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Ep86 Tracheal Esophageal Fistula (3 Cs)

Ep86 Tracheal Esophageal Fistula (3 Cs)

The 3 C’s

 

Choking

Coughing

Cyanosis

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep85 Hypoxia (FINES)

Ep85 Hypoxia (FINES)

FINES

 

Feeding difficulty

Inspiratory Stridor

Nares Flares

Expiratory Grunting

Sternal Retractions

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep84 Cleft Lip Repair (CLEFT LIP)

Ep84 Cleft Lip Repair (CLEFT LIP)

CLEFT LIP

 

Choking

Lie on back

Evaluate Airway

Feed Slowly

Teaching

 

Larger nipple opening

Increased incidence in males

Prevent crust formation and aspiration

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep83 Child Abuse (CHILD ABUSE)

Ep83 Child Abuse (CHILD ABUSE)

CHILD ABUSE

 

Child’s excessive knowledge of sex and abusive words

Hair growth in various lengths

Inconsistent stories from the child and parent/s

Low self-esteem

Depression

 

Apathy, no emotion

Bruised

Unusual injuries

Serious injuries

Evidence of old injuries

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep82 Umbilical cord

Ep82 Umbilical cord

Two areolas

One  vagina

 

Two umbilical arteries, one umbilical vein

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep81 Oral Birth Control Pills (ACHES)

Ep81 Oral Birth Control Pills (ACHES)

ACHES

 

Abdominal Pain

Chest Pain

Headache

Eye Problems

Severe Leg Pain

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep80 OB Non-Stress Test (NNN)

Ep80 OB Non-Stress Test (NNN)

NNN

 

Non-reactive

Non- Stress test is

Not good

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep79 Intra Uterine Device (PAINS)

Ep79 Intra Uterine Device (PAINS)

PAINS
Period (menstrual: late, spotting, bleeding)
Abdominal pain, dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
Infection (abnormal vaginal discharge)
Not feeling well, fever or chills
String missing

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep78 Pre-Eclampsia (HELLP)

Ep78 Pre-Eclampsia (HELLP)

HELLP

 

Hemolysis

Elevated

Liver function tests

Low

Platelet count

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep77 Fetal Wellbeing (ALONE)

Ep77 Fetal Wellbeing (ALONE)

ALONE

 

Amniocentesis

L/S Ratio

Oxytocin Test

Non-Stress Test

Estriol Level

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep76 Fetal Acceleration (VEAL CHOP)

Ep76 Fetal Acceleration (VEAL CHOP)

VEAL CHOP

 

Variable –                 Cord Compression

Early –                      Head Compression

Accelerations –        Okay

Late –                       Placental Insufficiency

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep75 Episiotomy (REEDA)

Ep75 Episiotomy (REEDA)

REEDA

 

Redness

Edema

Ecchymosis

Discharge, Drainage

Approximation

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep74 Cyanotic Defects (4 Ts)

Ep74 Cyanotic Defects (4 Ts)

The 4 T’s

 

Tetralogy of Fallot

Truncus Arteriosus

Transposition of the Great Vessels

Tricuspid Atresia

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep73 Manic Attack (DIG FAST)

Ep73 Manic Attack (DIG FAST)

DIG FAST

 

Distractibility

Indiscretion

Grandiosity

 

Flight of Ideas

Activity Increase

Sleep Deficit

Talkative

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep72 Depression (SIG)

Ep72 Depression (SIG)

SIG

 

Sleep Disturbances

Interest Decreased

Guilty Feelings

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep71 Dementia (DEMENTIA)

Ep71 Dementia (DEMENTIA)

DEMENTIA

Make sure they don’t have problems with:

 

Drug and alcohol

Eyes and ears

Metabolic and endocrine disorders

Emotional disorders

Neurologic disorders

Tumors and trauma

Infection

Arteriovascular disease

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep70 Anorexia and Bulimia

Ep70 Anorexia and Bulimia

ANOREXIA

 

Amenorrhea

No organic factors accounts for weight loss

Obviously thin but feels FAT

Refusal to maintain normal body weight

Epigastric discomfort is common

X-symptoms (peculiar symptoms)

Intense fears of gaining weight

Always thinking of food

 

BULIMIA

 

Binge eating

Under strict dieting

Lacks control/over-eating

Induced vomiting

Minimum of two binge eating episodes

Increase/Persistent concern of body size/shape

Abuse of diuretics and laxatives

 

WASHED

 

Weight loss of 15% of original body weight

Amenorrhea

Social withdrawal

History of high activity and achievement

Electrolyte Imbalance

Depression / Distorted Body Image

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep69 Alcoholism (5 Ds, BAD)

Ep69 Alcoholism (5 Ds, BAD)

The 5 D’s

 

Denial

Dependency

Demanding

Destructive

Domineering

 

BAD

 

Brain Damage

Alcoholic Hallucinations

Death

 

Nursing Mnemonics

 

 

Ep68 Dialysis (AEIOU)

Ep68 Dialysis (AEIOU)

Check the vowels: AEIOU

 

Acid-Base Problems

Electrolyte Problems

Intoxications

Overload of fluids

Uremic Symptoms

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep67 Trauma (TRAUMATIC)

Ep67 Trauma (TRAUMATIC)

TRAUMATIC

 

Tissue Perfusion Problems

Respiratory Problems

Anxiety

Unstable Clotting Factors

Malnutrition

Altered Body Image

Thromboembolism- fat embolism

Infection

Coping Problems

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep66 Truama (ABCDEFGHI)

Ep66 Truama (ABCDEFGHI)

ABCDEFGHI

 

Airway

Breathing

Circulation

Disability

Examine

Fahrenheit

Get Vitals

Head to Toe Assessment

Intervention

 

Nursing Mnemonics

 

Ep65 Transient Incontinence (DIAPERS)

Ep65 Transient Incontinence (DIAPERS)

DIAPPERS

 

Delirium

Infection

Atrophic Urethra- atrophy of the urethra

Pharmaceuticals- blood pressure medication, antidepressants, diuretics, sleeping pills

Psychologic

Excess Urine Output

Restricted Mobility

Stool Impaction

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep64 Toxicity/Sepsis (6 Ts)

Ep64 Toxicity/Sepsis (6 Ts)

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

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep63 Pulmonary Edema (MAD DOG)

Ep63 Pulmonary Edema (MAD DOG)

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

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep62 Prostate (FUN)

Ep62 Prostate (FUN)

Prostate Problems are no… FUN

 

Frequency

Urgency

Nocturia

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep61 Elimination (POOPER  SCOOP)

Ep61 Elimination (POOPER SCOOP)

POOPER  SCOOP

 

(Promotion)

Position

Output

Offer Fluids

Privacy

Exercise

Report Results

 

(Evaluation)

Size (Amount)

Consistency

Occult Blood

Odor

Peristalsis

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep60 Pupillary reaction (PERRLA)

Ep60 Pupillary reaction (PERRLA)

PERRLA

 

Pupils

Equally

Round and

Reactive to

Light and

Accommodate

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep59 Pain (OPQRST)

Ep59 Pain (OPQRST)

OPQRST

 

Onset

Provoke or palliative

Quality or character

Region or radiation

Signs, severity, symptoms

Time of onset, duration and intensity

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep58 Osteoporosis (ACCESS)

Ep58 Osteoporosis (ACCESS)

ACCESS

 

Alcohol Use

Corticosteroid Use

Calcium low

Estrogen low

Smoking

Sedentary lifestyle

 

ACCESS leads to OSTEOPOROSIS

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep57 Moles (ABCDs)

Ep57 Moles (ABCDs)

ABCD’s
Asymmetry- is the mole irregular in shape?
Border- is the border irregular, notched, or poorly defined?
Color- does the color vary (for example, between shades of brown, red, white, blue, or black)?
Diameter- is the diameter more than 6 mm?

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep56 Myocardial Infarction (MONATAS)

Ep56 Myocardial Infarction (MONATAS)

MONATAS

 

Morphine

Oxygen

Nitrates (Nitroglycerin)

Aspirin (ASA)

Thrombolytics

Anticoagulants

Stool Softeners

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep55 Myocardial Infarction (MONA)

Ep55 Myocardial Infarction (MONA)

MONA

 

Morphine sulfate

Oxygen

Nitroglycerin

ASA (aspirin)

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep54 Coronary Arteries (CAMP, AC)

Ep54 Coronary Arteries (CAMP, AC)

I have a RIGHT to CAMP if you LEFT off the AC

Right

Coronary

Artery

Marginal artery

Posterior intraventricular artery

 

Left

Anterior ventricular artery

Circumflex artery

 

Nursing Mnemonics

 

 

Ep53 Leukemia (ANT)

Ep53 Leukemia (ANT)

ANT

 

Anemia

Neutropenia

Thrombocytopenia

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep52 Heart Failure (HEAD, CHOP)

Ep52 Heart Failure (HEAD, CHOP)

Right sided:

HEAD

 

Hepatomegaly

Edema (Bipedal)

Ascites

Distended Neck Vein

 

Left Sided:

CHOP

 

Cough

Hemoptysis

Orthopnea

Pulmonary Congestion (crackles/rales)

 

 

 

Ep51 Inflammation (HIPER)

Ep51 Inflammation (HIPER)

HIPER

 

Heat

Indurations (hardening)

Pain

Edema

Redness

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep50 Hypoxia (RAT BED)

Ep50 Hypoxia (RAT BED)

RAT BED

Early Hypoxia:

Restlessness

Anxiety

Tachycardia  / Tachypnea

 

Late Hypoxia:

Bradycardia

Extreme Restlessness

Dyspnea

 

Nursing Mnemonics

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Ep49 Hypoglycemia (TIRED)

Ep49 Hypoglycemia (TIRED)

TIRED

 

Tachycardia

Irritability

Restless

Excessive Hunger

Diaphoresis / Depression

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep48 Hypertension (4 Cs)

Ep48 Hypertension (4 Cs)

The 4 C’s

 

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Rheumatic Fever

Congestive Heart Failure

Cerebral Vascular Accident

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep47 Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

Ep47 Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

Hyper – hot/dry = sugar high

Hypo- cold/clammy = needs candy

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep46 Heart Sounds (APE To Man)

Ep46 Heart Sounds (APE To Man)

APE To Man

 

Aortic

Pulmonic

Erbs points

Tricuspid

Mitral

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep45 Gluten (BROW)

Ep45 Gluten (BROW)

BROW

 

Barley

Rye

Oats

Wheat

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep43 Epiglottitis (AIR RAID)

Ep43 Epiglottitis (AIR RAID)

AIR RAID

 

Airway Closed

Increased Pulse

Restlessness

 

Retractions- occur when the muscles between the ribs pull inward

Anxiety Increased

Inspiratory Stridor- high-pitched breath sound resulting from turbulent airflow in the larynx

Drooling

 

nursing mnemonics

 

Ep42 Dyspnea (6 Ps)

Ep42 Dyspnea (6 Ps)

 

The 6 P’s

 

Pulmonary Bronchial Constriction

Possible Foreign Body

Pulmonary Embolus (PE)

Pneumothorax

Pump Failure

Pneumonia

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep41 Diarrhea (BRAT)

Ep41 Diarrhea (BRAT)

 

BRAT

 

Banana

Rice

Apple

Toast

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep40 Cranial Nerve Mnemonic

Ep40 Cranial Nerve Mnemonic

Oh Oh Oh To Touch And Feel Very Good Velvet AH!

 

Olfactory

Optic

Oculomotor

Trochlear

Trigeminal

Abducens

Facial

Vestibulocochlear

Glossopharyngeal

Vagus

Accessory

Hypoglossal

 

nursing mnemonics

Ep39 Cor Pulmonale (PRHT)

Ep39 Cor Pulmonale (PRHT)

Please Read His Text

 

Peripheral edema

Raised JVP

Hepatomegaly

Tricuspid incompetence

 

nursing mnemonics

Ep38 Circulatory Checks (5 Ps)

Ep38 Circulatory Checks (5 Ps)

The 5 P’s

Pain

Paresthesia

Paralysis

Pulse

Pallor (Paleness)

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep37 Cholinergics Crisis (SLUD)

Ep37 Cholinergics Crisis (SLUD)

SLUD

 

Salivation

Lacrimation

Urination

Defecation

 

Nursing Mnemonics Podcast

Ep36 CHF (UNLOAD FAST)

Ep36 CHF (UNLOAD FAST)

UNLOAD FAST

 

U sit Upright

Nitro

Lasix

Oxygen

Aminophylline

Digoxin

 

Fluids – decrease

Afterload – decrease

Sodium – decrease

Tests: dig level, ABG, K+

 

nursing mnemonics

Ep35 Cardiac Valves Blood Flow (Toilet Paper My A–)

Ep35 Cardiac Valves Blood Flow (Toilet Paper My A–)

Toilet Paper My A**

 

Tricuspid

Pulmonic

Mitrial

Aortic

 

Nursing Mnemonics (12)

Ep34 Cancer (CAUTION UP, CANCER)

Ep34 Cancer (CAUTION UP, CANCER)

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

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep33 Bleeding Precautions (RANDI)

Ep33 Bleeding Precautions (RANDI)

RANDI

 

Razor Electric/Blades

Aspirin

Needles- small gauge

Decrease needle sticks

Injury (Protect from)

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep32 Asthma (ASTHMA)

Ep32 Asthma (ASTHMA)

ASTHMA

 

Adrenergic (Albuterol)

Steroids

Theophylline

Hydration (IV)

Mask (Oxygen)

Antibiotics

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep31 Appendicitis (PAINS)

Ep31 Appendicitis (PAINS)

PAINS

 

Pain (RLQ) – pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen
Anorexia – loss of appetite
Increased temperature, WBC (15,000-20,000)
Nausea
Signs (McBurney’s, Psoas)

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep30 Arterial Blood Gases (Rome)

Ep30 Arterial Blood Gases (Rome)

ROME

 

Respiratory

Opposite

Metabolic

Equal

 

pH pCO2HCO3
Metabolic acidosisLowNormalLowEqual
Metabolic alkalosisHighNormalHighEqual
Respiratory acidosisLowHighNormalOpposite
Respiratory alkalosisHighLowNormalOpposite

 

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep29 Altered Mental Status (AEIOU TIPS)

Ep29 Altered Mental Status (AEIOU TIPS)

AEIOU TIPS

 

Alcohol/drugs

Endocrine

Insulin

Overdose

Uremia

 

Trauma

Infection

Psychiatric

Shock

 

Nursing Mnemonics (6)

Ep28 Alzheimer (5 As)

Ep28 Alzheimer (5 As)

The 5 A’s

 

Amnesia – loss of memories

Anomia – unable to recall names of everyday objects

Apraxia – unable to perform tasks of movement

Agnosia – inability to process sensory information

Aphasia – disruption with ability to communicate

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep27 Adrenal Gland Hormones (3 Ss)

Ep27 Adrenal Gland Hormones (3 Ss)

The 3 Ss

 

Sugar (Glucocorticoids)

Salt (Mineralcorticoids)

Sex (Androgens)

 

Nursing Mnemonics (4)

Ep26 Vitamins (ADEK)

Ep26 Vitamins (ADEK)

Take your Birth Control with water.  Vitamins B and C are water soluble.

The rest of the vitamins are fat soluble.

 

All dogs eat kibbles

Vitamins A, D, E, K

 

Nursing Mnemonics (3)

Ep25 Steroids (6 S’s)

Ep25 Steroids (6 S’s)

6 S’s

 

Sugar – hyperglycemia

Soggy Bones – causes osteoporosis

Sick – decreased immunity

Sad – depression

Salt – water and salt retention (hypertension)

Sex – decreased libido

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep24: Traction (TRACTION)

Ep24: Traction (TRACTION)

TRACTION

 

Temperature (Extremity, Infection)

Ropes hang freely

Alignment

Circulation Check (5 Ps)

Type & Location of fracture

Increase fluid intake

Overhead trapeze

No weights on bed or floor

Ep23: Sprains and Strains (RICE)

Ep23: Sprains and Strains (RICE)

RICE

 

Rest

Ice

Compression

Elevation

 

 

 

 

 

Ep22 Steps in the Nursing Process (AAPIE)

Ep22 Steps in the Nursing Process (AAPIE)

AAPIE (An Apple PIE)

 

Assessment

Analysis

Planning

Implementation

Evaluation

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep21: Steps in the Nursing Process (ADPIE)

Ep21: Steps in the Nursing Process (ADPIE)

ADPIE (A Delicious PIE)

 

Assessment

Diagnosis

Planning

Implementation

Evaluation

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep20 IADLS (SCUM)

Ep20 IADLS (SCUM)

SCUM

 

Shopping

Cooking and Cleaning

Using telephone or transportation

Managing money and medications

Ep19: ECG Lead Placement (BEEP)

Ep19: ECG Lead Placement (BEEP)

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

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep18: Canes and Walkers (COAL, WWAL)

Ep18: Canes and Walkers (COAL, WWAL)

COAL

 

Cane

Opposite

Affected

Leg

 

Wandering Wilma Always Late

 

Walker

With

Affected

Leg

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep17: Body Systems (MR DICE RUNS)

Ep17: Body Systems (MR DICE RUNS)

MR DICE RUNS

 

Muscular

Respiratory

 

Digestive

Integumentary

Circulatory

Endocrine

 

Reproductive

Urinary

Nervous

Skeletal

 

Nursing Mnemonics

Ep16: ADLs (BATTED)

Ep16: ADLs (BATTED)

 

BATTED

 

Bathing

Ambulation

Toileting

Transfers

Eating

Dressing

 

Nursing Mnemonics

 

 

Ep15: Lidocaine Toxicity (SAMS)

Ep15: Lidocaine Toxicity (SAMS)

SAMS

 

Slurred Speech

Altered Central Nervous System

Muscle Twitching

Seizures

 

lidocaine toxicity nursing mnemonic

Ep14: Emergency drugs (LEAN)

Ep14: Emergency drugs (LEAN)

Drugs to LEAN on

 

Lidocaine

Epinephrine

Atropine Sulfate

Narcan

 

emergency drugs nursing mnemonic

Ep13 Drug Interactions (TDCI)

Ep13 Drug Interactions (TDCI)

TDCI (These Drugs Can Interact)

 

Theophylline

Dilantin

Coumadin

Ilosone (Erythromycin)

 

drug interactions nursing mnemonic

Ep12 Cholinergic, Anticholinergic (SLUDGE)

Ep12 Cholinergic, Anticholinergic (SLUDGE)

 

Anticholinergics- side effects

Can’t see – burred vision

Can’t pee – urinary retention

Can’t spit – dry mouth

Can’t s*** – constipation

 

anticholinergic nursing mnemonic

 

Cholinergic Crisis – Signs and symptoms

 

SLUDGE

Salivation

Lacrimation

Urination

Defecation

Gastric upset

Emesis

 

cholinergic nursing mnemonic

Ep11: Bradycardia (IDEA)

Ep11: Bradycardia (IDEA)

IDEA

 

Isoproterenol

Dopamine

Epinephrine

Atropine Sulfate

 

bradycardia hypotension nursing mnemonic

Ep10: Beta blockers (1 heart, 2 lungs)

Ep10: Beta blockers (1 heart, 2 lungs)

Beta 1: heart

Beta 2: lungs

You have one heart and two lungs

 

beta blockers nursing mnemonic

Ep9: Acidosis Alkalosis and pH

Ep9: Acidosis Alkalosis and pH

Alkalosis has a K, therefore it is Kicking the pH UP!

Acidosis has a D, therefore it is dropping the pH DOWN!

acidosis alkalosis nursing mnemonic

Ep8: Electrolyte Location (PISO)

Ep8: Electrolyte Location (PISO)

PISO

 

Potassium

Inside the cell

Sodium

Outside the cell

 

electrolyte location nursing mnemonic

Ep7: Hyponatremia (SALT LOSS)

Ep7: Hyponatremia (SALT LOSS)

SALT LOSS

 

Stupor/coma

Anorexia, N&V

Lethargy

Tendon Reflexes decreased

 

Limp muscles (weakness)

Orthostatic hypotension

Seizures/headache

Stomach cramping

 

hyponatremia nursing mnemonic

Ep5: Hypercalcemia/Hypocalcemia (CATS, Groans/Moans/Bones/Stones/Overtones)

Ep5: Hypercalcemia/Hypocalcemia (CATS, Groans/Moans/Bones/Stones/Overtones)

CATS of hypocalcemia

Convulsions

Arrhythmias

Tetany

Spasms and stridor

 

Groans, Moans, Bones, Stones, Overtones

Groans – constipation

Moans – joint pain

Bones – loss of calcium from bones

Stones – kidney stones

Overtones – psychiatric overtones (confusion, depression)

Ep4: Hypernatremia (FRIED, SWINE, SALT, MODEL)

Ep4: Hypernatremia (FRIED, SWINE, SALT, MODEL)

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

Ep3: Hyperkalemia (MACHINE, MURDER, AIRED)

Ep3: Hyperkalemia (MACHINE, MURDER, AIRED)

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

 

 

 

Ep6: Hypokalemia (6 L’s)

Ep6: Hypokalemia (6 L’s)

6 L’s
Lethargy

Leg cramps

Limp muscles

Low, shallow respirations

Lethal cardiac dysrythmias

Lots of urine (polyuria)

 

hypokalemia mnemonic for nurses

Ep2: Blood Types (Labs Nursing Mnemonics)

Ep2: Blood Types (Labs Nursing Mnemonics)

Picture type O as a huge circle, like the universe, because they are the universal donor.  They can give to everyone.  However, also think of them as the “odd man out” because they can only receive type O as well.  They are universally odd, able to give to all but only receive from themselves!

blood type mnemonic

Ep1: Welcome to the Nursing Mnemonics Podcast

Ep1: Welcome to the Nursing Mnemonics Podcast

Welcome, welcome, welcome . . . what is up guys?

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