Monday, October 22, 2018

AMPLE in Trauma

Q: What does AMPLE stand for in Trauma?

Answer:  AMPLE is the mnemonic to the standard trauma history 

  • Allergies 
  • Medications (particularly anti-coagulants) 
  • Past history 
  • Last meal 
  • Events

AMPLE has also been taught as SAMPLE by the addition of signs and symptoms at the beginning of the mnemonic.



1. Ed Dickinson; Dan Limmer; O'Keefe, Michael F.; Grant, Harvey D.; Bob Murray (2008). Emergency Care (11th Edition).  Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice Hall. p. 242. 

2.  Marx, J (2010). Rosen's emergency medicine: concepts and clinical practice 7th edition. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier. p. 267.

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