Cancer – Early Warning Signs Nursing Mnemonic
- C-Change in bowel or bladder
- A-A lesion that does not heal
- U-Unusual bleeding or discharge
- T-Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere
- I-Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
- O-Obvious changes in wart or mole
- N-Nagging cough or persistent hoarseness
- U-Unexplained weight loss
- P-Pernicious Anemia
Cancer can sometimes be difficult to identify, but the earlier it is detected the better chance treatment will be effective.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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