Medical Terminology

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    WHEN I WAS IN NURSING SCHOOL I WOULD TAPE POSTERS WITH MED TERMS &DEFINITIONS IN THE BATHROOM & KITCHEN.THAT WAY YOU SEE THEM EVEN WHEN YOU AREN'T TRYING.PLK
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    I am In the Pre-LPN program and we have 15 exams in 16wks of class w/ 2 chapters a week and I am having a fit trying to remember medical terms. I was wondering if anyone has any hints are suggestions on how to remember them.
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    I LOVE Med Term. and what helps ALOT for me is to watch medical shows...any and all surgery,childerns hospital,ER,Trauma shows you can. Its nice also when you hear it you know what it is and most likely why they are doing it.
    Good Luck

    Shannon
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    Good luck in your schooling. I have found that if you don't use the medical terminology, you forget what it means real fast. I like the idea of taping up posters of the words, but also try to use the terms in sentences while you study them. I work in CV-ICU, and when I recently saw the abbreviation "TAH" for a middle aged woman, I was surprised because in my unit that means "total artificial heart"- which she didn't have. Later I found out it meant "total abdominal hysterectomy"-- but that is a term we don't use in my area very often. So med terms are one of those "use it or lose it" things; if you want to remember things, you need to use them correctly.


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