remembering lab values r.o

  1. Any sayings that help you remember lab values? Here are a few I use:

    I eat 3 1/2 to 5 Banana's daily (K)
    8-10 years old milk (Ca)
    If you eat cinnamon BUNs you will gain 10-30 lbs. (BUN)
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   arrie
    Love it! Do you have any more??
  4. by   jbedwards
    you have to be 13-21 to shoot a gun (mag [lol, a gun]): levels are 1.3-2.1
  5. by   savinglives101
    Chloride sounds kinda like chlorine and chlorine is in swimming pool, so usually you'd go swimming at 96-106 degree weather
  6. by   JasonKa
    these are pretty good
  7. by   Lola Lou
    This may be stretching it but it helped me...

    Hemoglobin normal value is 12-18 (that's the low end for female and high end for male). So I focus on the MO in heMOglobin and think that kids 12-18 tend to MO( or mow) lawns for money.
  8. by   smurfynursey
    I think of lab values as money. It really helps when you are explaining things to patients

    (ie, you want 12 dollars and you have $11.50)
  9. by   Mesiam
    these are great!
  10. by   Dpadilla
    Just a question about the title of your topic ...what is r.o?

    Calcium is good for your bones, such as your teeth. When a cute guy has nice teeth, you'll rate him a 8.5 to 10.5 MG/L if the scale was 1-10...lol


    LITHIUM IS 0.8-1.5
    15 minus 8 =7
    There are 7 letters in the word "lithium"
  11. by   Nursebetty2007
    Thanks I couldn't memorize mag or chloride for anything!!! What about for phosphorus?
  12. by   Karmatism
    I don't have any cute tricks to remember but I memorized mine by putting them all on a hot pink index card and keeping it in my car. It catches my attention all the time when I'm sitting in traffic or something. It only takes a minute or two to read the whole thing and I've done it do many times, they finally just stuck.
  13. by   littlestbird
    2.4 - 4.4 phos4us
    I read 1.5-2.5 MAGazines in a doctor's waiting room
    Ca++ is a little more than 7-11, in a pinch you can run to 7-11 for milk, but it'll cost a little more

    Anyone have something for coag studies (aPTT, PT, INR)
  14. by   PayitForwardHolistic
    Quote from RNDGRN
    This may be stretching it but it helped me...

    Hemoglobin normal value is 12-18 (that's the low end for female and high end for male). So I focus on the MO in heMOglobin and think that kids 12-18 tend to MO( or mow) lawns for money.
    The only thing I would add would be kids mow lawns for money from ages 11-16. (bc when they turn 16 they can drive and get a different job)...Normal Hgb levels for child= 11-16


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