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Mnemonics: The Easy Way to Remember Vocabulary Words Forever
Although the above mnemonics (memory-aiding devices) aren’t the best ever, they work. All that a mnemonic has to do is help you remember what a difficult vocabulary word means.
We strongly recommend devising mnemonics as you prepare for the SAT. If you rely solely on memorizing words on flash cards, you’ll probably have to study the words forever. Devise clever mnemonics, and you’ll never have to study the words again.
Good luck on the SAT!
Reader Quiz: Mnemonics
My current favorite mnemonic is OB-GYN related.
1) HHC BALLS: Huge, Humongous, Collossal Balls, which is what you have if you don’t ask about Hypertension, Heart Disease, Clots, Breast Cancer, Aura (migraine), Liver disease, Lupus, and Smoking before starting a patient on estrogen-containing contraception.
What’s your favorite mnemonic, and what does it stand for?
obviate (v.): to remove a need or difficulty
“We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity. The appeal of literature is that it is so thoroughly a human thing — by, for and about human beings. If you lose that focus, you obviate the source of the power and permanence of literature.”
Sounds like: obv. V8
“What’s the number 1 thing you can do to never get sick and obviate the healthcare system?”
“Obviously, drink V8!”*
*obviously not true :)
Hypersensitivity types mnemonic
Hypersensitivity is a state of altered reactivity in which the body reacts with an exaggerated immune response to what is perceived as a foreign substance
What if you had no idea which hypersensitivity reaction they are talking about in the exam? Disaster right?
Well.. I got it sorted for you..
Type I - Anaphylaxis
Type II - Cytotoxic
Type III - Immune complex mediated
Type IV - Delayed type of hypersensitivity
There is another type V Autoimmune disease.. Some people put it in type II though..
Wanna remember the disorders too?
Okay.. here you go..
Type I AAA
Type II GATE
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
Type III EARSS
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis (Hypersensitivity pneumonitis)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Type IV CMCM
Chronic transplant rejection
Type V GMG
Hope this helps..
Have an amazing week :)
morose (adj.): gloomy, sad
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. If I don’t seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
(speaking with only a few months left to live!)
Sounds like: Mo Rose
Mo rose from his seat in the middle of the funeral service to walk to Rose and wipe her tears. They were both very morose.
Atrial Fibrillation: The Causes
The Causes of A-Fib are:
Rheumatic Heart Disease
HCM, Hypertensive heart disease, Holiday Heart Syndrome, Heart failure
Embolism (Pulmonary), Ebstein’s Anomaly, Endocrinopathies
Myocarditis, MI, Mitral Valve Disease
Toxicity from stimulants, Theophylline, Thyroid Disease
Infections and inflammations of Pericardium, IE (Infective Endocarditis)
Cardiac surgery, COPD and
μνημονικός - mnemonikos - "of memory"
Mnemonikos - the Ancient Greek word from whence “mnemonic” is derived.
I looked through my shelves yesterday, trying to find the little pictures that I drew as mnemonic memory devices when I was first memorising the music for my Philip Glass album. Can’t find them. Grrr.
Maybe it would be a good idea for me to draw brand new ones. The exercise of creating a new symbology would no doubt be good for the brain. Perhaps some of those Ancient Greek characters would work nicely? They are rather attractive.
MNEMONICS & NCLEX STUDY GUIDE
Hey guys! I just wanted to share a study guide that I found on allnurses.com a while back when I was studying for the NCLEX. Hope you find this helpful! The original pdf can be found here though: http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8687&d=1310076980
DO NOT delegate what you can EAT!
E - evaluate
A - assess
T - teach
addisons= down, down down up down
cushings= up up up down up
addisons= hyponatremia, hypotension, decreased blood vol, hyperkalemia, hypoglycemia
cushings= hypernatremia, hypertension, incrased blood vol, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia
No Pee, no K (do not give potassium without adequate urine output)
EleVate Veins; dAngle Arteries for better perfusion
A= appearance (color all pink, pink and blue, blue [pale])
P= pulse (>100, < 100, absent)
G= grimace (cough, grimace, no response)
A= activity (flexed, flaccid, limp)
R= respirations (strong cry, weak cry, absent)