A LIST OF ACRONYMS EVERY EMT TRAINEE NEEDS TO MEMORIZE

  1. 1.
    AVPU
    Is the patient ALERT? Does the patient respond to VERBAL Stimuli? Does the patient respond to PAIN? Is the patient UNRESPONSIVE?
  2. 2.
    ABC
    Airway, Breathing, Circulation. Does the patient has all 3?
  3. 3.
    OPQRST
    Onset, Provocation, Quality, Region/Radiation/ Recurrence, Severity, Time
  4. 4.
    SAMPLE
    Signs and Symptoms, Allergies, Medications, Past Pertinent History, Last Oral intake, Events leading up to Illness.
  5. 5.
    PRBELLS
    Pulse, Respiratory Rate, Blood Pressure, Eyes, Level of consciousness, Lung Sounds, Skin
  6. 6.
    PEARL
    Pupils Equal And React To Light
  7. 7.
    The five Rights/ PMDRE
    RIGHT.... Patient, Medication, Dose, Route, Expiration date
  8. 8.
    There's a few more but I can't remember what they are... That's probably not a good thing...