Conversions

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Conversions
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  1. 30 mL
    1 oz
  2. 240 mL
    8 oz, 1 cup
  3. 5 mL
    1 tsp
  4. 15 mL
    1 Tbs, 3 tsp
  5. 1 kg
    2.2 lbs
  6. 1 grain (gr)
    60-65 mg
  7. 480 grains (gr)
    1 oz, 28.35 gm
  8. 1 minim (m)
    1 drop (gtt), 0.06 ml
  9. 15-16 minims (m)
    15-16 drops, 1 mL
  10. 1 dram (dr)
    1 tsp, 5 mL
  11. 1/2 oz
    1 Tbs, 15 mL
  12. 8 oz
    1/2 pint, 1 cup, 240 mL
  13. 16 oz
    1 pint, 2 cups, 480 mL
  14. 32 oz
    1 quart, 2 pints, 4 cups, 960 mL
  15. 128 oz
    1 gallon, 4 quarts, 8 pints, 16 cups, 3840 mL
  16. mcg-->mg-->g-->kg
    Divide by 1000
  17. mcg<--mg<--g<--kg
    Multiply by 1000
  18. 1 kg = 2.2 lbs
    lb-->kg
    Divide by 2.2
  19. lb<--kg
    Multiply by 2.2
  20. mcL-->mL-->L-->kL

    In reverse
    Divide by 1000
  21. Multiply by 1000
  22. If your going from smaller to larger
    Divide
  23. If your going from laarger to smaller
    Multiply
  24. gtts
    Drops
  25. Drop factor
    number of drops per volume of IV fluid. Varies depending on the tubing used. Usually measured in gtts/mL
  26. Flow rate
    Measure of the flow of liquid from an IV. Usually measured in gtts/minute or mL/hour. gtts/minute is used for manually regulating an IV while mL/hour is used when utilizing an electronic IV regulator
  27. D
    • Dextrose
    • example: D5W = 5% dextrose water
  28. W
    Water
  29. S
    Saline
  30. NS
    Normal saline
  31. RL or LR
    lactated ringer's
  32. Fluid Maintenance - necessary amount of fluid per day
    • 0-10 kg = 100 mL/kg
    • 10-20 kg = 1000 mL + 50mL/each kg over 10 kg
    • 20-70 kg = 1500mL + 20mL/each kg over 20 kg
    • over 70 kg = 2500 mL (adult requirement)

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