Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Status Epilepticus mnemonic

The drugs and the order in which they are used.
"Pam is funny and has a barbie."

Diazepam rectal 0.2 mg/kg
Or lorazepam 0.1 mg/kg at 2 mg/min
Phenytoin 20 mg/kg at 50 mg/min
Or fosphenytoin 20 mg/kg at 150 mg/min
Phenobarbital 20 mg/kg at 50 mg/min
For the doses:
Remember 0.2 mg/kg Diazepam at 1 mg/min.
Switch numbers if you are using Lorazepam, that is, 0.1 mg/kg at 2 mg/min.
Then 2 becomes 20 for Phenytoin. The rate is  50 mg/min. 
Fosphenytoin at thrice the rate.
And it is the same as Phenytoin for Phenobarbital.
That's all.
I hope it helped ya'll.


  1. You nailed it , fantastic mnemonic , hard to forget lol, Doctor nakiya

  2. This is too good ma'am 👍 ...
    Keep it up..!!

  3. Pam is Pheny(funny) magar Na Leve Barbie Dol. {lorazePAM, PHENYtoin, NA valproate, LEVEtiracetam, phenoBARBItone, miDazOLam,}

  4. For dose of PhenyTOin and fosphenyTOin- TO can written as 20 ( mg/ kg)
    Same in PhenobarbiTOne - 20 mg
    Diazepam - Di means 2 - so 0.2 mg
    Hope it helps


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