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

Multiply by 1000
21. If your going from smaller to larger
Divide
22. If your going from laarger to smaller
Multiply
23. gtts
Drops
24. Drop factor
number of drops per volume of IV fluid. Varies depending on the tubing used. Usually measured in gtts/mL
25. 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
26. D
• Dextrose
• example: D5W = 5% dextrose water
27. W
Water
28. S
Saline
29. NS
Normal saline
30. RL or LR
lactated ringer's
31. 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)
 Author: cbermudez3 ID: 93554 Card Set: Conversions Updated: 2011-07-20 22:49:36 Tags: Conversions Folders: Description: Conversions Show Answers: