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210B Medication administration conversion
Study questions for medication conversion, abbreviations, and terminology
are in a
1 grain =
mg (or 65 mg in select instances)
What is the LEAST accurate
How many mL in a teaspoon?
1 tsp = 5 mL
How many mL in 1 fluid ounce (fl oz)?
How many Tablespoons in a fluid ounce?
2 T = 1 fl oz
How many ounces in a cup?
1 cup = 8 oz
How many cups in a pint?
1 pint = 2 cups
How many cups in a quart?
1 quart = 4 c
How many ounces in a pound?
1 pound = 16 oz
How many kilograms are in a pound?
1 pound = 2.2 kg
How many pounds are in a kilogram?
1 kg = .454 lb
What is the decimal conversion for "micro-"?
1 millionth, or 0.000001 (5 zeros)
What is the decimal conversion for "milli-"?
One thousandth, or 0.001 (2 zeros)
What is the decmial conversion for "centi-"?
One hundredth, or 0.01 (1 zeros)
What is the decimal conversion for "deci-"?
One tenth, or 0.1
What is the conversion for "kilo-"?
One thousand times base unit
How many centimeters in an inch?
1 inch = 2.54 cm
How many cc in a mL?
1 cc = 1 mL
How many mL in a liter?
1 Liter = 1000 mL
How many ounces in a quart?
1 quart = 32 oz
How do you convert from Farenheit (F) to Celsius (C)?
C = (F-32) * 5/9
How do you convert from Celsius (C) to Farenheit(F)?
F = (C x 9/5) + 32
What two common drugs are administered in units?
Insulin and heparin
How many units of insulin in 1 mL?
What substance is typically administered in milliequivalents (mEq)?
What must you do FIRST when calculating tablet dosage?
Convert desired dose & dose of tablets on hand to the SAME UNITS.
* Note - it's often easier to convert to the SMALLER unit to help get rid of decimal point confusion.
What acceptable abbreviation means "by mouth"?
What acceptable abbreviation means by intranasal?
Don't use these symbols!
&- use "and"
@ - use "at"
+ - use "and"
/ - use "per"
What's a good guideline for abbreviations?
"When in doubt, write it out"
What abbreviation CAN be used for "hour"?
What abberviation CAN be used for "daily"?
What abberviation CAN be used for "before meals"?
What abberviation CAN be used for "after meals"?
What abberviation means "as desired"?
What abbreviation means twice per day?
What abbreviation means "whenever there is a need"?
What abbreviation means "every morning"?
What abbreviation means "every hour"?
What abbreviation means "every X hours"?
What abbreviation means "nothing by mouth"?
What abbreviation means "give immediately"?
What abbreviations mean with? without?
with = c (with a line over it)
without = s (with a line over it)
What abbreviation means "no known allergies"?
NKA (or NKDA)
What abbreviation means "by rectum"?
What abbreviation means "by vagina"?
What are the six "rights" of med admin?
1. Right patient
2. Right medication
3. Right dose
4. Right time
5. Right route
6. Right documentation