17 terms

1 kg

2.2 lbs

60 (65) mg

1 gr

1000 mL

1 qt

30 mL

1 oz

5 mL

1 t

15 mL

1 T

1 T

3 t

1 mL

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

Formula method of calculation

(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

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)

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

Step 2: Determine the dosage per hour

Step 3: Determine the IV flow rate by using the basic formula