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Mneumonics for ACLS?

  1. 1 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.
  2. Visit  RNfaster profile page
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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)..."
  3. Visit  sirI profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  imenid37 profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  DutchgirlRN profile page
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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    I tried that and they're old mneumonics no longer current.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.
  6. Visit  DutchgirlRN profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  mcknis profile page
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    www.medicalmneumonics.com

    Check out this site. You can browse the sections and get emergency type mneumonics. Hope that helps.
  8. Visit  Gromit profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  mammabear432003 profile page
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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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  10. Visit  flightnurse2b profile page
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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
  11. Visit  Gromit profile page
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    hehehe, I remember the V-fib/pulseless v-tach one. Shock shock shock, epi in the body and shock. Lido shock Lido shock, epi-body shock.... sigh.
    My card expired -as my current positiong (case management in ER) doesn't require it, but I want to get it back (especially since the two-day program is also worth 16 credit-hours for my RN renewal, its a win-win) -My manager overheard me talking to another RN about re-taking the ACLS, and stuck her nose into the conversation telling us that "well since its not required for your position, you will NOT be re-imbersed for the class!!" -my response? I told her I was aware of that, and that I did have a life outside of this job, and was NOT doing it for her or this department.

    Busybodies. sigh. Every job has them.
    I do expect to get back to bedside nursing eventually -and I prever cardiac floors, or critical care -and both of those value ACLS (of course, its required).

    Hey! Happy thanksgiving all of you!!
  12. Visit  flashpoint profile page
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    Quote from allison2008
    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)
    That is the old algorithm for VF/PVT...check out http://www.acls.net/acls2005/vfpvt.htm
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  13. Visit  flightnurse2b profile page
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    Quote from cotjockey
    That is the old algorithm for VF/PVT...check out http://www.acls.net/acls2005/vfpvt.htm

    but the song is so much more fun!! thanks for sharing, i havent seen that one yet!

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