Useful Acronyms for Facilitators and Students

 

Some acronyms you may want to share with your group analogies and acronyms are powerful learning tools because of the way our brain works (see Brain Based Pedagogy at our FD website http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/fd/Brain%20Seminar%20Handout1.pdf). 

 

Acronym Description

 

ROPES For aspects of group dynamics:

Risk, Openness, Participation, Experience, Sensitivity.

 

SPERO For facilitating group discussions:

Sensitivity, Participation, Experience, Risk, Openness

 

HOPI For taking a patient history of the present illness:

History Of Present Illness.

 

COD2IERS For inquiries on present illness:

Chronology, Onset, Description/Duration, Intensity, Exacerbation, Remission, Social/psychological.

 

PMH For inquiries on past medical history:

Past Medical History

 

MMASH For inquiries on specific PMH.

Medical Illnesses, Medications, Allergies, Surgeries, Hospitalizations

 

P2QRSTU For information on complaints associated with pain:

Provoke/Palliate, Quality, Region/radiation, Severity, Temporal properties, Unusual Correlates

 

"VINDICATE+P" For identifying causal categories across body systems:

Vascular, Inflammatory/infectious, Neoplastic, Degenerative, Intoxication/toxic, Congenital, Allergic/autoimmune,

Traumatic, Endocrine/metabolic, and Psychosomatic

 

Source: Student Handbook (pp. 13, 17-18, 20, 29-31) by J. Curry, 1991, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University.