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EMT Basic Acronyms

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Scene Size Up= NAMES
Patient Level of Consciousness= AVPU
Patient Assessment= DCAPBTLS
Patient History= SAMPLE
Pupil check= PERRL
Causes for Altered level of Conciousness/Unresponsiveness= AEIOUTIPS
Respiratory Distress= PASTMED
Chest Pain/ Pain= OPQRST
"DIP-SHIT" DIP-SHIT
NAMES- N N: Number of Patients
NAMES- A A: Additional Resources
NAMES- M M: Mechanism of Injurgy (MOI)/ Nature of Illness (NOI)
NAMES- E Environmental factors? Extrication needed?
NAMES- S Stabilize C-Spine?
AVPU- A A: Alert
AVPU- V V: Verbal
AVPU- P P: Pain
AVPU- U U: Unresponsive
DCAPBTLES- D D:Deformaties
DCAPBTLES- C C: Contusions; Crepitus
DCAPBTLES- A A: Abrasions
DCAPBTLES- P P: Punctures, Penetrations
DCAPBTLES- B B: Burns
DCAPBTLES- T T: Tenderness
DCAPBTLES- L L: Lacerations
DCAPBTLES- S S: Swelling
SAMPLE- S S: Signs and Symptoms
SAMPLE- A A: Allergies
SAMPLE- M M: Medications
SAMPLE- P P: Past Pertinent History
SAMPLE- L L: Last oral Intake
SAMPLE- E E: Event Leading to Injury
PERRL- P P: Pupil
PERRL- E E: EQUAL
PERRL- 1st R R: Round
PERRL- 2nd R R: Reacts
PERRL- L L: to LIGHT
AEIOUTIPS- A A: Alcohol, Acidosis
AEIOUTIPS- E E: Epilepsy
AEIOUTIPS- I (1st) I: Infection, Ingestion
AEIOUTIPS- O O: Overdose
AEIOUTIPS- U U: Underdose, Uremia
AEIOUTIPS- T T: Trauma
AEIOUTIPS- I (2nd) I: Insulin
AEIOUTIPS- P P: PSYCHOSIS, Previous Medical History
AEIOUTIPS- S S: Stroke
PASTMED- P P: Provocation
PASTMED- A A: Associated Chest Pain
PASTMED- S S: Sputum
PASTMED- T T: Time of Onset
PASTMED- M M: Medication
PASTMED- E E: Exercise Tolerance
PASTMED- D D: Diagnosis
OPQRST- O O: Onset
OPQRST- P P: Provocation
OPQRST- Q Q: Quality
OPQRST- R R: Radiation
OPQRST- S S: Severity
OPQRST- T T: Time
DIPSHIT- D D: Doctor
DIPSHIT- I I: Ilnesses
DIPSHIT- P P: Pregnancies
DIPSHIT- SHIT SHIT: Do you feel the need to "bear down"?
Created by: omygoodnessalex