Insulin Onset Peak Duration Mnemonic Nursing | Types of Insulin Nursing NCLEX Review

Insulin mnemonic for nursing students & nurses on how to remember insulin onset, peak, duration times of rapid acting insulin, short acting insulin, intermediate acting, and long acting insulin. Insulin mechanism of action depends on what type of insulin the nurse is injecting into the patient and how that particular insulin peaks in the system (along with the insulin medication’s onset and duration). During insulin peak times, the patient is at most risk for hypoglycemia.

Hey everyone it’s sarah thread sterner saurian calm and in this video i’m going to be going over in fun pneumonic specifically to help you remember those insulin peak times and what type of insulins are in each category like the rapid the short the intermediate and long so this video is part of a series of the diabetic series i’m going over for in clecs review so be

Sure to check out those videos a link should be popping up with the playlist that you can access those videos and also after this video be sure to take the free quiz so you can test your knowledge on how well you know this material ok so the biggest thing that really gets students i never got me during nursing school is remembering which insulins fall into certain

Categories and what are their onset peak and duration times well in nursing we have to get a little creative on how we remember things because there’s so much to remember so first let’s go over what insulins fall into each category good techniques to help you do this is write out the word insulin and we’re going to use each letter to correlate whether it’s rapid

Short intermediate or long now how can you remember that and rapid is the fastest and long types the longest so i like to remember ready set inject love because with diabetics were injecting them so um first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to use this word and we’re going to write out rapid so rapid is the first one it’s the fastest so rapid our next is

Short ready set so short and we use the s over here and we’re just going to separate these because this is going to do with rapids and this is going to deal with shorts and then the next is intermediates which are you’re like mph is humulin and the un in fluent is in the middle intermediate means middle so we’re going to write in humulin in because it’s mbh then

We’re just going to separate that from that and then the l those are our long-acting we’re just going to rock long to help us remember so now we have it separated into categories now let’s fill in which drugs fall into each category okay so human logs the logs like humalog and novolog those are our rapid so we have hume log and then we have no vlog so we have our

Rapids next and our shore acting all short acting insulins are your regular insolence so if it’s an insulin name and it ends and are like no valen are or humulin are that is regular short acting insulin so we’re just going to write he’s the orange short and right regular i’ll remember that and then humulin in those are our intermediate acting remember you was the

Middle of the word insulin so we know that’s intermediate and those are drugs that end in in and like nph and then our l for the long acting that is levy mirror and lantis so web amir and lantis now we have it by category that can help us understand it how i really recommend you learn this is watch this part of the video over and over get out your sheet of paper

And just fill it in yourself and it eventually clicks and whenever you’re going to go take your exam just hurry up and write it down so you can refer back to it whenever you’re answering those exam questions now the next big thing you have to remember about insulins are those onset peak and duration times the peak is the really big thing you want to pay attention

To and because this is when the patient is most at risk for hypoglycemia when that drug is peaking so to help us remember this we have i’ve developed these mnemonics i try to make the mnemonics go along with the nursing profession because if you can remember something that you can and relate with you will help you remember better so i’ve separated them too rapid

Short intermediate and acting each mnemonic the sentence the phrase is going to tell you whether it’s rapids short intermediate or long it’s going to tell you the onset the peak and the duration by the numbers in the pneumonic and they’re all in order so let me show you what they say okay rapid acting rapid acting the onset is 15 minutes the peak is 1 hour and the

Duration is 3 hours so remember this phrase 15 minutes feels like an hour during 3 rapid responses this tells us we’re dealing with rapid acting because rapid responses 15 is our onset an hour is our peak and 3 is our duration ok let’s look at the next one sure acting onset is 30 minutes peak is 2 hours duration is 8 hours remember the phrase short staff nurses

Went from 30 patients to 8 patients short remind you it is short acting 30 is the onset 2 is a peak and 8 is a duration okay next one intermedia acting onset of these drugs are 2 hours the peak is 8 hours the duration is 8 hours remember the phrase nurses play hero 2 8 16 year-olds okay the end and nurses the pee and play and age and hero that tells you that’s

Nph remember mph is your intermediate acting insulins 2 represents the onset 8 represents the peak and 16 represents the duration and the last one long acting you’re on sets of these this is actually the most easiest one to remember because there’s no peak and there’s only 2 new numbers you have to remember onset is 2 hours peak there is no peak with long-acting

Insulins and the duration is 24 hours so remember the phrase the two long nursing shifts never peaked but lasted 24 hours so we know we’re dealing with long acting because we’re long 2 is the onset there was no there’s no page was long-acting and 24 represents the duration so i hope that helps you remember the different types of insulin your patreon sets in your

Duration be sure to check out this up the other diabetic seri videos that i have and don’t forget to take that free quiz and thank you so much for watching and please consider subscribing to this youtube channel

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