Mnemonics Question

  1. I just started the vocational nursing program this past week & I have a question about mnemonics. Has anyone heard of SMART? If so, please let me know what it stands for. TIA.
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  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses.

    I've heard of it but can't think right now. Hopefully someone will come along who knows. Good luck in school.
  4. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from sports2245
    I just started the vocational nursing program this past week & I have a question about mnemonics. Has anyone heard of SMART? If so, please let me know what it stands for. TIA.
    I started a mneumonics thread on the student board last summer; this was on it! It's for Parkinson's symptoms:

    SMART:
    Shuffling gait
    Mask-like face
    Akinesia
    Rigidity
    Tremor
  5. by   In_Chantress
    There are many different variations so the correct answer must correlate with the context of your class. However, one possibility is when writing nursing care plans; the outcomes must always be SMART:

    S Specific
    M Measurable
    A Attainable
    R Relevant
    T Time-bound

    For example, instead of writing “the patient will have little or no pain” as an outcome, it is SMART to phrase it like this: “The patient will report pain at 3 or less on a 0-10 scale within 1 hour after analgesic medication has been administered."

    T.
  6. by   ooper3076
    Yeah...its for nursing care plans.
    S- specific
    M- measurable
    A- achievable
    R- realistic
    T- time

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