Hypercalcemia – Signs and Symptoms Nursing Mnemonic

GROANS, MOANS, BONES, STONES, OVERTONES

  • GROANS-Constipation
  • MOANS-Joint pain
  • BONES-Loss of calcium from bones
  • STONES-Kidney stones
  • OVERTONES-psychiatric overtones (confusion, depression)

Description

The BONES store the most calcium – remember these words that rhyme with BONES to help you remember possible signs and symptoms of hypercalcemia.

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