Nursing Mnemonics and Acronyms (Respiratory, Endocrine, and Nervous Systems)

nursing mnemonics and acronyms

 1. Dyspnea Causes — 6 P’s.

dyspnea causes nursing mnemonics

Dyspnea is a subjective experience characterized by uncomfortable breathing, and is usually a sign of respiratory disorder. Typical causes of dyspnea can be remembered with the 6 P’s: Pump failure, Pulmonary embolus, Pulmonary bronchial constriction, Possible obstruction from a foreign body, Pneumonia, and Pneumothorax.


2. Cranial Nerves 1.0.

cranial nerves nursing mnemonics

Cranial nerves are nerves that are directly connected to the brain and the brain stem. Information exchanged between the brain and other regions of the body pass through the cranial nerves. They can be remembered using the mnemonic “OLympic OPium OCcupies TROubled TRIathletes After Finishing VEgas Gambling VAcations Still High.”


3. Cranial Nerves 2.0.

cranial nerves nursing acronym

If you want to know what the cranial nerves’ functions are–whether they are sensory, motor, or both–you can use the mnemonic “Some Say Marry Money But My Brother Says Bad Business Marry Money”.


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3. Nursing Mnemonics and Acronyms (Acid-Base, Fluids, and Electrolytes)

4. Nursing Mnemonics and Acronyms (Cardiovascular System)

5. Nursing Mnemonics and Acronyms (Nursing Pharmacology)