remembering lab values r.o

  1. 9 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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    From 'florida'; Joined May '12; Posts: 218; Likes: 79.

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  4. Visit  arrie profile page
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    Love it! Do you have any more??
  5. Visit  jbedwards profile page
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    you have to be 13-21 to shoot a gun (mag [lol, a gun]): levels are 1.3-2.1
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  6. Visit  savinglives101 profile page
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    Chloride sounds kinda like chlorine and chlorine is in swimming pool, so usually you'd go swimming at 96-106 degree weather
  7. Visit  JasonKa profile page
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    these are pretty good
  8. Visit  Lola Lou profile page
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    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.
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  9. Visit  smurfynursey profile page
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    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)
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  10. Visit  Mesiam profile page
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    these are great!
  11. Visit  Dpadilla profile page
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    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"
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  12. Visit  samantha2174 profile page
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    Thanks I couldn't memorize mag or chloride for anything!!! What about for phosphorus?
  13. Visit  Karmatism profile page
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    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.
  14. Visit  littlestbird profile page
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    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)
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  15. Visit  PayitForwardHolistic profile page
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    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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