Published Jan 15, 2003
i have been taking practice exams and find that i dont really know my lab values.. and i cant find a way to keep them in my memory.. or keep htem straight
any ideas or things that help YOU remember?
RNIAM, BSN, RN
For me it's jsut a case of memorizing them. maybe you can associate the numbers with number you already know? Good luck anyways
I memorized the set of values in order from lowest to highest. This was the only technique I could think of. Memorizing numbers bites, I usually just have to drill them into my head over and over. :)
FYI..when l took my boards, l had tons of lab value questions. not just ranges, but assessment and indications, relationship to what drugs might be rx'd...you name it.....
Memorization worked best for me too, and the more you use them, the easier they are to remember
I made myself lil tests.. where I would have the lab, and then I filled out the value.. I did it OVER and OVER until I could spit them out.. It worked for me :)
one thing that I use to remember is for K
Mrs, Potassiums kindergarten class has 3 and a half to 5 year olds.
dont know why, that just stuck in my head.
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