Quick Med Memory Fun

  1. So, I'm studying for NCLEX (tomorrow is the big day!) and came up with a few sorta dumb med memory tricks that might help you all out (and it will help me memorize them by talking about it!--so, win-win!!!)

    Going by the med ending (and few are inappropriate).

    -afil... You won't be a-fillin anything with erectile dysfunction.

    -azole... It would suck to have fungus in the a-zole.

    -barbital.... I had a clinical instructor named Barb and she knew it all...soooo "Barb knew it all, and know it alls are depressing. (CNS Depressants)

    -etine (SSRI).."my mood feels e-tinee bit better"

    -lol....LOLs block to lower blood pressure (so, like a beta blocker...a good laugh...good mood=better blood pressure) Just an FYI, nothing to do with antidepressants, just blood pressure.

    -oxin...can't really share this in words, but I drew an ox laying on it's back with a tongue sticking it...because, "the ox is in heart failure".

    -april...April lowers your blood pressure.

    -Tidine (H2)..."to dine is to eat without pain".

    -Triptan "I trip to tan, not get headaches".
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  3. by   cjdmomma
    LOL! Cute, thanks!
  4. by   classicdame
    CJDmomma: LOL = betablockers
  5. by   cjdmomma
    and as my cohort learned in clinical... when asked what does a beta blocker do? "blocks beta" is not a correct answer.... and will only get a smile once.
  6. by   cjdmomma
    How did your test go, OP?
  7. by   melmacrn
    If the Pearsonvue trick is accurate, I PASSED :-) I couldn't enter my credit card information because I got the "good" pop up. I had 230 questions and it took me four hours. I'm pretty sure I left the building feeling the absolute worst I've ever felt about myself and started crying as soon as I saw my husband. I thought I was going to throw up when I was checking Pearson's website. Not ONE of these meds were on my test, lol. Just a bunch I had never heard of! Oh well, glad it's over and with good results. :-)
  8. by   Cristine888
    Wow!Congrats!! please advise me what should I need to study to pass the test?
  9. by   hopeful4
    Congrats!! Please share some tips on what to study for.....and what you used to study? Im taking mine in 2 weeks and sooo super nervous and feel so unprepared. The ones that get me are priority questions....Ahhhh!!! Thanks and im sure your an RN now!!!! yeah!!
  10. by   EGVnurse
    We would write "LOL" and draw a baby's face inside the "O."
    Baby beta is blocked in!
  11. by   cjdmomma
    YAY!!!! I am so happy for you!!! WHOO HOO! do tell what you used to study.
  12. by   melmacrn
    I'm so sorry I didn't reply sooner!!! Thank you or the congrats! I used Saunders and ATI. My class did an NCLEX review through ATI and we got an NCLEX essentials review book. My advice is to really focus on complications and how to fix/avoid them. Also, expect there to be content on subjects you've never heard of. Last, just because you feel like you failed the test when you leave does not mean you failed it. :-) I haven't talked to anyone that didn't 100 percent think they failed when the test turned off--but they all passed.

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