Mnemonics and Memory Aids - page 6

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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 - Hypoaldosteronism, hemolysis... Read More


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    diabetes

    hot and [color="olive"]dry : sugar high

    cold and clammy need some candy
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    Thank you all so much!
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    This is an AWESOME thread!
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    Quote from lady_unleashed
    12 Cranial Nerve
    On old olympus's treeless top a Finn and a German viewed a hop
    olfactory
    optic
    oculomotor
    trochlear
    trigeminal opthalmic branch, maxillary, mandibular branch
    abducens
    facial
    auditory
    glossopharyngeal
    vagus
    accessory
    hypoglossal

    hope it can help!
    Huh. That's funny, I learned it slightly differently. "On Old Olympus's Towering Tops A Fin And German Viewed Some Hops"

    olfactory
    optic
    oculomotor
    trochlear
    trigeminal opthalmic branch, maxillary, mandibular branch
    abducens
    facial
    auditory
    glossopharyngeal
    vagus
    spinal-accessory
    hypoglossal

    Not that it makes much difference. lol
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    somebody have the meaning of the mnemonics METHODS
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    Heres one I learned about EKG

    Snow over Grass- white over green
    smoke over fire- black over red
    and ground in the middle- brown
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    thanks all with respect:typing
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    I finally know what METHODS mean sheesh...

    M-edicine
    E-xercise
    T-reatment
    H-ealth Teaching
    O-ut patient follow-up or check-up
    D-iet
    S-ex(sexual activity)
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    Anyone have any ideas for childhood imms?
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    i have a good one my med/surg professor taught me for quickly telling whether you have an acid base problem that is metabolic or respiratory.
    the first thing you do is glance at the number for the ph; from that you determine if it the body is in acidosis or alkalosis. from there you think elevators or see-saws.
    for this mnemonic, you assume that all elevators go in the same direction.
    if it is a metabolic acid-base problem, you have elevators. the ph, bicarb, and co2 levels will all be going in the same direction (assuming you have partial compensation with the co2).
    if it is a resp. acid-base problem, you will have see-saws, and the co2 and bicarb levels will go high when the ph goes low and low when the ph goes high (assuming you have partial compensation with the bicarb).
    it sounds complex, but it really works. all you have to do is remember elevators and see-saws -- from there you have metabolic and resp. acid/base down quickly and easily!
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