NUR1020, Dimensional Analysis

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1. 1tsp
How many ml are in one tsp ?
5 ml
2. 1 tbsp
How many ml, tsp, are in one tbsp. ?
15 ml or 3 tsp.
3. 1 oz
How many ml, tsp., tbsp. are in 1 oz?
30 ml, 6 tsp., 2 tbsp.
4. How many g in one kg?
1000 g in 1 kg
5. How many mg in 1 g ?
1000 mg in 1 g
6. How many mcg in one mg?
1000 mcg in 1 mg
7. how is heparin ordered and given?
How do you round heparin results
heparin is ordered in units but given in ml.
8. how is insulin ordered and given?
insulin is ordered in units and given in units
9. how do you round medication results except heparin ?
Always round to the nearest tenth, heparinis always rounded to the nearest hundreth
10. how do you transform kg to pounds and other way round ?
• kg x 2.2 = lbs
• lbs/2.2=kg
11. how many ml are in one liter ?
1L = 1000 ml
12. Why is it very important to calculate and give the right amount of heparin and insulin ?
The wrong dosage of these meds can be fatal !
13. What is a typical answer/solution when it comes to IM
• usually 3 ml or less
• very rarely 8 ml
14. what is a typical solution for oral liquid med?
30 ml or less
15. what is a typical solution when it comes to tablets ?
around 3 tablets or less
16. what about pills that are scored?
POTENTIAL to be broken in two halfs.
17. Q.D.
each day
18. b.i.d.
twice a day
19. t.i.d.
three times a day
20. q.i.d.
4 imes a day
21. prn
• as needed
• e.g. pain, allergy, sleep meds
22. Hs
hours of sleep /bed time
23. SQ / Sc
subcutanious
24. IM
intramascular
25. ID
26. IV
intravenous
27. Cap
capsule
28. Tab
tablet
29. gtt
• drops
• e.g. in eye or IV drops
30. Supp
suppository (german: Zaeppfchen)
31. D/C
discontinue
32. h or hr
hour