Complete List of Terms and Definitions for EMS Mnemonics

Terms Definitions
APGAR Appearance
Pulse
Grimace
Activity
Respiration
AVPU Alert
Verbal
Painful
Unresponsive
DCAP-BTLS Deformities
Contusion
Abrasions
Punctures/Penetrations
Burns
Tenderness
Lacerations
Swelling
DOTS Deformities
Open Injuries
Tenderness
Swelling
SAMPLE Signs & Symptoms
Allergies
Medications
Pertinent
Past Medical History
Last Oral Intake
Events leading up to Incident