Systems of measurement True or False.txt

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1. 325 grains of aspirin is equal to 5 mg of aspirin
• False
• 325 mg of aspirin is equal to 5 grains
2. The units scruples and drams are used often in today's pharmacies.
False
3. Armour Thyroid 1 grain is equal to Armour Thyroid 65 mg
True
4. Grams is a measurement of weight in the apothecary system.
• False
• Grams is a measurement of weight in the metric system.
5. The metric system is the most common measurement system used in the pharmacy.
True
6. Liquids are measured in the metric units milligrams and grams.
• False
• Liquids are measured in the metric units milliliters and liters.
7. Most drug doses are given in grains.
• False
• Most drug doses are given in metric units grams, milligrams and micrograms.
8. The metric system of measurement is used in the processing of bulk medications.
• False
• The Avoirdupois system of measurement is used in processing bulk medications or prepackaged products.
9. The misplacement of decimals can cause severe medication errors.
True
10. Always place the number before the dosage unit abbreviation (10 mg NOT mg 10).
True
11. The absence of leading zeros never causes med errors.
False
12. You should place a zero to the right of the decimal place when you have a whole number.
• False
• Trailing zeros are a common place for med errors.
13. You should always use decimals to reflect fractions.
True
14. When dividing metric values by 100, move the decimal point two spaces to the right.
• False
• Move the decimal point two spaces to the left.
15. When multiplying metric values by 1000, move the decimal point two spaces to the right.
• False
• Move the decimal point three spaces to the right (count the number of zeros).
16. A household tablespoon is okay to use when measuring out a teaspoonful of liquid med for an adult.
False
17. Volumes don't vary much among kitchen spoons.
False
18. A calibrated dosing device should be used to measure out all liquid meds for kids.
True
19. Potassium is often measured in international units (IU).
• False
• Electrolytes like potassium, sodium and calcium are often measured in milliequivalents (1/1000 of the weight of the chemical substance).
20. A milliunit is equal to an international unit (IU).
• True
• International unit or milliunit is equal to one thousandth of a unit.
21. Vitamin D is often measured in milliequivalents (mEq).
• False
• Vitamin D and E are often measured in international units.
22. Heparin is often measured in milliunits.
• False
• Heparin is dosed in units per milliliter.
 Author: JeniLynn77 ID: 184792 Card Set: Systems of measurement True or False.txt Updated: 2012-11-21 14:01:07 Tags: measurement systems Folders: Description: Systems of measurement for pharmacy technician certification exam Show Answers: