A cute way to remember some lab values.

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    K+ 3.5 – 5
    Ca+ 4.5.- 5
    Mg 1.5-2.5
    Phos 1.8-2.6
    Na+ 135-145
    Cl 95-105
    Crt .5-1.2
    BUN 10-20
    PTT 60-70 or 1 ½ times higher if on Heparin
    PT 11.0 - 12.5 or 2.o -3.5 times higher if on coumadin
    INR 2.0-3.5 for coumadin
    WBC 5-10
    RBC 5
    HCT 40
    Hgb 15
    pH 7.35-7.45 (40)
    co2 35-35


    On vacation I -
    Ate 4 bananas with 5 glasses of milk, read 2 magazines about 2 fossils.
    Spent $140 on Napkins and a $100 on Clear heals.
    Did 15 BUN exercises and drank 1 Creatine shake .
    Met, 3 Idiots , 11 Pets and 65 Hunks.


    Ate 4 bananas (K+ found in bananas) with 5 glasses of milk (ca+ found in milk), read 2 magazines (magnesium) about 2 fossils (phosphorus).
    Spent $140 on Napkins (Na+)and a $100 on Clear heals. (Cl)
    Did 15 BUN exercises and drank 1 Creatine shake (Creatinine) .
    Met, 3 Idiots (I for INR),
    11 Pets ( P is for PT) and 65 Hunks. (H is for heparin’s PTT
    Chiclet396, emlam, sirwin1970, and 12 others like this.
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    lol
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    cute!
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    I LOVED WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THESE LAB VALUES. i'M JUST STARTING MY FIRST SEMESTER OF NURSING, AND THAT WOULD BE GREAT FOR ME!! THANKS!!
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    I don't get it? Is it just me?
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    lol, no...it's not just you. I don't get it either....

    Can you clarify how the bananas (K+), etc. tie in with the actual lab values (#s)?

    ~J
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    Wow Thats Great. Lab Values Were Really Hard For Me
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    I feel really stupid, because I don't get it either! :imbar
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    By the time I memorize the words I could memorize the lab values!

    The lab values are on all lab sheet reports; the KEY is knowing WHY the lab values are up or down.
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    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    I don't get it? Is it just me?
    Nope. I'm just as lost.


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