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