# Conversions and Drug Calculations

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2.2 lbs

1 gr

1 qt

1 oz

1 t

1 T

3 t

1 cc

### Smaller to larger units

3 decimals to the left or divide by 1000

### Larger to smaller units

3 decimals to the right or multipy by 1000

(D/H) x Q = X

### Calculations based on weight

Drug dose x weight (kg) = patient's dose

### Calculating IV Flow Rate (mL/hr)

Amt of Solution/Hrs to infuse = mL/hr

### Calculating IV Flow Rate (gtt/min)

[Amt. of solution to be given (mL) X Drop factor (gtt/mL)] / Total minutes IV will run

### IV Push Administration of Medication

(D/H) x Q = X
then
Amt of Solution/Hrs to infuse = mL/hr

### Calculating Dosages Based on mg/min OR mg/hr (Basic Formula)

Step 1: Determine the dosage per hour (Amt of Solution/Hrs to infuse = mL/hr)
Step 2: Determine the IV flow rate by using the basic formula ((D/H) x Q = X)

### Calculating Dosages Based on mcg/kg/min (Basic Formula)

Step 1: Convert the client's weight to kg
Step 2: Determine the dosage per hour
Step 3: Determine the IV flow rate by using the basic formula

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