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hi,everyone here's some study tips to remember! example to remember antianxieties meds,think of smelling leaves not roses, normally we think smelling the roses as a way to relax. In thinking of anti... Read More


    I wish I had seen them earlier. Take the test on Friday. Will use what I can.

  2. by   ohmeowzer RN
    does anyone have an short cuts in prioriting which pt to see first? like air way breathing circulation? i get so mixed up on who to see first? i get mixed up easliy and then freeze. any suggestions?
  3. by   binanlaguna
    for remembering laboratory needed for heparin and coumadin

    he PAR in = PAR-tial tissue thromboplastin = aPTT

    so coumadin will be PT.

    before, i always interchange these lab values, so i devised a way to remember it. On my luck these helps me, on my examination day my first question is.

    A patient with DVT and is on Heparin therapy, asking for plan of care. One of the choices stated "To monitor for the prothrombin time" i already eliminated it as one of my answer choice using my devised technique.

    other choices , "To ambulate the patient" the other one " To assess for ecchymosis" the last one i forgot but it is implementation answer. Using the Assessment versus Implementation Strategy of Kaplan. I choose the answer assess for Ecchymosis
  4. by   BlaineCM
    These helped me during pathophysiology exams:

    I ate three five inch bananas (potassium 3-5)
    The pool was 100 ft give or take 5 (chlorine 95-105)
    When you are young, you glow (hemoglobin lower than hematocrit)
    hematocrit higher (old and decrepit)
    for heparin you monitor PTT (when lower case the two t's make an H for heparin)
    magnum condoms are for 18-24 year olds (magnesium 18-24)
    when you are 8-10 calcium is important (calcium 8-10)
    triphosphate (phosphorus 2-4: three is in the middle)
  5. by   binanlaguna
    @ kizzykatlove

    first thing when you encounter prioritization think first the
    A= irway
    B= reathing
    C= irculation

    if there are no problems with ABC, then use the MASLOW.
    always eliminate pain, in NCLEX pain is just a psychosocial needs, and if you are choosing betweem psychosocial needs and physiological on answer choices, using the maslow, physiological needs first.
  6. by   climbingMaslow
    This is so cheesy, but I remember that Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker buy thinking "Vera! Pour the milk!"

    I guess the point we all realize is that the more stupid the neumonic, the greater the chance it'll help us! :-)
  7. by   ohmeowzer RN
    thank you so much for the tip on prioritization.. that helps and i love your tip on heparin .. i noticed the key word in your question was plan of care and not test .. i can see where ecchymosis is the correct answer... you are all so smart and i love all the tips .. keep them coming.. i love them all
  8. by   renri4
  9. by   igmirnor
    Hi I got the following on allnurses....hope it helps!!!
    Quick way to determine Respiratory Metabolic Acidosis Alkalosis
    oMemorize PH of blood (7.35 - 7.45)
    oNow remember the numbers 35 and 45 from the PH, this is the range for PCO2
    oIf you can`t remember the HCO3 range (22 - 27), just remember it`s in the 20`s and that will eventually help you remember the actual values
    oPO2, 80 - 100, associate it with O2 levels. Remember, O2 readings should be at the higher end, and we don't generally start to panic unless O2 readings are below 80.
    oThe acidosis and alkalosis part is determined by the blood PH (high PH = alkalosis, and low PH = acidosis)
    oIf the condition is RESPIRATORY, the PH and PCO2 moves in opposite directions
    Ex: PH 7.30, PCO2 48 = respiratory acidosis
    PH 7.51, PCO2 30 = resp. alkalosis
    oIf condition is METABOLIC, the PH and HCO3, move in the same direction
    Ex: PH 7.30, HCO3 20 = metabolic acidosis
    PH 7.51, HCO3 29 = metabolic alk
    Therapeutic Ranges
    All are 10 - 20mcg/ml

    Drug Actions
    oDesired action
    oSide effects - generally, minor, easily rectified with other drugs. ex: nausea, headache, diarrhea
    oAdverse effects- more serious, not easily fixed, lean towrds life threatening
    oToxic effects (when adverse becomes severe)- usually ototoxic or neurotoxic effects
    oAllergic reaction
  10. by   renri4
    well,just want to back this thread..... for those whose still reviewing for helps! so lets add more!:typing


    S= sex,single,sickness

    P=previous attempt
    E=emptiness feelings
    R=reality testing
    S= self centered
    O=organize plan

    :wink2:be happy!goodluck to all of us!
  11. by   jadu1106
    Thank you for bumping this thread back to the top....good info! Very much appreciated!
  12. by   renri4
    i love ihop! International house of pancakes

    Tetralogy of Fallot===> IHOP!

    I=Interventricular septal defect
    H=hypotrophy of right ventricle
    O=overriding oarta
    P=pulmonary stenosis

  13. by   Melinurse
    renri4 you should post that in Anyoone up for random fact throwing. So awesome. Thanks for taking the time to give us a few tips. :rckn:You Rock!!