EMTB11 Mnemonics & Acronyms

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EMTB11 Mnemonics & Acronyms
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2011-03-17 17:37:06
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  1. CUPS
    • Transport Decision
    • -Critical
    • -Unstable
    • -Potentially Unstable
    • -Stable
  2. CTC
    • Skin Condition
    • -Color
    • -Temp
    • -Condition
  3. ABC
    • - Airway- open, obstructed, rate of breathing, adequate?
    • - Breathing- expose chest & inspect, palpate, auscultate/ listen, seal & stabilize any wounds, oxygen via NRB
    • - Circulation - vital (check body for voids or major bleeding). Cap refill for <age 6, radial pulse & quality, skins CTC.
  4. DCAP-BTLS
    • Deformities
    • Contusions
    • Abrasions
    • Punctures
    • Burns
    • Tenderness
    • Lacerations
    • Swelling
  5. OPQRST-I
    for respiratory / cardiac
    • - Onset (when it started)
    • - Provokes (what were you doing at the time)
    • - Quality (can you describe the pain)
    • - Radiating (is pain radiating to anywhere, arm, back)
    • - Severity Scale (1-10)
    • - Time (How long have you been in pain)
    • - Interventions (Did you take/do anything, meds?)
  6. SAMPLE
    • Signs & Symptoms
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Past Medical History
    • Last Meal
    • Events leading up to.....
  7. PEARL
    Pupils Equal And Reactive to Light
  8. AVPU
    • Alert
    • Verbal
    • Pain response only
    • Unresponsive
  9. PMS
    • Pulse
    • Motor function
    • Sensory
    • for each extremity

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