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Conversions and Drug Calculations

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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
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