Mnemonics and Memory Aids - page 3
The HYPERKALEMIA "Machine" - Causes of Increased Serum K+ M - Medications - ACE inhibitors, NSAIDS A - Acidosis - Metabolic and respiratory C - Cellular destruction - Burns, traumatic injury H... Read More
Jul 9, '06Quote from Kristi LeeCould someone please explain? Thanks!I used this one to remember for Respiratory and metabolic acid/alk labs
ROME RO-respiratory opposite ME metabolic equal
Jul 9, '06R Respiratory
ph > PCO2 < Alkalosis
ph < PCO2 > Acidosis
ph> HCO3 > Alkalosis
ph< HC03 < Acidosis
Hope this helps to explain . Also if it is a repiratory problem co2 levels are going to be off and if it is a metabolic problem you HCO3 levels are going to be off.
Jul 9, '06Thanks, Kristi!
Definitely helps--I'm making index cards on some of these to help me prepare for NCLEX.
Jul 13, '06I just started a thread exactly like this one on the General Student board! LOL.....well, can definitely use one THERE, too.
Anyway, since NCLEXers are looking here:
MONA - Immediate tx of MI:
M - Morphine sulfate
O - Oxygen
N - Nitroglycerin
A - ASA
UNLOAD FAST - Treatment of CHF:
U - Sit Upright
N - Nitro
L - Lasix
O - Oxygen
A - Aminophylline
D - Digoxin
F - Fluids- decrease
A - Afterload - decrease
S - Sodium - decrease
T - Tests: dig level, ABG, K+
Canes - Assistive devices:
C - Cane
O - Opposite
A - Affected
L - LegLast edit by Joe V on Feb 6, '17
Jul 13, '06Signs of a Cholinergic Crisis, think SLUD:
Memory Trick:Need to remember which kind of beta blocker has which action?
B1 Blocks the heart (you have only one heart)
B2 Blocks the lungs (you have two lungs)
Sep 29, '06Quote from RNin2007is it the risk factors of gallstones?4 F's...
and fair refers to what ?
Sep 29, '06Quote from coffeekatLight-skinned Caucasian, usually with blonde or red hair, blue eyesis it the risk factors of gallstones?
and fair refers to what ?
Oct 10, '06CRAINIAL NERVES. im pretty sure most of you heard of these.
I Olfactory -Oh -Sensory -Some
II Optic- Oh -Sensory -Say
III Occulomotor -Oh -Motor -Mary
IV Trochlear -To -Motor -Money
V Trigeminal -Touch -Both -But
VI Abducens -And -Motor -My
VII Facial -Feel -Both -Brother
VIII Acoustic (vestoblochlear) -A -Sensory -Says
IX Glosopharyngeal -Green -Both -Bad
X Vagus -Veggie -Both -Business
XI Spinal Accessory- Soon At -Motor -Mary
XII Hypoglosal -Harvest- Motor -Money
Oh oh oh to touch and feel a green veggie soon at harvest
sensory sensory motor motor both motor both sensory both both motor motorLast edit by VRN-RN on Feb 3, '07
Oct 10, '06Quote from moonshadeauI learned byI always had a hard time with this one, so I came up with my own related to experience.
First there is snow(white), then mud season (brown), and the grass comes out (green obviously).
As for the left side, I try to remember that financially that it is always better to be in the black, than in the red (financially).
That is how I remember it anway.
White on the right
Clouds over grass (white over green)
Smoke over fire (black over red)
and poop in the middle (brown)
Oct 10, '06Quote from Nessa20CRAINIAL NERVES. im pretty sure most of you heard of these.
I Olfactory Oh Sensory Some
II Optic Oh Sensory Say
III Occulomotor Oh Motor Mary
IV Trochlear To Motor Money
V Trigeminal Touch Both But
VI Abducens And Motor My
VII Facial Feel Both Brother
VIII Acoustic (vestoblochlear) A Sensory Says
IX Glosopharyngeal Green Both Bad
X Vagus Veggie Both Business
XI Spinal Accessory Soon At Motor Mary
XII Hypoglosal Harvest Motor Money
(doesn't make sense but somehow I have remembered it for years!)
Oct 15, '06Quote from mopnglo42Another way to remember the eyes is:Trouble figuring out which eye is which?
OS is left eye
OD is the right eye
You can remember which one is the right eye (OD), because you can make the D into an R - You just have to draw to stick legs on the bottom of the D. Write it down on paper, you'll see what I mean (it's hard to show you when all I can do is type)
You look OUt with Both eyes.
Take the Right dose so you won't OD [overdose].
The only one that is Left is OS.
- Both eyes=OU, Right eye=OD, Left eye=OS.
Works for me
Oct 28, '06Still figuring out my direction in life I guess But hey you can help me when I take it!!!