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Another Mnemonic i made, this time for a patient who passed out. Thanks to DrLTorres and Dr_Levasseur

Passed out (PASS the BLT SANDWICH)
Palpitations
Aura
Shaking (duration)
Spinning/ lightheaded

Bladder, incontinence
Loss of consciousness (duration)
Tongue biting

Speech difficulties
Atraumatic (head trauma)
Numbness
Difficulty breathing
Weakness
Irregular gait
Confusion after the event
Headache
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This is one of the most useful mnemonics I have ever seen. Specially because I was a part of making it up!

Good Luck everybody who's taking their test soon and hope it's useful to all!
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hey thanks dude awesome mnemonic..............wish all of you good luck for exams!

Last edited by hardik221186; 02-04-2012 at 09:19 AM. Reason: say good luck
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Another Mnemonic i made, this time for a patient who passed out. Thanks to DrLTorres and Dr_Levasseur

Passed out (PASS the BLT SANDWICH)
Palpitations
Aura
Shaking (duration)
Spinning/ lightheaded

Bladder, incontinence
Loss of consciousness (duration)
Tongue biting

Speech difficulties
Atraumatic (head trauma)
Numbness
Difficulty breathing
Weakness
Irregular gait
Confusion after the event
Headache
wow thank you for this useful mnemonic! although i was having problems with the A for "atraumatic" and I of "irregular gait"...what i did was change it for Ataxia and Injury (trauma) , like this:

Palpitations
Aura
Shaking (duration)
Spinning/ lightheaded

Bladder, incontinence
Loss of consciousness (duration)
Tongue biting

Speech difficulties
Ataxia
Numbness
Difficulty breathing
Weakness
Injury (trauma)
Confusion after the event
Headache

but once again thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you!!!!! i was having problems with this one, without your mnemonic i could have never done this one!!!!!
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Thank you Dr_Ivo.!

You should consider writing a book of mnemonics..
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Do you have anymore of these useful mnemonics?

This one is great. I had no idea how to apply it until I read a passing out case yesterday.

Thanks.
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wow thank you for this useful mnemonic! although i was having problems with the A for "atraumatic" and I of "irregular gait"...what i did was change it for Ataxia and Injury (trauma) , like this:

Palpitations
Aura
Shaking (duration)
Spinning/ lightheaded

Bladder, incontinence
Loss of consciousness (duration)
Tongue biting

Speech difficulties
Ataxia
Numbness
Difficulty breathing
Weakness
Injury (trauma)
Confusion after the event
Headache

but once again thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you!!!!! i was having problems with this one, without your mnemonic i could have never done this one!!!!!
you can use Abnormal gait instead of Ataxia to avoid using medical terms with the patient
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These are one of the most useful mnemonics and it is very useful to all who's taking their test soon. Thanks to all for sharing this here
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