Heart Failure Treatment Acronyms

Medications don’t cure people. Acronyms do.

Well, maybe medications do a little bit.

Maybe.

Anyway, here’s how to remember how to treat acute heart failure in an examination setting.

LMNOP

  • Lasix
  • Morphine
  • Nitrates
  • Oxygen
  • Position

POND

  • Position and positive pressure ventilation
  • Oxygen
  • Nitrates
  • Diuretics

References

  1. SOCMOB Blog. (2017). Evidence Based Management of Acute Heart Failure: Forget LMNOP, think POND! – SOCMOB Blog. [online] Available at: http://socmob.org/2013/04/evidence-based-management-of-acute-heart-failure-forget-lmnop-think-pond/ [Accessed 24 Dec. 2017].
  2. Time of Care. (2017). LMNOP – For Congestion in Acute Decompensated Hear Failure. [online] Available at: https://www.timeofcare.com/lmnop-for-congestion-in-acute-decompensated-hear-failure/ [Accessed 24 Dec. 2017].
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