By Molly Lewis The antiarrhythmic drugs have always been a challenge for me. In fact, just spelling the word “antiarrhythmic“ correctly is hard enough! Here a few mnemonics to help you keep them straight! (And be sure to check out First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 book […]
By Molly Lewis In my last mnemonic, I taught you how to remember the 1st step treatment for acute CHF exacerbation. Now, here’s a trick to help you think through what might be causing your patient’s sudden deterioration! CHF exacerbation causes: ——– FAILURE ——–
By Molly Lewis When a patient presents to you with something as life threatening as a heart attack or acute heart failure, it can be hard to think clearly. Use these mnemonics to quickly remember what to do!
By Molly Lewis In my previous mnemonic post, I taught you the “CHIMPANZEES” mnemonic for the causes of hypercalcemia, but your patient is probably not going to come to you complaining of “hyperparathyroidism.” So, what will a patient with hypercalcemia come to see you for?
By Molly Lewis While nutritionists may tout the benefits of “three servings a day of milk, cheese, and yogurt,” having too much calcium in your blood does not end well! Excess dietary calcium is almost never the cause of hypercalcemia, though, so what does cause a patient’s calcium […]
By Molly Lewis For patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, the Ranson criteria can be used to predict which patients will have poor outcomes. The criteria look at a patient’s lab values, etc., when they are admitted and then again 48 hours later.
By Molly Lewis Anatomy has always been one of my favorite subjects, and I love using mnemonics to remember all the details! Here are three mnemonics for the facial nerve that I found really helpful.