# MedicationExam

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1. How many milligrams are in a grain?
1 grain = 60 mg (or 65 mg in select instances)
2. What is the LEAST accurate measurement system?
Household
3. How many mL in a teaspoon?
1 tsp = 5 mL
4. How many mL in 1 fluid ounce (fl oz)?
30 mL
5. How many Tablespoons in a fluid ounce?
2 T = 1 fl oz
6. How many ounces in a cup?
1 cup = 8 oz
7. How many cups in a pint?
1 pint = 2 cups
8. How many cups in a quart?
1 quart = 4 c
9. How many ounces in a pound?
1 pound = 16 oz
10. How many kilograms are in a pound?
1 pound = 2.2 kg
11. How many pounds are in a kilogram?
1 kg = .454 lb
12. What is the decimal conversion for "micro-"?
1 millionth, or 0.000001 (5 zeros)
13. What is the decimal conversion for "milli-"?
One thousandth, or 0.001 (2 zeros)
14. What is the decmial conversion for "centi-"?
One hundredth, or 0.01 (1 zeros)
15. What is the decimal conversion for "deci-"?
One tenth, or 0.1
16. What is the conversion for "kilo-"?
One thousand times base unit
17. How many centimeters in an inch?
1 inch = 2.54 cm
18. How many cc in a mL?
1 cc = 1 mL
19. How many mL in a liter?
1 Liter = 1000 mL
20. How many ounces in a quart?
1 quart = 32 oz
21. How do you convert from Farenheit (F) to Celsius (C)?
C = (F-32) * 5/9
22. How do you convert from Celsius (C) to Farenheit(F)?
F = (C x 9/5) + 32
23. What two common drugs are administered in units?
Insulin and heparin
24. How many units of insulin in 1 mL?
100 units/mL
25. What substance is typically administered in milliequivalents (mEq)?
Electrolytes
26. 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.
27. What acceptable abbreviation means "by mouth"?
PO
28. What acceptable abbreviation means by intranasal?
NAS
29. Don't use these symbols!
• &- use "and"
• @ - use "at"
• + - use "and"
• / - use "per"
30. What's a good guideline for abbreviations?
"When in doubt, write it out"
31. What abbreviation CAN be used for "hour"?
hr
32. What abberviation CAN be used for "daily"?
Q day
33. What abberviation CAN be used for "before meals"?
AC

• or
• __
• ac
34. What abberviation CAN be used for "after meals"?
PC, pc
35. What abberviation means "as desired"?
36. What abbreviation means twice per day?
bid
37. What abbreviation means "whenever there is a need"?
prn
38. What abbreviation means "every morning"?
qAM
39. What abbreviation means "every hour"?
qh
40. What abbreviation means "every X hours"?
qXh
41. What abbreviation means "nothing by mouth"?
NPO
42. What abbreviation means "give immediately"?
STAT
43. What abbreviations mean with? without?
• _
• with = c (with a line over it)
• _
• without = s (with a line over it)
44. What abbreviation means "no known allergies"?
NKA (or NKDA)
45. What abbreviation means "by rectum"?
pr
46. What abbreviation means "by vagina"?
vag
47. 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

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 Author: notton ID: 114012 Filename: MedicationExam Updated: 2011-11-02 19:46:19 Tags: 210B Medication administration conversion Folders: Description: Study questions for medication conversion, abbreviations, and terminology Show Answers:

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