Learning by heart in cardiac care

Red heart with heartbeat logoToday I had to go to the GP for an electrocardiogram.  When placing the arm and leg electrodes, the nurse said to herself "Ride Your Green Bike" and explained to me that it was a mnemonic for Red, Yellow, Green, Black, which is the order in which the colour-coded electrodes are placed clockwise (from her point of view), starting with the right arm and finishing with the right leg.

After writing about memorisation yesterday, it was gratifying to find learning by heart of value in the care of my heart.

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