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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
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
To convert a larger unit of weight to a smaller one:
Multiply the larger unit of weight by 1000
Approximates:
Teaspoon
Tablespoon
Cup
Teaspoon 5mL
Tablespoon 15mL
Cup 240mL
To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
Subtract 32 then multiply by 0.555
98.6F -32 x 0.555 =36.9 (37C)
To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
Multiply by 1.8 then add 32
37C x 1.8 + 32 = 98.6F
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
To determine the the volume to be administered
Desired dose(mg) divided by concentration of drug on hand (mg/mL) = volume to be administered
The "six rights" of medication administration
Right:
Patient
Drug
Dose
Route
Time
Documentation
What is the critical information you need to know about the drugs you carry:
Indications
Contraindications
Therapeutic effects
Side effects
Appropriate dosages
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Author:
Anonymous
ID:
252713
Filename:
Medication Administration
Updated:
2013-12-12 04:17:31
Tags:
Medication Administration
Folders:
MEDIC,2013
Description:
MEDIC 2013
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