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1 g gram =

1,000 mg = 1,000,000 mcg

0.001 g

= 1 mg = 1,000 mcg

0.000001 g

= 0.001 mg = 1 mcg

1 kg =

1,000 g

1 L =

1,000 mL

0.001 L =

1 mL

1 m =

100 cm cm = 1,000 mm

2 T =

1 fl. oz.

1 cup =

8 fl. oz.

1 pt =

16 fl. oz = 2 cups

1 qt. =

2 pt = 4 cups = 32 fl. oz.

1 lb. =

16 oz.

1 t =

5 mL

1 T =

3t = 15 mL = 1/2 fl. oz.

1 fl. oz =

30 mL = 6 t

1 L =

1 qt = 32 fl. oz = 2 pt = 4 cups

1 pt =

16 fl. oz. = 2 cups

1 cup =

8 fl. oz. = 240 mL

1 kg =

2.2 lb

1 in =

2.5 cm

0.01 m =

1 cm = 10 mm

0.001 m =

0.1 cm = 1 mm

Dosage Formula

Dosage divided by Available times unit = dosage

Temperature conversion

Celsius = F-32 divided by 1.8 Fahrenheit = F ?

IV flow rate

Total mL divided Total h = mL/h or Total mL divided by Total minutes time 60 minutes/hour = mL/h or Volume (mL) divided by T (minutes) time C )gtt/mL) = R (gtt/min)

Short cut for flow rate

mL/h divided by drop factor constant

IM

intramusfcular

IV

intravenous

IV PB

intravenous piggyback

subcut

subcutaneous

SL

sublingual, under the tongue

ID

intradermal

GT

gastrostomy tube

NG

nasogastric tube

NJ

nasojejunal tube a

p.o.

by mouth, orally

p.r.

per rectum, rectally

a.c.

before meals

p.c.

after meals

ad. lib.

as desired, freely

p.r.n.

when necessary

stat

immediately, at once

b.i.d.

twice a day

t.i.d.

three times a day

q.i.d.

four times a day

min

minute

q.h.

every hour

q. 2h

every two hours

q. 3h

every three hours

q. 4h

every four hours

q. 6h

every six hours

q. 8h

every eight hours

q. 12h

every twelve hours

qs

quantity sufficient

NPO

nothing by mouth

tab

tablet

cap

capsule

noct

night

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