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  #61

Trauma pt ask for AMPLE

A Allergy

M Medication

P past med Hx

L Last meal

E Events before accident






  #62

Menstrual History FM DIAL

F Frequency

M Menarche

D Duration

I Intensity

A Amount

L LMP




  #63

I just found cool website (probably already well known to everynoe):

http://www.medicalmnemonics.com/



  #64

For back pain "red flags"

TUNA FISH

Trauma
Unexplained weight loss
Neurological signs
Age > 50

Fever
Intravenous drug use
Steroids for long time
History of cancer


  #65

these are great! very helpful mnemonics, people. smiling face



  #66

hi guys came up with a easy mneumonic for differential DX of patients with pain during with sexual intercourse: Just think and pronounce this as "BUSY BED cancer" with an accent:

PAIN WITH INTERCOURSE:
"VC VED CANCER"
Vaginitis(C T Garden=candida,trichomoanas, gardenella)
Cervicitis(PID)
Vaginismus
Endometriosis
Domestic Abuse
Cancers of pelvis like cervix,uterus, etc

thanks for all the other guys who posted



  #67

Dr.FranK wrote:
For Spousal abuse, I have read the acronym SAFEGARDS some where.Can some complete it for me or give more add ons
S= Safety inquiry (Do you feel safe at home?)
A= Alchol abuse (does your hubby abuses alchol?)
F= Friends/Family who are aware/Fractures ( Dos any1 f ur friend/Fx knw f dis/Abuse ever resulted in fractures?
E=Emergency plan (do u hav an emergency plan?/Ever tried to leave/divorce? why not?
G=Guns at home (are dere any weapons @ home?
A=????
R=Relationships with husband (how is ur relationship wid hubby? --> do you feel threatened wen he is around?
D=Depression/Drugs (hav u lost wt appetite sleep ) does hubby dos drugs
S=Suicidal ideation (ever felt like ending it all up? )


I got this from digitaldoc's blog:
# S- Safety @ home
# A- Afraid of Hubby?
# F- Family ? Friends aware ?
# E- Emergency plan?
# G- Gun @ home?
# A- Alcohol?
# R- Relationship with Hubby?
# D- Drugs? Depression ?

I also came across FACE SLIPS for depression. Can anyone expand on this mnemonic? And great mnemonics guys! You are all brilliant!



  #68

FACE SLIPS

F-Feeling of Guilt, anger, worthlessness
A-Appetite, diet, wiegt change
C-Concentration
E- Energy to perform daily activities
S-Sleep disturbances
L-Libido, loneliness
I-Interests & hobbies
P-Psychomotor, pleasure
S-Suicidal ideation & plan


  #69

Hi everyone,
Just finished my CS exam today at Atlanta.
I used the mnemonic WAD SAD TOES for social history.
W-Weight
A-Appetite
D-Diet
S-Smoke
A-Alcohol
D-Drugs
T-Travel
O-Occupation
E-Excercise
S-Stress


  #70

for foot pain after asking all liqoraaa ask WET SURF

Work

Eye infection redness

Trauma to foot

Stifness in other joints

Urethral discharge

Rash/reiter synd

Fever



  #71

ROMSS

R-REFLEXES
O OCULAR
M MOTOR
S SENSITIVITY
S STRENGTH



  #72

printable file of all above


Attached Files:
prep4 csa mnemonics.doc (50 KB, 709 downloads)

  #73

Hi ddaniel,

Nice mnemonic but don't you think other than hotflash the rest are post-menopausal symp/comp. It is very useful though. Good Job!

"premenopausal symptoms

HAVOC

H- hotflahes
A-atropy of vagina
V-vaginal dryness
O- osteoporosis
C- coronary artery diseases" ddaniel



  #74

a revision for the mnemonic LIQORAAA. May use FLICQORAAA(M)

F - Frequency (how many times per day or per week)
L - Location
I - Intensity
C - Constant/Intermittent
Q - Quality
O - Onset
R - Radiation
A - Alleviating Factors
A - Aggravating Factors
A - Associated Factors
M - Relation to Meals (optional for abd pain)



  #75

hi,
could you send me cs book in pdf form. cs book - the book which is given during 7 day course for cs. can anybody send me please.my mail id drsky2001@gmail.com


  #76

Obstructive/Irritative symptoms

W - weakness of stream
I - intermittency/dribbling
N - nocturia
S - straining
U - urgency
R - retention
F - frequency


  #77

Thanks for all the wonderful mnemonics, P4u administrator and friends! And thanks also for sharing the file, dr. puma! smiling face


  #78

hi guys,
i have my exam on june 12th and am very worried about he pediatric cases!!!!
i have a doubt as to what to ask for the milestones?


should we ask IS YOUR CHILD'S MILESTONES GOOD?
or WHEN DID YOUR CHILD FIRST SMILE, FIRST SIT UP etc.....?

I would really appreciate if some one guide me on this....


  #79

@ dr_puma: thank u so much for the printable filesmiling face very useful


  #80

For psychiatric cases:

S: sleep ( how many hour, nightmares, flashbacks, etc)
I: interest, What do you do in your free time? How are you doing in your job? do you enjoy what you do?
G: Guilty/ angry
E: Energy
M: mood. ( anxious, sad, hopeless, lonely?
C: concentration
A: appetite, changes in your weight
P: psychomotor agitation/retardation
S: suicide , plan , attempts

HELP: family and friends support, realize about the problem, want help, attitude

M: memory problems
D: delusions/ hallucintions

Plus

SH
FH and PMH: focused to psychiatric illness.





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