Acronym for Assessment

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    Hi,

    I can vaguely remember in 2nd year being shown an acronym to help remember the things to look for in an initial assessment.
    It covered, S&S, History, Medications, etc.

    But I can't seem to remember what it was, any ideas?
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    I've never heard of anything like this, but here's any idea. . . .go back to the person that showed you this acronym and get it from them.
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    Many prehospital folks use SAMPLE.

    Signs/symptoms
    Allergies
    Meds
    Past history
    Last meal/last oral intake
    Events leading up to current problem
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    Quote from Daytonite
    I've never heard of anything like this, but here's any idea. . . .go back to the person that showed you this acronym and get it from them.
    I would, but he is on 12 months study leave, so not sure how to contact him.

    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Many prehospital folks use SAMPLE.

    Signs/symptoms
    Allergies
    Meds
    Past history
    Last meal/last oral intake
    Events leading up to current problem
    Awesome! Thanks!
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    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Many prehospital folks use SAMPLE.

    Signs/symptoms
    Allergies
    Meds
    Past history
    Last meal/last oral intake
    Events leading up to current problem
    Yeah, I was about to say SAMPLE if no one had gotten to it first. It really only applies to first contact (EMS or ER), and isn't all that relevant on the floor, however.
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    Quote from methylene
    Yeah, I was about to say SAMPLE if no one had gotten to it first. It really only applies to first contact (EMS or ER), and isn't all that relevant on the floor, however.

    I'm studying for my Emergency Nursing exam, and this helps me to put my mind in order for answering questions. For other areas, it acts as a starting point. I get freaked out by exams, and these sort of things help me to put my thoughts in order. It won't be the only thing I rely on though.


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