Mneumonics for ACLS?

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    I overheard a conversation today between 2 people who went to an ACLS renewal class yesterday. They said it was much easier this time because of the ACLS mneumonics they had memorized. Does anyone know these mneumonics? I have been googling w/o any luck.
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    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...42/ai_18448467

    If you want to find more, google using "ACLS mnemonics."

    Note: "Mnemonics or "memory devices," from the Greek word mimneesko (I remember)..."
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    The link above is a very old and out-dated link.

    It's all in the instructor manual, Dutchy. Since you are going to be taking the Instructor Course soon, you will get these in the new lesson maps.
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    Be careful if you look up old links. ACLS has changed a good bit from a few years ago, so many of those old pneumonics no longer apply.
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    Quote from sonoran
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...42/ai_18448467

    If you want to find more, google using "ACLS mnemonics."

    Note: "Mnemonics or "memory devices," from the Greek word mimneesko (I remember)..."
    I tried that and they're old mneumonics no longer current. Thanks anyway.
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    Quote from sirI
    The link above is a very old and out-dated link.

    It's all in the instructor manual, Dutchy. Since you are going to be taking the Instructor Course soon, you will get these in the new lesson maps.
    Thanks siri! Have a nice weekend. Have fun teaching PALS.
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    www.medicalmneumonics.com

    Check out this site. You can browse the sections and get emergency type mneumonics. Hope that helps.
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    Back when I first took ACLS (which predates the wide use of the WWW, and certainly in the old days of the dreaded solo-megacode style testing) we just strung the algorythms together with a beat. Didn't sound like much if you did it out loud (and I know the testing agent had to think we were a bit touched in the head) bit it did work. Only problem with the mnemonics is that as has been said here already, things change, which tends to invalidate the mnemonics. Still, home-roll your own, put the words to a beat, and you will do fine.
    Thanfully, ACLS testing has become much more forgiving than it used to be. I used to break out in sweats just thinking about it. I also distinctly recall one student (paramedics class -which is where I first took ACLS considderably more than a decade ago) who actually had a nervous fit on testing day. Since we went by last name, mine starting with R, I was actually the last to be tested. When my name finally came up, I was in a cold sweat.
    Sigh. memories. haha.
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    Hi,

    I just took the ACLS instructors course and its a whole lot different then the last time I took it and then never taught. I didn't get taught alot of mneumonics but I did find some at acls.net and they have some good sample questions
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    i have a couple we used in EMS...

    MONAB for chest pain (morphine, oxygen, nitro, aspirin, beta blockers)

    for a brady algorithm think ADPIE just scrambled (atropine, pacing, dopamine, epi, isuprel)

    PEA for PEA (problem, epi, atropine)

    and for VFib is this fun song: shock shock shock- everybody shock- and let's make patients better (shock 200-300-360, epi/vaso, amiodarone, lido, mag, procainamide, bicarb)
    Last edit by flightnurse2b on Nov 22, '07


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