Mnemonics and Memory Aids - page 12

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  1. by   Walking N2 MyDestiny
    Try youtube
  2. by   Xpectsuccess
    i belive the last R is for Rhogam - which should be given within 72hrs after delivery. But respiratory is certainly important
  3. by   shaxto
    Thanks guys this thread has been great for me. Here is my contribution:
    Major parts of the Aortic Branch
    Mnemonic: “Know your ABC’S“:
    Aortic arch gives rise to:
    Brachiocephalic trunk
    left Common Carotid
    left Subclavian
    _ Beware though trick question of ‘What is first branch of aorta?’ Technically, it’s the coronary arteries.

    Atrioventricular Valves
    Mnemonic: “LAB RAT“:
    Left Atrium: Bicuspid
    Right Atrium: Tricuspid

    I also came across a great app that captures these mnemonics and more here :
  4. by   icuRNmaggie
    An oldie but a goodie for anticholinergic toxic psychosis:

    dry as a desert, blind as a bat (dilated pupils), red as a beet, mad as a hatter
  5. by   icuRNmaggie
    And this one for Wenkebach or Mobitz I: you wink with one eye
  6. by   icuRNmaggie
    not really a nmemonic but helpful:

    OS oculus sinistra the left or evil eye
    OD oculus dextra the right eye
    OU oculus uterque both eyes
  7. by   julia9
    Quote from VRN-RN
    CRAINIAL NERVES. im pretty sure most of you heard of these.

    Nerves Functions

    I Olfactory -Oh -Sensory -Some
    II Optic- Oh -Sensory -Say
    III Occulomotor -Oh -Motor -Mary
    IV Trochlear -To -Motor -Money
    V Trigeminal -Touch -Both -But
    VI Abducens -And -Motor -My
    VII Facial -Feel -Both -Brother
    VIII Acoustic (vestoblochlear) -A -Sensory -Says
    IX Glosopharyngeal -Green -Both -Bad
    X Vagus -Veggie -Both -Business
    XI Spinal Accessory- Soon At -Motor -Mary
    XII Hypoglosal -Harvest- Motor -Money

    Oh oh oh to touch and feel a green veggie soon at harvest

    sensory sensory motor motor both motor both sensory both both motor motor
  8. by   Joe V
    If you know of any mnemonics not listed please add them.
  9. by   AliNajaCat
    I love these. My problem is...I forget the mnemonics themselves. Is there a way to fix that?
  10. by   Futureapn2
    What is the cholinergic mnemonic
  11. by   KrCmommy522
    Quote from AliNajaCat
    I love these. My problem is...I forget the mnemonics themselves. Is there a way to fix that?
    Making up your own is the best way to remember them. If you make up something that relates to you or that you are familiar with you are more likely to remember it than one that someone else made up. You can take the mnemonics that are already made and use the letters to come up with your own things to remember, you can reorganize the letters so that they form into something that will fit what you want, or you can just use the letters themselves (which is what I did a lot of the times - as long as they seemed to go together well).
  12. by   KrCmommy522
    Quote from Futureapn2
    What is the cholinergic mnemonic
    What exactly are you looking for?

    Anticholinergic Side Effects
    Can't See – Blurred vision
    Can't Pee – Urinary retention
    Can't Spit – Dry mouth
    Can't S**t – Constipation
    An anticholinergic is a substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system. They inhibit parasympathetic nerve impulses by selectively blocking the binding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and its receptor in the nerve cells. The nerve fibers of the parasympathetic system are responsible for the involuntary movement of smooth muscles present within the GI tract, lungs, urinary tract, etc.
    The side effects, as you can imagine this like anticholinergics really affect a lot of systems of the body, so you can have a lot of side effects from these medications. The mnemonic for side effects of anticholinergics is – You can't see it, can't pee, can't spit, and can't ****. You can't seeblurred vision is a side effect. Can't peeurinary retention. Can't spit – you have dry mouth. Can't S**t – Constipation

    Cholinergic Crisis S&S
    S = Salivation
    L = Lacrimation (excessive tears)
    U = Urination
    D = Defecation
    G = Gastric upset
    E = Emesis
    Another mnemonic when pts are receiving anticholinergics, is for cholinergic crisis. So, the S&S that go along with the cholinergic crisis – SLUDGE. Surprisingly, these are kind of opposite of anticholinergic issues. If you think about it as anticholinergics are kind of drying things up (can't pee, can't spit, etc.), cholinergics are kind of lubricating everything. You just have things coming out of everywhere. So, that's kind of how to remember the two. Anticholinergic kind of drives things up, cholinergic crisis kind of has stuff coming out of everywhere, out of your eyes, bowels, bladder, mouth (emesis and salivation both). So, that's what you can think about when you are trying to differentiate between anticholinergic and cholinergic.
    Last edit by KrCmommy522 on Dec 12, '17