Mnemonics and Memory Aids - page 8

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    Thank you everyone for this mnemonic thread. It is really very useful.

    Like BrandAidMaid, I would love to know something in Pharm. For instance someone mentioned about Cholinergic drugs and beta adrenergics, that was so good.
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    Assess for treatable causes of changes in cognition and behavior. The mnemonic DEMENTIA can be used to remember potential causes:
    • D: Drugs and alcohol—including over-the-counter drugs
    • E: Eyes and ears—disorientation due to visual/auditory distortion
    • M: Medical disorders—e.g., diabetes, hypothyroidism
    • E: Emotional and psychological disturbances—e.g., mood or paranoid disorders
    • N: Neurological disorders—e.g., multiinfarct dementia
    • T: Tumors and trauma
    • I: Infections—e.g., urinary tract or upper respiratory tract
    • A: Arteriosclerosis—leading to heart failure, insufficient blood supply to heart and brain, and confusion
    http://www1.us.elsevierhealth.com/Evolve/Ackley/NDH7e/Constructor
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    http://www.scribd.com/doc/19829/Medi...idney+mnemonic

    has med-surg mneumonics to die for (poor choice of words there!) at the link above, including pharm ones. Good stuff!

    ~Nita Mc.
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    Another excellent site with medical mnemonics:
    http://extremish.com
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    any endocrine help??
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    do you know of one for the head-to-toe assessement thats starts off like Nine Rowdy Cowboys.... Just wondering!
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    One for where to put the leads for tele

    white on the right- snow over grass,
    fire over smoke, and
    chocolate over the heart

    If anyone that is a student has trouble remembering water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins one mnemomic is
    Take your birth control with water--- Vitamins B & C are water-soluble the rest are fat-soluble

    Hope it helps if I can think of any more, I'll post them
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    Quote from Waitsbn
    One for where to put the leads for tele

    white on the right- snow over grass,
    fire over smoke, and
    chocolate over the heart

    If anyone that is a student has trouble remembering water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins one mnemomic is
    Take your birth control with water--- Vitamins B & C are water-soluble the rest are fat-soluble

    Hope it helps if I can think of any more, I'll post them

    This may be a stupid question to some but as I kept seeing this mnemonic i kept wondering, is that our right or the pts right? Thanks!
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    Patient's right!
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    Quote from princess_g63
    these are very helpful thanks!!! does anyone have anything helpful about ABGs fluid and electrolytes we have alot of info covered in a small time on test tues anything would be appreciated... have a good one!!!!
    Try these:
    Nursing Care of Clients with Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid-Base Balance
    Tired Student Nurses

    Good luck!
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