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)
This med is ALWAYS showing up throughout my nursing exams. I saw it most for the preferred/commonly prescribed to tx pediatric issues regarding Increased ICP (ex: Hydrocephalus) KNOW this drug!!
I always try to find patterns in the numbers (values to know)
You can look at this 1 of 2 ways… or both ways to really pound it in your head… Gotta love all the info we must pound into our brains haha:)
KNOW : NEWBORN P: 100-160 & R: 30-60
Then 1-11 months=10 so -10 gives you 100-150
1 to 3 years P 80-130
See what I’m doing?
And as I am trying to find a pattern bw the P & R… I notice
Respiration essentially decrease by 5’s
1-11 months 25-35
1-3 year 20-30
3-5 year 20-25
then looking at P r/t R:
@1-3 years P:80-130 R:20-30
From 1-11months P:100 drops by 20 to give you 80 for low range for age 1-3 year
and R:30 (age 1-3yr) is the high range for R and for Pulse which is 130
Idk if that helps
but this is how I attempt to memorize all the values