hello i had posted this yesterday evening and it was errased. so i decided to ask again. i have trouble remembering lab values. if anyone has any suggestions on how to remember them it would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
also thanks mauxtav8r for replying they were really good ways to remember them. i'll put it back here so people can read them. it was awesome thanks.
here's a couple.
ph 7.35-7.45. this is a good one to start with, because a couple of
others are "35-45". i visualize the litmus paper and remember acid is
under 7, base is over.
so then pco2 is 35-45.
then na++ is 135-145.
ok, that't it for the 35-45 crew. bicarb is 22-26. a friend told me "i
couldn't drink bacardi until i was 21" bicarb at 22-26. that was just
enough to get me to remember it.
calcium. what do 8 to 10 year olds drink? milk. ca++ is 8-10.
potassium. what do 3 and a half to 5 year olds eat? bananas. k++ is
bun. how wide is my rear, 10 inches or 20 (or more)? bun level is
i hope this helps.