EMS Mnemonics (memory device)

MMohler

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

EMT9396

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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
 

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.
 

EmergencyMedicalSike

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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
 

medichopeful

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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.

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

CityEMT212

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SAMPLE
Signs/ Symptoms
Allergies
Medications
Pertinent Medical History
Last intake
Events leading up to …..

SOAP
Subjective
Objective
Assessment
Plan

DCAP-BTLS
Deformities
Contusions
Abrasions
Punctures
Burns
Tenderness
Lacerations
Swelling

OPQRST
Onset
Provoke
Quality
Region/Radiate
Severity
Time

AVPU
Alert
Voice (responds to)
Pain (responds to)
Unresponsive

There are a lot more out there lets see how many we can get.. ^_^

BERPS

Blood Pressure
Eyes
Respirations
Pulse
Skin (unremarkable)
 

Phillyrube

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DCAP-BTLS
Deformities
Contusions
Abrasions
Punctures
Burns
Tenderness
Lacerations
Swelling

AVPU
Alert
Voice (responds to)
Pain (responds to)
Unresponsive
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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