How does blood flow through the heart? Do you know? - page 3

I have a close friend, who just started nursing school. She was talking about how it is so fast paced for her, and the feeling of metal diarrhea. She posed the question of how blood flows through the... Read More

  1. by   HyperTension
    Quote from tri-rn
    Haha, my hubby came up with a really dirty mnemonic for the CNs, wish I could remember it it was hysterical! Most of my class used it

    I'll start it with this... Oh, Oh, Oh, To Touch And Feel...... First year ED residents are good for something..



    On a different note... thats what keeps me involved in medicine and nursing (focal to Critical Care / ED for me). There is always something to learn, and it's constantly evolving, and you have a chance to make a difference "almost" every day you work. Nobody knows everything, despite certain individuals most sincere desire to appear so. Smart nurses (and others) know this, and use it as a strength.


    Noooooo... SaraO beat me to it....
  2. by   Perpetual Student
    Also, mnemonics really do not help me. They just make things worse unless they're VERY obvious. I have an easier time just trying to memorize what I need to know than some gibberish statement. Acronyms are helpful though. Does anyone else find that mnemonics just cause more confusion?
  3. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from Perpetual Student
    Also, mnemonics really do not help me. They just make things worse unless they're VERY obvious. I have an easier time just trying to memorize what I need to know than some gibberish statement. Acronyms are helpful though. Does anyone else find that mnemonics just cause more confusion?
    They don't help me much either. I do better with trying to connect the information to something I know already. I'm lousy at memorization, but if I understand something I can remember it forever.
  4. by   KY RN
    Toilet Paper My A** - triscupid, pulmonic, mitral , aortic valves
  5. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from KY RN
    Toilet Paper My A** - triscupid, pulmonic, mitral , aortic valves
    LOL!!! That's hilarious!! I'm taking a midterm in Med-Surge II on Tuesday that covers cardiac. I suspect I'll have a goofy grin on my face on any valve questions thanks to remembering that!

    Thanks for the grin!
  6. by   ghillbert
    Quote from KY RN
    Toilet Paper My A** - triscupid, pulmonic, mitral , aortic valves
    I always remember cardiac cause I work in that area, but I still remember learning what heart sounds I'm listening to on the chest from left to right: All Patients Trust Me
  7. by   feisty
    A lady in my class made up facial movements, etc. to go along with the CN mnemonic On Old Olympus...... I was hilarious to watch her go through it because it would make you think of a comedy about an umpire signaling a pitcher in a baseball game. I must say that it was very effective in helping you remember the functions for testing purposes.
  8. by   emtb2rn
    I never forget anything, ever.

    Uh, what was the question again?
  9. by   Siddhartha
    It is the truly intelligent person that knows where to go for the information needed. Nursing school was shotgun info. Yes I read all 5 bazillion pages assigned to me and no i dont remember it all, but i am familiar with it and have collected the resources around me to investigate when i need mental backup. It is funny the things we can recall from 15 years ago in nursing school...."On Old Olympus Towering Top A Fat Arsed...." You get the picture. Cranial nerves 101...LOLOLOLOL

    Peace
  10. by   Whispera
    Here's where anatomy class pays off. I can't remember long detailed information about how things work, if they're just words. They have to make sense to me. So, for how the blood flows, I imagine the inside of the heart with all its parts, and picture how the blood flows.
  11. by   southernbeegirl
    Quote from emtb2rn
    I never forget anything, ever.

    Uh, what was the question again?
    it was something about toilet paper
  12. by   KungFuFtr
    Quote from Dream_Nurse2b
    I have a close friend, who just started nursing school. She was talking about how it is so fast paced for her, and the feeling of metal diarrhea. She posed the question of how blood flows through the heart to me, so I answered

    That was a mouthful. Anyway, she laughed and asked how could I remember something like that when there is so much more to know. And I really didn't have an answer.

    So now, I'm asking you. How do you all remember those things that are at the foundation, when there is so much more for us to know? Is it just natural, have you forgotten a lot, or what? And, do you know how blood flows through the heart?

    Wow you're a pretty good friend to do all this work to help your "friend".
    You can refer her to www.allnurses.com for further help.
    In regards to remembering things. If you are constantly using this information you'll most likely easily remember it because it's used so often. Regardless, if the information is something you use regularly or not...you should have some sort of reference to fall back on. The internet, drug guides, palm pilot or those little flip books tailored to a specialty.

    To the other poster involving cranial nerves:
    Oh, oh, oh to touch and feel a girls v*****...sweet heaven!

    Some say marry money, but my brother says big b**** matter more (S=sensory nerve, M=motor nerve, B=both)
  13. by   psychonaut
    Look at my vagina

    Lorazepam=Ativan
    Midazolam=Versed

    Made up by yours truly 'cause I kept getting them mixed up, and since the concentrations of each differ (amongst other things, of course), I wanted to be able to "translate" on the spot.

    Purposefully scatological for improved retention.

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