30 Most Important Nursing Mnemonics

Mnemonics always help to memorize your study in very little time. With the help of this Nursing Mnemonics you will memorize 30 most important topics related to NCLEX study.

These 30 Nursing Mnemonics are divided into five categories which are, OB/PEDS, LABS PHARMACOLOGY , MENTAL HEALTH and MED SURG Mnemonics.

Nursing Mnemonics

30 Most Important Nursing Mnemonics includes:

1: Anorexia – signs and symptoms

Remember: 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 foods

2: Alcoholism-behavioral problems

Remember 5 D’s
• Denial
• Dependency
• Demanding
• Destructive
• Domineering

3: Alzheimer’s Disease

Remember 5 As
• 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

4: Dyspnea

Remember 6 Ps
• Pulmonary Bronchial Constriction
• Possible Foreign Body
• Pulmonary Embolus
• Pneumothorax
• Pump Failure
• Pneumonia

5: Hyperglycemia vs Hypoglycemia
• Hyper – hot/dry – sugar high
• Hypo – cold/clammy – needs candy

6: Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation

Remember ROME
• Respiratory
• Opposite
• Metabolic
• Equal

Nursing Mnemonics

7: Pulmonary Edema – treatment

Remember 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 uid off
• Oxygen – improve oxygenation
• Gases (Blood Gases ABGs) – asses respiratory status

8: Hypoxia – signs/symptoms

Remember RAT BED
Early Hypoxia:
• Restlessness
• Anxiety
• Tachycardia/ Tachypnea
Late Hypoxia:
• Bradycardia
• Extreme Restlessness
• Dyspnea

9: Asthma – management

Remember ASTHMA
• Adrenergic (Albuterol)
• Steroids
• Theophylline
• Hydration (IV)
• Mask (Oxygen)
• Antibiotics

10: Pupillary reaction

Remember PERRLA
• Pupils
• Equally
• Round and
• Reactive to
• Light and
• Accommodate

11: Moles – malignant assessment

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

12: Hypoglycemia-signs/symptoms

Remember TIRED
• Tachycardia
• Irritability
• Restless
• Excessive Hunger
• Diaphoresis/ Depression Sulfate

13: Cardiac Blood Flow

Toilet Paper My A**
• Tricuspid
• Pulmonic
• Mitrial
• Aortic

14: Cranial Nerves

Oh Oh Oh To Touch And Feel
Very Good Velvet AH!
• Olfactory
• Optic
• Oculomotor
• Trochlear
• Trigeminal
• Abducens
• Facial
• Vestibulocochlear
• Glossopharyngeal
• Vagus
• Accessory
• Hypoglossal

15: Hypertension – complications

Remember 4 C’s
• Coronary Artery Disease
• Coronary Rheumatic Fever
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Cerebral Vascular Accident

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