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By: Diana Blum MSN
Ordered by units of 10
Liter and gram are basic units
Metric: decimal system, most logically organized.
Each unit is organized into units of 10. In X the decimal moves to the “R”; in division it moves “L”
Basic measurement=meter(L), liter(volume), gram(weight)
To convert units of measurement within the apothecary or household system, must know the equivalent.
What did the MD order? (desired quantity)
What do I have on hand? (dose available)
What conversion factor (conversion
do I need? factor)
To decide which equivalent measure should be in the numerator and which should be in the denominator, look at the units of measure in the desired quantity.
Desired quantity x Dose available X Conversion (if factor needed) = Amount to Administer
This is a simple formula that uses ratio and proportions which will help you both correctly set up and solve dosage calculation problems
Desire dose X Amt on hand = Amt to give
Demerol 50 mg ordered comes in 100 mg vial in I cc