ACLS mnemonics

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    Anyone have any current acls mnemonics to help pass acls certification?
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    Quote from 1jrbirdy
    Anyone have any current acls mnemonics to help pass acls certification?

    I can't help you, but just wanted to thank you for spelling mnemonics correctly!

    Good luck with your test!
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    Quote from crb613


    The blog is really good...............

    I remember one from years ago for Pulessless VT/VF

    Shock....Shock.....Shock.......Everybody.......Sho ck......Little.....Shock.......Big.....Shock...... maybe....shock....Please.....Shock
    Shock....shock...Shock....

    200 shock
    300 shock
    360 shock

    Epinepherine

    Shock

    Lidocaine

    Shock

    Bretyllium (not made any more)

    Shock

    Magniesum

    Shock

    Pronestyl

    Shock


    Shock Shock Shock.......


    Relax ACLS is really a much calmer experience that the horror stories of yesteryear (when it was a horror story).
    Remember ABC's first foremst and always......Fast with a pulse drugs, fast with a thready pulse electricity, fast no pulse SHOCK. know your causes of PEA! You'll do fine!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Sep 2, '10
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    A blast from the past to go with that bretyllium.

    Elvis (epinephrine) Loved (lidocaine) Big (bretyllium) Mama (magnesium sulfate) Presley (procainamide).

    Seriously the hardest thing to remember is the Hs & Ts with is a mnemonic.

    Learn and understand the rhythms and meds. Too much memorizing just leads to nervousness that you'll forget the mnemonics.
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    Yes!!! Yeah some new ones! I had all the old ones. Thank you.
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    A blast from the past to go with that bretyllium.



    NO Kidding.... The only time I saw it work is in cold water drowning in children.

    To the OP the blog mentioned earlier is from a medic........he has current new mnemonics that are pretty easy...
    Good luck!
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    Rhythm

    Mnemonic
    Bradycardia
    Pacing
    Always
    Ends
    Danger
    Pacer (Transcutaneous)
    Atropine (0.5mg q 3-5min, ↑to 3mg)
    Epinephrine (2-10g IV w/ NS)
    Dopamine (2-10g IV w/ NS)

    ACS
    Open
    Arteries
    Now
    Medic
    Oxygen (4L.min, 02 >90%)
    Aspirin (160-325 mg)
    Nitro (1 tab q 3-5 min ↑to 3 max)
    Morphine (2-4 mg IVP)

    Pulseless Electrical Activity
    P ossible causes treat
    E pinephrine (1mg q 3-5min or 40 units vasopressor for 1st and 2nd dose)
    A tropine (1 mg IV/IO q 3-5 min ↑to 3mg max)

    Asystole
    D etermine whether to initiate resuscitation
    E pinephrine (1mg q 3-5min or 40 units vasopressor for 1st and 2nd dose)
    A tropine (1 mg IV/IO q 3-5 min ↑to 3mg max)
    D iff. Dx or discontinue resuscitation

    VF/Pulseless VT
    Primary ABCDs
    S hock
    C pr
    R hythm
    Secondary ABCDs,
    Can I Intervene? CPR, Intubate, IV access

    E pinephrine (1mg q 3-5min or 40 units vasopressor for 1st and 2nd dose
    Antiarrhythmic
    Meds

    Any

    Legit
    Med




    Amiodarone (300 mg IV/IO, 150 mg in 3-5min if VF/PVT persists OR
    L idocaine (1-1.5 mg.kg, ↑to 3mg )
    M gSO4 (1-2g in 10 ml D5W 4 torsades



    I got these from various websites and books for ACLS

    But please refer to a recent ACLS manual to make sure these mnemonics go with ACLS protocols. They change things so much.
    Last edit by springybaybee on Oct 27, '10
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    I don't know how serious your question is?

    I've been re-certifying for ACLS every two years for over 26 years. The trouble with mnemonics is the "old" out of date ones are entrenched in my brain and they fight like the devil to not allow new updated ACLS protocol to take over!!!!!

    Thankfully ACLS is so user friendly now. I still manage to pass the class!!!!!


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