstable
    S: Symptomatic
    E: Electricity

    S: Stable
    A: Asymptomatic
    M: Medication
     
  10. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    If you have to remember a mnemonic for that...
     
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  11. EmergencyMedicalSike

    EmergencyMedicalSike Forum Crew Member

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    To be fair I’m just learning about acls pharm and ecg as a basic
     
  12. TheEleventhHour

    TheEleventhHour Forum Crew Member

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  13. medichopeful

    medichopeful NRP, ICU RN, CCRN, CEN

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    Why are you performing CPR on someone who is simply not talking or responding to your voice?
     
  14. marian

    marian Forum Crew Member

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    KMAG YOYO
    Kiss my apples, guys. You're on your own.
     
  15. CityEMT212

    CityEMT212 Forum Crew Member Premium Member

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    BERPS

    Blood Pressure
    Eyes
    Respirations
    Pulse
    Skin (unremarkable)
     
  16. Phillyrube

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    I had been a medic for 13 years when I got hired on the cops. So, I was tapped to teach a lot of EMS related classes for In service and basic academies.

    We know how cops are, so I shortened DCAP/BTLS to DOTS:

    Deformities
    Open Wounds
    Tenderness
    Swelling

    Works fine
     

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