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Acronym for Assessment

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Specializes in Med/Surg, ED, ortho, urology. Has 3 years experience.

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?

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

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.

EricJRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 15 years experience.

Many prehospital folks use SAMPLE.

Signs/symptoms

Allergies

Meds

Past history

Last meal/last oral intake

Events leading up to current problem

Michelle123

Specializes in Med/Surg, ED, ortho, urology. Has 3 years experience.

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.

Many prehospital folks use SAMPLE.

Signs/symptoms

Allergies

Meds

Past history

Last meal/last oral intake

Events leading up to current problem

Awesome! Thanks!

hypocaffeinemia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

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.

Michelle123

Specializes in Med/Surg, ED, ortho, urology. Has 3 years experience.

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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