Mnemonics for Pediatric Vaccine schedule?

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    Does anyone have mnemonics to share for the pediatric vaccinations or any OB they would like to share? Thanks

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    Quote from LoopsRN2
    Does anyone have mnemonics to share for the pediatric vaccinations or any OB they would like to share? Thanks
    Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!

    First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).

    The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)

    Hopefully that made sense.

    Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.

    Hib 12-15 months
    Pneumo 12-18 mo
    MMR 12-18 mo
    Dtap 15-18 mo

    I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.

    Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).


    Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize!
    Last edit by sm06902 on May 26, '12 : Reason: correction
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    thanx
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    Thanks a lot that site is a gold mine. I appreciate it.
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    Very helpful. Thanks guys.
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    Great mnemonic!! So helpful, thank you
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    This is great. I wish I had come across this when I was in my peds rotation!
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    Quote from sm06902

    Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!

    First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).

    The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)

    Hopefully that made sense.

    Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.

    Hib 12-15 months
    Pneumo 12-18 mo
    MMR 12-18 mo
    Dtap 15-18 mo

    I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.

    Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).

    Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize!
    This is great .. Thanks for sharing
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    Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!

    First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).

    The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)

    Hopefully that made sense.

    Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.

    Hib 12-15 months
    Pneumo 12-18 mo
    MMR 12-18 mo
    Dtap 15-18 mo

    I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.

    Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).

    Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize![/QUOTE]


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