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hi,everyone here's some study tips to remember! example to remember antianxieties meds,think of smelling leaves not roses, normally we think smelling the roses as a way to relax. In thinking of anti... Read More

  1. by   Cherybaby
    :lol_hitti Now that you told me THAT...it's even funnier and I KNOW I will never forget it now!!!

    "sweet heaven"...I think I will make that my new porn star name! umpiron:

    That's awesome. I hope the nursing students are taking notes!
  2. by   Myxel67
    Quote from leilah75
    i have learned 12 cranial nerves from my nursing instructor a very kinda odd way lol. here's how he made us memorize it.
    Oh-olfactory
    Oh-optic
    Oh=ocuomotor
    to-trochlear
    touch-trigeminal
    and-abducens
    feel a-facial
    very- vestibulocochlear
    good-glossopharyngeal
    victory-vagus
    sweet-spinal accessory
    heaven-hypoglossal

    lol anyways hope that makes sense.
    We used On Old Olympus's Towering Tops A Finn And German Viewed Some Hopps (We called it Audiocochlear or Auditory--can't remember now!)

    You could change it to Various Finns & Germans--or Vagrant Finns etc

    We also used yours, but it wasn't so G rated toward the end!
    Last edit by Myxel67 on Jan 29, '07
  3. by   renri4
    oks! people! here's another memory jogger i can share.....

    Think PLATE to remember key blood components...

    P-plasma
    L-leukocytes
    A- AB antigens
    T-thrombocytes
    E- erythrocytes

    To remember the classic signs of diabetes think of the 3 P'S...

    POLYDIPSIA- (excessive thirst) associate "dip" with dipping for water,as in using a dipper to get water.

    POLYPHAGIA-( excessive hunger) associate "g" with gas in the stomach.

    POLYURIA-( excessive urination) associate "uri' urination

    > These are the key assessment finding of diabetes.

    When dealing with" Deppressive " pt. think COMPARE!

    C-consult with the staff
    O-observe the suicidal pt.
    M-maintain personal contact
    P-provide a safe environment
    A- assess for clues to suicide
    R-remove dangerous objects
    E-encourages expression of feelings

    To assess the postpartum pt. think BUBBLE beer bubbles

    B-breast
    U-uterus
    B-Bowels
    B-bonding
    L-lochia
    E-episiotomy

    thats! all for today... thanks...goodluck! its better to share than to keep it for ur self... :biere:
    Last edit by renri4 on Jan 29, '07
  4. by   loryn
    i what to share this also for glaucoma...

    C- close angle glaucoma
    H- halo vision
    O- open angle glaucoma
    P- peripheral vision loss/ tunnel vision

    H is symptom for Close angle and P is for Open angle
  5. by   renri4
    here's some tips to add!

    To remember the clinical findings associated w/UTI think urinary tract is full of infection;
    LOOK FOR;

    F-frequent urge to void
    U-urine that is foul smelling and cloudy
    L-low grade fever
    L-lethargy

    When a child has a cyanotic heart defect,check for the
    "4'C's"

    C-cyanosis,especially increasing with crying
    C-crabbiness or irritability
    C-clubbing of digits
    C-crouching or squating,which increase systemic venous return,shunt blood from extremeties to the head and trunk and decrease cyanosis

    hope these tips will add and our memory bank!
    :smiletea2: goodluck!
    Last edit by renri4 on Feb 5, '07
  6. by   thenurse2006
    [quote=2b_usrn;2041657]cool....alrighty, lemme share mine.. for the 12 Cranial nerve ACTIONS, here it goes.
    "SOME SAYS MAKE MONEY BUT MY BROTHER SAYS BIG BOOBS MAKES MONEY"

    S - SENSORY, M-MOTOR, B-BOTH S&M.

    so.. the 12 CN will be..

    O - SOME
    O - SAYS
    O - MAKE
    T - MONEY
    T- BUT
    V - MY
    F - BROTHER
    A - SAYS
    G - BIG
    V - BOOBS
    A - MAKES
    H - MONEY
    Eh,2bRNUS ,my mind is completely depleted of good cells! because I dont get it!pls explain.....................
  7. by   West_Coast_Ken
    Quote from renri4
    Remember;

    P=pull the pin
    A=aim the base of the fire
    S=squeeze the trigger
    S= sweep back and forth
    Oh, wow. When I first read this, the bold letters stood out and I didn't notice the context and thought you were talking about me and my Stainless Steel HK-45. :roll
  8. by   renri4
    Quote from West_Coast_Ken
    Oh, wow. When I first read this, the bold letters stood out and I didn't notice the context and thought you were talking about me and my Stainless Steel HK-45. :roll


    lol:roll
    Last edit by renri4 on Feb 9, '07
  9. by   RNismycalling
    Okay guys found this great way of remembering the cranial nerves, courtesy of Sylvia Rayfield's :Nursing made incrediby easy" As you repeat those, do the motion and it will help you remember what each cranial nerve does:

    3-4-6 Make your eyes do tricks (help move your eyes)
    7 Accross your face (facial movements)
    8 Fits nicely in your ears (help you hear)
    9 -10 Under your chin (help with swallowing)
    11 shrug your shoulders (help with back muscles)
    12 stick out your tongue (that is just what is does)
  10. by   jessi.rn
    Thanks these are fantastic, will be using these to help me PASS!:roll :roll :roll
  11. by   missiejones
    wow thanks!!! really nice, please post more
  12. by   renri4
    Here's some tips to add!

    ASSESSTMENT FOR ' HYPOCALCEMIA'

    C=convulsion
    A=arythmias
    T=tetany
    S=spasm and stridor

    "HYPERNATREMIA"

    S=skin flushed ( fever)
    A=agitation
    L=low grade fever
    T=thirst

    also;
    F=fever (low grade) flushed skin
    R=restless ,irritable
    I= increased fluid retention,increased BP
    E= edema
    D= decreased urinary output

    "HYPONATREMIA"

    S=stupor/coma
    A=anorexia,n/v
    L=lethargy
    T=tendon reflex decreased

    also,
    L= limp muscle(weakness)
    O=orthostatic hypotension
    S=seizure/headache
    S=stomach cramping

    "HYPERKALEMIA"
    M=medication(ACE inhibitors,NSAIDS)
    A=acidosis(metabolic,respiratory0
    C=cellular destruction(burns,traumatic injury)
    H=hypoaldosteron,hemolysis
    I= intake -excessive
    N=nephrons,renal failure
    E=excretion impaired

    :typing please add more short cut study tip!
    Last edit by renri4 on Feb 26, '07
  13. by   janrette
    very good tips indeed!!
    post more...:spin:

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