## Module 4 Medications and Calculations

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# Module 4 Medications and Calculations

 Systems of Measurement with ConversionMetric system Apothecary system *Household system
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#### Definitions

Systems of Measurement with Conversion Metric system Apothecary system *Household system
Methods for Calculation Basic formula Ratio and proportion Fractional equation Dimension analysis
Metric System Preferred system for medication dosages. Decimal is based on multiples of 10 and fractions of 10.
*Basic Units of Measure: Weight = Gram,
Volume = Liter, Lenght = Meter
Metric System *Weight/Mass
*Volume
*Length
Apothecary System Grains (Aspirin and Acetaminophen may be ordered as grains.
Household System Basic Units
*Cut (c)
*Ounces (oz)
*Tablespoon (T)
*Teaspoon (tsp)
*Pint (pt)
*Quart (qt)
*1 cup = 8 ounces (oz)
*2 Tablespoons = 1 oz
*3 Teaspoons (tsp) = 1 Tablespoon (T)
*16 T = 1 cup
*2 Cups = 1 pint
*4 cups = 1 quart
Equivalents Between Systems *1gtt = 1 minim
*1mL= 15 gtt
*5mL= 1 tsp
*15mL = 1T (or 3 tsp)
*30mL = 1 oz
*240mL = 8 oz
*500mL = 1 pt
*1L = 1 qt or 32 oz
*1Lb = 16 oz
*1 Kg = 2.2 lb
*2.54 cm = 1 inch
Methods of Calculation Method 1: Basic Formula (BF)
Method 2: Ratio and Proportion (RP)
Method 3: Fractional Equation (FE)
Method 4: Dimensional Analysis (DA).

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