Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 08 2014

Miosis and Mydriasis Mnemonic

There are only a few high yield ophthalmology topics on the boards, and distinguishing pupil size is one of them. Keeping the medical terms straight for constriction and dilation of the pupil can be difficult.

Here is a mnemonic to help:

MIosis is pInpoint pupils

MyDriasis is Dilated pupils

References: “Miosis.” Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. …

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Mar 01 2014

How to Replace Electrolytes

Electrolyte replacement is one of the first things new interns learn when they start on their inpatient rotations. It is very easy to just order the electrolyte replacement protocol and forget about replacing the electrolyte abnormalities. However, it is important to know what you are ordering and understand how to replace these electrolytes on your …

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