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1. How do you convert mL to L
• Divide the smaller unit of volume by 1000
• or move the decimal three places to the left

500mL / 1000=0.5L or 500=0.5L
2. How would you convert L to mL
Multiply L by 1000 or Move the decimal three places to the right

1.5L x 1000=1500mL or 1.500 =1500mL
3. To convert a larger unit of weight to a smaller one:
Multiply the larger unit of weight by 1000
4. Approximates:
Teaspoon
Tablespoon
Cup
• Teaspoon 5mL
• Tablespoon 15mL
• Cup 240mL
5. To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
• Subtract 32 then multiply by 0.555
• 98.6F -32 x 0.555 =36.9 (37C)
6. To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
• Multiply by 1.8 then add 32
• 37C x 1.8 + 32 = 98.6F
7. To determine the concentration of the drug that you have on hand
Total weight of the drug Divided by Total Volume in Milliliters = Weight per Milliliter

100mg (total weight) divided by 10mL (total volume) = 10mg/mL
8. To determine the the volume to be administered
Desired dose(mg) divided by concentration of drug on hand (mg/mL) = volume to be administered
9. The "six rights" of medication administration
• Right:
• Patient
• Drug
• Dose
• Route
• Time
• Documentation
10. What is the critical information you need to know about the drugs you carry:
• Indications
• Contraindications
• Therapeutic effects
• Side effects
• Appropriate dosages
 Author: Anonymous ID: 252713 Card Set: Medication Administration Updated: 2013-12-12 04:17:31 Tags: Medication Administration Folders: MEDIC,2013 Description: MEDIC 2013 Show Answers: