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Posts tagged "Mnemonic"

*****************UNDERSTANDING IVF’s*********************

great lil’ mnemonic site I just found!!! check it out

PINWORM—A$$ment and Pharm Treatment..Mnemonic



1. Eggs are deposited on perianal folds.
2. Eggs may be ingested when people touch their mouth after they scratch their perianal area (autoinfection) or after handling contaminated clothes or other objects (eg, bed linens, curtains, carpeting); handling contaminated objects may also cause a few eggs to become airborne and thus ingested.
3. After eggs are ingested, they travel to the small intestine, where they hatch, releasing larvae.
4. The adult worms establish themselves in the cecal lumen.
5. At night, gravid females migrate outside the anus and lay eggs as they crawl on the skin of the perianal area.
SOURCE




THE “SCOTCH TAPE TEST”

*Note pt is BENDing over for “Tape Test”

TREATMENT 
Mebendazole (ME-BEND-azole)
HAHA, Get it? and for the “azole” ending I (bc I’m weird) think of pasta.. so spaghetti noodles=pinworms)

Mode of Action
Mebendazole inhibits the formation of the worms’ microtubules and causes the worms’ glucose depletion.
 Indications and Usage for Mebendazole
Mebendazole tablets are indicated for the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm),Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (common roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale (common hookworm), Necator americanus (American hookworm) in single or mixed infections.
Efficacy varies as a function of such factors as preexisting diarrhea and gastrointestinal transit time, degree of infection, and helminth strains. Efficacy rates derived from various studies are shown in the table below:
Contraindications
Mebendazole is contraindicated in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Warnings
There is no evidence that Mebendazole, even at high doses, is effective for hydatid disease. There have been rare reports of neutropenia and agranulocytosis when Mebendazole was taken for prolonged periods and at dosages substantially above those recommended.
Precautions
General
Periodic assessment of organ system functions, including hematopoietic and hepatic, is advisable during prolonged therapy.
Information for Patients
Patients should be informed of the potential risk to the fetus in women taking Mebendazole during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester (See Pregnancy).
Patients should also be informed that cleanliness is important to prevent reinfection and transmission of the infection.
Drug Interactions

Preliminary evidence suggests that cimetidine inhibits Mebendazole metabolism and may result in an increase in plasma concentrations of Mebendazole.


 

PINWORM—A$$ment and Pharm Treatment..Mnemonic

pinwormlife

1. Eggs are deposited on perianal folds.

2. Eggs may be ingested when people touch their mouth after they scratch their perianal area (autoinfection) or after handling contaminated clothes or other objects (eg, bed linens, curtains, carpeting); handling contaminated objects may also cause a few eggs to become airborne and thus ingested.

3. After eggs are ingested, they travel to the small intestine, where they hatch, releasing larvae.

4. The adult worms establish themselves in the cecal lumen.

5. At night, gravid females migrate outside the anus and lay eggs as they crawl on the skin of the perianal area.

SOURCE

THE “SCOTCH TAPE TEST”

*Note pt is BENDing over for “Tape Test”

TREATMENT

Mebendazole (ME-BEND-azole)

HAHA, Get it? and for the “azole” ending I (bc I’m weird) think of pasta.. so spaghetti noodles=pinworms)

Mode of Action

Mebendazole inhibits the formation of the worms’ microtubules and causes the worms’ glucose depletion.

Indications and Usage for Mebendazole

Mebendazole tablets are indicated for the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm),Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (common roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale (common hookworm), Necator americanus (American hookworm) in single or mixed infections.

Efficacy varies as a function of such factors as preexisting diarrhea and gastrointestinal transit time, degree of infection, and helminth strains. Efficacy rates derived from various studies are shown in the table below:

Contraindications

Mebendazole is contraindicated in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Warnings

There is no evidence that Mebendazole, even at high doses, is effective for hydatid disease. There have been rare reports of neutropenia and agranulocytosis when Mebendazole was taken for prolonged periods and at dosages substantially above those recommended.

Precautions

General

Periodic assessment of organ system functions, including hematopoietic and hepatic, is advisable during prolonged therapy.

Information for Patients

Patients should be informed of the potential risk to the fetus in women taking Mebendazole during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester (See Pregnancy).

Patients should also be informed that cleanliness is important to prevent reinfection and transmission of the infection.

Drug Interactions

Preliminary evidence suggests that cimetidine inhibits Mebendazole metabolism and may result in an increase in plasma concentrations of Mebendazole.

 

"A Silly-Act, no eyeBROWs"

A pt with Celiac Disease= no Barley,Rye, Oats, Wheat”

The WITHDRAWAL mnemonic is a useful aid to recognizing and remembering the clinical symptoms of withdrawal.26

Withdrawal

Irritability

Tremors

Hyperactive, high pitched cry, hypotonia

Diarrhea, disorganized suck

Respiratory distress, rhinorrheoa

Apnoeic attacks

Weight loss

Alkalosis – respiratory

Lacrimation

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theloneliestgod:

Just found this website today after reading an article from Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking With Einstein which I highly recommend to anyone who’s interested in memory/learning. 

Memrise is dedicated to helping its users begin to learn new languages by using simple memory tricks to embed vocabulary into their minds. Based on mnemonic devicesusers are given vivid imagery( although it works best if you create your own) that establishes a connection between the unique image and the word it is to be associated with. 

I suggest anyone who has a few minutes of procrastination, so basically all of you, to go give it a try sometime. 

 

Thought a funny way to remember “Mongolian Spots.” Of course it does require you to have a Hx of watching the Golden Girls!

NEWBORN SKIN ASSESSMENT

Differentiating Hemorrhagic Areas (severe bruising) from Mongolian Spots

  • Blanch the skin with 2 fingers

  • If the skin color blanches, it is Mongolian Spots (blue-brown bruising)

  • If the skin doesn’t blanch, it is petechiae or ecchymosis
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If the central circulation is adequate, the blood supply should return quickly when the skin is blanched with a finger. Blue hands and nails are poor indicator of oxygenation in NB. The nurse should assess the face & mucus membranes for pinkness reflecting adequate oxygenation

Patch of purple-black or blue-black color distributed over coccygeal and sacral regions of infants of African-American or Asian descent. Notmalignant. Resolves in time. Theygradually fade during the first or second year of life. They maybemistaken for bruises and should bedocumented in the NB¶s chart