Bacterial Endocarditis – Symptoms Nursing Mnemonic

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BE JOAN OF ARC

  • B-Blood culture positive
  • E-Echo evidence of vegetation
  • J-Janeway lesion
  • O-Oslers node
  • A-Aneurysm (mycotic); Abuse(substance)
  • N-Nephritis
  • O-Other predisposing heart condition
  • F-Fever
  • A-Arterial emboli
  • R-Roth’s spot; Rheumatoid factor
  • C-Culture positive not meeting major criteria

Description

The major and minor criteria of endocarditis