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Your ultimate guide to nursing mnemonics. Over 100 mnemonics for nurses explained for you by the lovely Kati Kleber RN CCRN

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Your ultimate guide to nursing mnemonics. Over 100 mnemonics for nurses explained for you by the lovely Kati Kleber RN CCRN

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By nursegirl123 - Jun 21 2018
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Very monotone and hard to listen too. Good info just pretty dry.

John

By Mogei7 - Apr 26 2017
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Wow this is an amazing podcast !! Was recommended on YouTube.

iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
11
7
2
4

Podcasts

By nursegirl123 - Jun 21 2018
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Very monotone and hard to listen too. Good info just pretty dry.

John

By Mogei7 - Apr 26 2017
Read more
Wow this is an amazing podcast !! Was recommended on YouTube.

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Nursing Mnemonics Show by NRSNG (Memory Tricks for Nursing School)

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Your ultimate guide to nursing mnemonics. Over 100 mnemonics for nurses explained for you by the lovely Kati Kleber RN CCRN

Rank #1: Ep3: Hyperkalemia (MACHINE, MURDER, AIRED)

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Hyperkalemia Nursing Mnemonics

The hyperkalemia MACHINE 

Medications – ACE Inhibitors, NSAIDS, potassium-sparing diuretics

Acidosis – Metabolic and respiratory

Cellular destruction – burns, traumatic injury, hemolysis

Hypoaldosteronism – Addison’s

Intake- excessive

Nephrons- renal failure

Excretion – Impaired

MURDER
Muscle weakness

Urine- oliguria, anuria

Respiratory distress

Decreased cardiac contractility

ECG changes

Reflexes- hyperreflexia, or areflexia (flaccid)

AIRED

Administer IV Calcium – to immediately decrease cardiac toxicity

Increase excretion – via both stool (kayexlate) and urine (diuretics)

Remove sources of potassium – from all sources, including enteral, pareteral, IV,   and PO

Enhance potassium uptake into cells – insulin, glucose, sodium bicarb, beta-adrenergic antagonists

Dialysis – emergent response for patients with lethal hyperkalemia

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May 10 2016

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Rank #2: Ep6: Hypokalemia (6 L’s)

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6 L’s
Lethargy

Leg cramps

Limp muscles

Low, shallow respirations

Lethal cardiac dysrythmias

Lots of urine (polyuria)

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May 10 2016

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Rank #3: Ep52 Heart Failure (HEAD, CHOP)

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Right sided:

HEAD

Hepatomegaly

Edema (Bipedal)

Ascites

Distended Neck Vein

Left Sided:

CHOP

Cough

Hemoptysis

Orthopnea

Pulmonary Congestion (crackles/rales)

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Aug 29 2016

3mins

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Rank #4: Ep63 Pulmonary Edema (MAD DOG)

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Morphine – causes vasodilation resulting in decreased BP

Aminophylline – relaxes airways to make breathing easier

Digitalis – improve heart function in pulmonary edema

Diuretics (Lasix) – pull excess fluid off

Oxygen – improve oxygenation

Gases (Blood Gases/ABGs) – assesses respiratory status

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Sep 24 2016

2mins

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Rank #5: Ep30 Arterial Blood Gases (Rome)

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ROME

Respiratory

Opposite

Metabolic

Equal

pH pCO2 HCO3
Metabolic acidosis
Low
Normal
Low
Equal
Metabolic alkalosis
High
Normal
High
Equal
Respiratory acidosis
Low
High
Normal
Opposite
Respiratory alkalosis
High
Low
Normal
Opposite

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Jul 09 2016

2mins

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Rank #6: Ep46 Heart Sounds (APE To Man)

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APE To Man

Aortic

Pulmonic

Erbs points

Tricuspid

Mitral

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Aug 15 2016

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Rank #7: Ep78 Pre-Eclampsia (HELLP)

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HELLP

Hemolysis

Elevated

Liver function tests

Low

Platelet count

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Oct 29 2016

2mins

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Rank #8: Ep35 Cardiac Valves Blood Flow (Toilet Paper My A–)

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Toilet Paper My A**

Tricuspid

Pulmonic

Mitrial

Aortic

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Jul 20 2016

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Rank #9: Fetal Acceleration (VEAL CHOP) OB Nursing

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VEAL CHOP (OB Nursing Mnemonic)

Variable – Cord Compression

Early – Head Compression

Accelerations – Okay

Late – Placental Insufficiency

I have to be honest here . . . OB Nursing was NEVER an interest of mine even before nursing school.  While I really enjoyed the rotation and feel fortunate to have seen several live births, it’s just not for me.

Because of this, it was always harder for me to feel motivated to study for OB so I ended up relying on mnemonics a bit to stay focused.  VEAL CHOP is such a helpful mnemonic that will keep fetal accelerations and decelerations clear in your mind.

What we are trying to understand with this mnemonic is when to be concerned while monitoring the fetal heart rate.  Watch the video above and download the sheet below to help you keep it straight.

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Oct 24 2016

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Rank #10: Ep50 Hypoxia (RAT BED)

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RAT BED

Early Hypoxia:

Restlessness

Anxiety

Tachycardia  / Tachypnea

Late Hypoxia:

Bradycardia

Extreme Restlessness

Dyspnea

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Aug 24 2016

2mins

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Rank #11: Ep4: Hypernatremia (FRIED, SWINE, SALT, MODEL)

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Hypernatremia Nursing Mnemonic

You are FRIED from learning about sodium

Flushed skin

Restlessness:  irritability

Increased fluid retention and increased BP

Edema:  peripheral and pitting

Decreased urinary output, dry mouth

SWINE  

(bacon has high amounts of sodium)

Sleepy – lethargy (typically the very first sign!)

Weakness

Irritability

Neuromuscular excitability

Edema

SALT

Skin flushed

Agitation

Low grade fever

Thirst
MODEL

Medications / Meals

Osmotic diuretics

Diabetes insipidus

Excessive water loss

Low water intake

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May 11 2016

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Rank #12: Ep34 Cancer (CAUTION UP, CANCER)

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CAUTION UP

Change in bowel or bladder

A lesion that does not heal

Unusual bleeding or discharge

Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere

Indigestion or difficulty swallowing

Obvious changes in wart or mole

Nagging cough or persistent hoarseness

Unexplained weight loss

Pernicious Anemia

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Jul 18 2016

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Rank #13: Ep64 Toxicity/Sepsis (6 Ts)

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The 6 T’s:
Tachycardia
Tachypnea
Tremors
Toxic look
Tiredness
Temperature (fever)

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Sep 26 2016

4mins

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Rank #14: Ep56 Myocardial Infarction (MONATAS)

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MONATAS

Morphine

Oxygen

Nitrates (Nitroglycerin)

Aspirin (ASA)

Thrombolytics

Anticoagulants

Stool Softeners

The post Ep56 Myocardial Infarction (MONATAS) appeared first on NRSNG.

Sep 07 2016

2mins

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Rank #15: Ep25 Steroids (6 S’s)

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6 S’s

Sugar – hyperglycemia

Soggy Bones – causes osteoporosis

Sick – decreased immunity

Sad – depression

Salt – water and salt retention (hypertension)

Sex – decreased libido

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Jun 27 2016

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Rank #16: Ep68 Dialysis (AEIOU)

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Check the vowels: AEIOU

Acid-Base Problems

Electrolyte Problems

Intoxications

Overload of fluids

Uremic Symptoms

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Oct 05 2016

3mins

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Rank #17: Ep21: Steps in the Nursing Process (ADPIE)

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ADPIE (A Delicious PIE)

Assessment

Diagnosis

Planning

Implementation

Evaluation

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Jun 13 2016

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Rank #18: Ep42 Dyspnea (6 Ps)

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The 6 P’s

Pulmonary Bronchial Constriction

Possible Foreign Body

Pulmonary Embolus (PE)

Pneumothorax

Pump Failure

Pneumonia

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Aug 06 2016

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Rank #19: Ep19: ECG Lead Placement (BEEP)

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White – right

Clouds over grass (white over green)

Smoke over fire (black over red)

Chocolate on the stomach (brown)

BEEP

Bleeding gums

Epistaxis (nose bleeds)

Ecchymosis (bruising)

Petechiae

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Jun 08 2016

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Rank #20: Ep36 CHF (UNLOAD FAST)

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UNLOAD FAST

U sit Upright

Nitro

Lasix

Oxygen

Aminophylline

Digoxin

Fluids – decrease

Afterload – decrease

Sodium – decrease

Tests: dig level, ABG, K+

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Jul 23 2016

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