Talk:List of medical mnemonics

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Condensed T.O.C.[edit]

I tried to write this at the bottom of the page, but the archive tag is messing up the syntax, so I'm writing it here. Can somebody do something about the Table of Contents. There's no reason to have a separate sub header for each mnemonic. I wrote it that way, but I think it can be done better. Fix it if you would like or offer suggestions here. --WikiTryHardDieHard (talk) 20:35, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge with List of mnemonics for the cranial nerves[edit]

Merging this page to this worthy target presents an opportunity to display this medical education-related content in a single place. Whilst at the start it may somewhat overwhelm the article, centralising this information is useful, reduces duplication, and is also logically coherent... medical mnemonics includes those of the cranial nerves! (which contains additional mnemonics anyway) LT910001 (talk) 06:45, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Link for future inclusion[edit] --WikiTryHardDieHard (talk) 13:59, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

This link had close to 800 quality mnemonics. Please help me with adding them to this article. It's going to take a while.--WikiTryHardDieHard (talk) 19:57, 14 February 2015 (UTC) Here's another good link. --WikiTryHardDieHard (talk) 18:07, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Alphabetize headers and entries[edit]

There's a lot of mnemonics on this page. For better organzied, let's alphabetized each section and then each entry within that section. --WikiTryHardDieHard (talk) 19:45, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Irregular Formatting[edit]

I'd like to run through this page later to make the formatting of each acronym/mnemonic a little more standard. What form would y'all like? Bold letter followed by a space and the rest of the word/phrase or bold letter directly followed by the rest? FrostyBeep 20:27, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

What is the meaning of each mnemonic?[edit]

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Not being a medical expert myself, the mnemonic by itself is not enough: I need to know what it corresponds to. Some entries on this list explain it, such as PINS, but others don't - so for instance, once I can remember the letter sequence OOOTTAFAGVSH, what do they stand for? I know it is something to do with cranial nerves from the heading, but what are they? --Gronk Oz (talk) 08:00, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment, Gronk Oz. As stated, that mnemonic is to memorise the names of the cranial nerves. If you're wondering what those names are, check out the article cranial nerves. --LT910001 (talk) 11:14, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply, LT910001. I think perhaps I chose a poor example, because as you point out, there is a link to the cranial nerves. But that is not the case for many others. Some entries do explain what the list stand for, such as
  • RICE — Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation — for sprains and bruises
  • OPQRST — Onset, Provocation, Quality, Region, Severity, Time — symptom checklist
But others neither explain nor link, and just leave me wondering, such as:
  • Is Path Warm? — suicide risk factors
  • SOCRATES, a mnemonic used to evaluate characteristics of pain
Rather than forcing the reader to start an investigation for each such instance, I think it would be preferable if it could be explained, or linked, on this page. But like I said initially, I am not a medical expert, not even a student. I have been an advanded First Aider for about 30 years so I have perhaps a little more understanding than an average layman, but just enough to be frustrated when I bump up against the limits of my ignorance... --Gronk Oz (talk) 01:28, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Gronk Oz, I can see how this would be frustrating. To explain why we even have this

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