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Dosage and Calculations
Chapter 33
Clinical Medical Assistant
Heller

Define Apothecaries.

Basic math, replaced the metric system in the early 1900's

What is the primary method for measuring weight, volume, length, and medication in the world?

The metric system.

What is a decimal-based system, based on multiples of 10?

The metric system.

Do you use capital letters in the metric system?

only with "L"

Do you leave a space between a number and unit?

Yes. 3 mm, not 3mm

Per international convention, should there be commas in long numbers?

10 000 (not 10,000)

Do you mix unit abbreviations and spelled out units? How do you write it?

No, 75 mg/dL NOT/75 milligrams/dL

Do you include a zero before a decimal point for numbers less than 1?

Yes, 0.00875 (not .00875)

Do metric abbreviations have singular or plural versions?

No, 100mg (no "s" at the end)

The _________number always precedes the unit of measurement.

Arabic, 1 gram, 5 Liters

Gram is abbreviated g or gm, which is preferred

g

If the measurement is named after a person, is the abbreviation capitalized

yes, Celsius (C)

When rounding equations with liquids, you round to the nearest ____th when giving more than 1 mL.

10th

Round to the nearest ____th when giving less than 1 mL.

100th

When rounding liquids, round ______ 1-4.

down

When rounding liquids, round ______ 5-9.

up

When tablets are not scored, round to the nearest______ number of what is available.

whole

If tablets are scored, round to the nearest _______ or _____ tablet.

whole or half