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by RoyalNurse2010 RoyalNurse2010 (New Member) New Member

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I need to find an easy method of remembering the flow of blood in the heart.

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youtube "Happy Days--'Pump your blood'" song...helped me greatly in A&P

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My take on your question is that you are trying to memorize the blood flow. IT WON'T WORK. LEARN it. You have got to know and understand this. The way the heart moves blood is critical in understanding many many many other things that you will see. Look at what it does, what the sounds pair up with, and LEARN it.

This is about the best advice I can give you. You absolutely have to know and understand this concept. LEARN LEARN LEARN IT.

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draw a box, divided in into 4 and label, RA, RV, LA, RV. And then lable the valves in between.....keep drawing it and going through it over and over.. YOU MUST LEARN THIS!!! Blood goes through the RA, tricuspid valve, pulmonic valve, lungs, LA, mitral, LV, aortic valve, body......

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diane227 has 32 years experience and works as a I am about to embark on a new adventure as a state.

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Just write it down and learn it. Practice it over and over. You absolutely must know this information.

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I agree, just keep re-drawing it all.

The Pumps your Blood song might help some :-)

Pup, pump, pumps your blood

The right atrium's where the process begins,

Where the CO2 blood enters the heart.

Through the tricuspid valve to the right ventricle

The pulmonary artery and lungs.

Once inside the lungs it dumps it carbon dioxide

And picks up its oxygen supply

The it's back to the heart through the pulmonary vein

Through the atrium and left ventricle.

Pump, pump, pumps your blood.

The aortic vavles where the blood leaves the heart

Then it's channeled to the rest of the bod

The arteries, arterioles, and capillaries too

Bring the oxygenated blood to the cells

the tissues and the cells trade of waste and CO2

Which is carried through the venules and the veins

Through the larger vena cava to the atrium and lungs

And we're back to where we started in the heart."

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happy2learn works as a Employed at a Level 1 Trauma Center.

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draw a box, divided in into 4 and label, RA, RV, LA, RV. And then lable the valves in between.....keep drawing it and going through it over and over.. YOU MUST LEARN THIS!!! Blood goes through the RA, tricuspid valve, pulmonic valve, lungs, LA, mitral, LV, aortic valve, body......

My A&P teacher did this box thing and I loved it! It just really made it easy to understand and see, as far as the basics are concerned.

If I could doodle on here, I'd draw it for you. Otherwise OP, if you want, I can scan it and email it to you.

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turnforthenurse has 7 years experience and works as a ER nurse.

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There's really no way to do it except to LEARN it. Knowing the blood flow through the heart is very important!

Study it, draw diagrams if you have to!

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