Mnemonics and Memory Aids - page 5

The HYPERKALEMIA "Machine" - Causes of Increased Serum K+ M - Medications - ACE inhibitors, NSAIDS A - Acidosis - Metabolic and respiratory C - Cellular destruction - Burns, traumatic injury H... Read More

  1. by   franciscangypsy
    Quote from lady_unleashed
    12 Cranial Nerve
    On old olympus's treeless top a Finn and a German viewed a hop
    trigeminal opthalmic branch, maxillary, mandibular branch

    hope it can help!
    Huh. That's funny, I learned it slightly differently. "On Old Olympus's Towering Tops A Fin And German Viewed Some Hops"

    trigeminal opthalmic branch, maxillary, mandibular branch

    Not that it makes much difference. lol
  2. by   Emeraude
    somebody have the meaning of the mnemonics METHODS
  3. by   nursewillowriver
    Heres one I learned about EKG

    Snow over Grass- white over green
    smoke over fire- black over red
    and ground in the middle- brown
  4. by   jEojEo7
    thanks all with respect:typing
  5. by   Emeraude
    I finally know what METHODS mean sheesh...

    H-ealth Teaching
    O-ut patient follow-up or check-up
    S-ex(sexual activity)
  6. by   umpalumpa14588
    Anyone have any ideas for childhood imms?
  7. by   franciscangypsy
    i have a good one my med/surg professor taught me for quickly telling whether you have an acid base problem that is metabolic or respiratory.
    the first thing you do is glance at the number for the ph; from that you determine if it the body is in acidosis or alkalosis. from there you think elevators or see-saws.
    for this mnemonic, you assume that all elevators go in the same direction.
    if it is a metabolic acid-base problem, you have elevators. the ph, bicarb, and co2 levels will all be going in the same direction (assuming you have partial compensation with the co2).
    if it is a resp. acid-base problem, you will have see-saws, and the co2 and bicarb levels will go high when the ph goes low and low when the ph goes high (assuming you have partial compensation with the bicarb).
    it sounds complex, but it really works. all you have to do is remember elevators and see-saws -- from there you have metabolic and resp. acid/base down quickly and easily!
  8. by   terrirn2b
    just what i was lookin for.....
  9. by   umpalumpa14588
    Something I put together to remember side effects & adverse reactions to immunizations:

    F- Fever
    I- Itching
    S- Stiffness
    H- Headache
    E- Edema
    R- Redness
    F- Fussy
    L- Localized Tenderness
    A- Appetite decrease
    G- General Aches Pains

    WHUTN- "Whutnthehell?"

    W- Wheezing
    H- Hypotension
    U- Uticaria
    T- Tachycardia
    N- Nasal Decongestion
  10. by   nursekrystin
    I was taught to remember the 5 heart sounds usings this mnemonic:

    Also, I noticed that some are still doing Homan's sign, however, the latest research shows that Homan's sign is not an accurate way of assessing for a DVT, instead the nurse should assess for pain, redness, and warmth in the back of the calf. Just think about it, would you really want to dorsiflex a patient's foot if they did have a DVT in their calf, you could end up with more problems than you bargain for.
    Last edit by nursekrystin on Oct 12, '07 : Reason: spelling
  11. by   yoginurse2b
    Quote from emeraldjay
    I remember one that got drilled in during our post-op lecture. The 5 P's of circulation loss in a limb.
    Pain, Pallor, Pulselessness, Parasthesia, Poikilothermia
    One more P is Paralysis.
  12. by   beth66335
    Quote from jgwe4e
    Re ekg lead placement:
    White on the right, smoke (black) over fire (red)
    We always did clouds over grass, white on the right, and smoke over fire.
  13. by   CASailorGal
    AD - right ear
    AS - left ear
    AU - both ears

    OD - right eye
    OS - left eye
    OU - both eyes

    Remember that here in the USA you D drive on the right side of the road.
    O= optical
    A= auditory