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# Med Calc Conversions

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How many grams in a kilogram?
1000
How many milligrams in a gram?
1000
How many micrograms in a milligram?
1000
How many cc's in an ml?
1
How many ml in a cc?
1
How many drops (gtts) are there in a minum?
1
One drop (gtt) is how many minums?
1
How many gtts in an ml?
15 or 16
How many minums in an ml?
15 or 16
How many dr in a teaspoon?
1
How many minums in a gtt?
1
How many gtts in a minum
1
A gtt is a ______.
drop
1 minum = 1 ______.
1 minum = 1 drop
1 dram (dr) =
1 teaspoon
4 ml (adult)
5 ml (pediatric)
1 teaspoon (t) =
4 ml (adult) or
5 ml (pediatric) or
1 dram
How many mls in a dram?
4 (adult) or 5 (pediatric)
How many drams in a teaspoon?
1
How many mls in an ounce?
30
How many tablespoons (T) in an ounce?
2
One ounce (oz.) =
30 ml or 2 T
How many mls in a liter?
1000
How many ounces in a liter?
32
How many quarts in a liter?
1
How many mls in a quart?
1000
How many ounces in a quart?
32
How many ounces in a cup?
8
How many mls in a cup?
240
How many ounces in a pint?
16
How many mls in a pint?
480
How many mg in a gr?
60
how many grs in a gram (g)?
15
A gram is how many grains?
15
gr 1/2 = ______ mg.
30
gr 1/6 = ______ mg.
10
gr 1/150 = ______ mg.
0.4
gr 1/300 = ______ mg.
0.2
gtt is the abbreviation for...
drop
a cursive letter Z is the abbreviation for...
ounce or dram
oz is the abbreviation for...
ounce
dr is the abbreviation for...
dram
mcg is the abbreviation for...
microgram (1000th of a milligram)
SS is the abbreviation for...
1/2
g is the abbreviation for...
gram
gr is the abbreviation for...
grain
How many pounds is 1 kg?
2.2
In medication calculations, carry all answers to _______ (what decimal place?)
tenths
For drop or microdrop answers, round to _________.
a whole number (you can't have half a drop).
What two drugs are always rounded to hundredths?
Insulin and Heparin
For ml/hr, round to ________.
a whole number
Do not round pediatric calculations to tenths. Carry pediatric answers to hundredths and _____________.
drop (do not round) after two decimal places.
Example: 78.6799 = 78.67
Do not round until _________.
the final answer has been obtained.
What are the four exceptions to the First Rule of Rounding (carry all answers to tenths)?
1. Pediatric
2. Drop & Microdrop
3. ml/hr
4. Insulin & Heparin

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