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1jrbirdy has 36 years experience and works as a RN/Rapid Response Team.

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Anyone have any current acls mnemonics to help pass acls certification?

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Anyone have any current acls mnemonics to help pass acls certification?

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

Good luck with your test!

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Emergency / Trauma Nurse.

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The blog is really good...............:up:

I remember one from years ago for Pulessless VT/VF

Shock....Shock.....Shock.......Everybody.......Shock......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!

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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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1jrbirdy has 36 years experience and works as a RN/Rapid Response Team.

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Yes!!! Yeah some new ones! I had all the old ones. Thank you.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Emergency / Trauma Nurse.

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A blast from the past to go with that bretyllium.

NO Kidding....:lol2: 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 (2-10µg IV w/ NS)

Dopamine (2-10µg 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.

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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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