# ALH 1610 Dosage and calculations

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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

1,000 g

1,000 mL

1 mL

### 1 m =

100 cm cm = 1,000 mm

1 T

1 fl. oz.

8 fl. oz.

### 1 pt =

16 fl. oz = 2 cups

### 1 qt. =

2 pt = 4 cups = 32 fl. oz.

16 oz.

5 mL

### 1 T =

3t = 15 mL = 1/2 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

2.2 lb

2.5 cm

1 cm = 10 mm

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

intramusfcular

intravenous

### IV PB

intravenous piggyback

subcutaneous

### SL

sublingual, under the tongue

gastrostomy tube

nasogastric tube

### NJ

nasojejunal tube a

by mouth, orally

### p.r.

per rectum, rectally

before meals

### p.c.

after meals

as desired, freely

when necessary

### stat

immediately, at once

twice a day

### t.i.d.

three times a day

four times a day

minute

hour

every hour

every two hours

### q. 3h

every three hours

every four hours

every six hours

### q. 8h

every eight hours

### q. 12h

every twelve hours

before

after

with

without

every

### qs

quantity sufficient

water

nothing by mouth

drop

tablet

capsule

and

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