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Teachchildren123 specializes in CCU.

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Here's a few that I have found:

HYPOGLYCEMIA: TIRED

T Tired

I Irritability

R Restless

E Excessive hunger

D Diaphoresis-Depression

HEART MURMURS: SPASM

S Stenosis

P Partial obstruction

A Aneurysms

S Septal defect

M Mitral regurgitation

Thanks for sharing! :specs: :nurse: Knowledge make us stronger.

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suzy253 is a RN and specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

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Endocrine--my favorite (NOT!)

Hyperthyroidism (s/s)

THYROIDISM

Tremor

Heart rate up

Yawning (fatigueability)

Restlessness

Oligomenorrhea & amenorrhea

Intolerance to heat

Diarrhea

Irritability

Sweating

Muscle wasting & weight loss

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Teachchildren123 specializes in CCU.

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Hey! Thanks a lot! :balloons:

I have most of the Nursing Made Incredibly Easy books, did you know about their magazine now. Loving it, easy, easy and to the point.

I'll look on Amazon for Memory Notebook of Nursing .

Sorry, :o I realized that I started this thread in : humor! I wish I could move it to the appropriate category. :rolleyes:

5W's of common causes of post-op fever

Wind (think pneumonia, splinting, incentive spirometer exercises not done, DB+ coughing not done)

Water (dehydration...)

Wound (infection, dehiscence...)

Walking (PE...)

Wonder drug (approriate antibiotic...)

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elizabells is a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Cranial Nerves

Oh Olfactory Some

Oh Optic Say

Oh Oculomotor Marry

To Trochlear Money

Touch Trigeminal But

And Abducens My

Feel Facial Brother

Virgin Vestibulocochlear Says

Girl's Glossopharangeal Big

Violins Vagus Breasts

Ah Accessory Mean

Heaven Hypoglossal More

For the third column, S stands for sensory, M for motor, and B is both. Also, you have one nose, so Olfactory is CNI, two eyes, so optic is CNII. To remember which order the As come in, ABducens comes before ACcessory alphabetically.

And yes, I know the original version is not "violins". :stone

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Acute Pancreatitis: I GET SMASHED

I - idiopathic

G - gallstone

E - EtOH

T - trauma

S - steroids

M - mumps (paramyxovirus) and other viruses (EBV, CMV)

A - autoimmune

S - scorpion sting / snake bite

H - hypercalcemia, hyperlipidemia and hypothermia

E - ERCP

D - drugs, duodenal ulcers

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Farkinott has 22 years experience as a RN and specializes in Renal, Haemo and Peritoneal.

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P pi**ed

F fell

O over

Pi**ed and fell over :chuckle :chuckle

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how many arteries & veins are there in a newborn? =AVA,2 arteries 1 vein

Artery

Vein

Artery

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Antikigirl has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Education, Acute, Med/Surg, Tele, etc.

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Oh these are what I live for!!!!!!!

OLFDBH

Old Lady Fell Down Broke Hip

EGBDF

Every Geriatric Believes Doctors Findings! (case of white coat syndrome!)

NRPD

Nurses Rule, Patients Drewl!

CTD

Circling the Drain

TBWT

Talented butt wiping technition

GDFDWB

Got Drunk Fell Down Went Boom

OPQRST (real one for actute pain/situations)

Onset, Preexisting factors, Quality, Relieving factors, Scale (1-10), Time elapsed.

MLDA

Murphys law dictates all!

the rest I know are from EMS and are too..umm...well lets say funny but rude...LOL!!!!!!!

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Always Learning, RN has 2 years experience and specializes in OR, Robotics, Telemetry.

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Cranial Nerves

Oh Olfactory Some

Oh Optic Say

Oh Oculomotor Marry

To Trochlear Money

Touch Trigeminal But

And Abducens My

Feel Facial Brother

Virgin Vestibulocochlear Says

Girl's Glossopharangeal Big

Violins Vagus Breasts

Ah Accessory Mean

Heaven Hypoglossal More

For the third column, S stands for sensory, M for motor, and B is both. Also, you have one nose, so Olfactory is CNI, two eyes, so optic is CNII. To remember which order the As come in, ABducens comes before ACcessory alphabetically.

And yes, I know the original version is not "violins". :stone

One of the A&P Prof.s at my school uses this one too, and my A&P book had one about Oh Our Old Trusty Truck but I would get the O's T's and V's all mixed up so I made up my own using the first few letters of each nerve.

OLd

OPen

OCeans

TROpical

TRIangles

ABDUCt

FAmous

VESsels

GLOrious

Voyages

ACCross

Hemispheres

Then I made up a song

Sensory 1-2-8,. . . Sensory 1-2-8,. . . 5-7-9-10 mixed,. . . 5-7-9-10 mixed.

Made up songs for all sorts of stuff, sung them all the time and eventually the information became so well lodged in my head I could recall it easily (without the song). It was a little embarrasing for the Profs to see me bopping my head to the rhythem of my songs during the tests though:chuckle .

I know for a fact one saw, he got a kick out of it.

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Anernurse2b has 1 years experience and specializes in Neuro/Ortho/Med-Surg ICU.

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ART

Assuming

Room

Temperature

CTD

Circling

The

Drain

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veegeern is a BSN, RN and specializes in Internal Medicine Unit.

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These are great! I've heard and used some, but many are new to me.

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MONA - treatment for MI

Morphine

Oxygen

Nitroglycerin

Aspirin

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