Easy Math Conversion Help

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    Can anyone help with an easier way to learn conversions in pharmacology? One friend said she learned how to do this by a rhyme but doesnt remember it. Please help. Thanks so much.

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    Hi Diana - not sure what you mean by pharm conversions ... do you mean mcg to mg to g - that kind of thing? Easy - you're moving the decimal point 3 places each time. Converting grains to mg -- think of a clock. 60mg = 1 grain, 15mg = 1/4 grain, etc.

    Hope this helps?
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    Quote from DianainFlorida
    Can anyone help with an easier way to learn conversions in pharmacology? One friend said she learned how to do this by a rhyme but doesnt remember it. Please help. Thanks so much.
    1. Go to this site for metric conversion:
    http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8517/Quiz/quiz.htm
    2. Click on help under Metric Conversions
    I just do mnemonics for the order of the units. Has never failed me.
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    That's a great site!!! Thanks for the info, I start back to school tomorrow and I am NOT a math wiz!!!



    Quote from TaeKwonDoRN
    1. Go to this site for metric conversion:
    http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8517/Quiz/quiz.htm
    2. Click on help under Metric Conversions
    I just do mnemonics for the order of the units. Has never failed me.
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    Quote from TaeKwonDoRN
    I just do mnemonics for the order of the units. Has never failed me.
    Can you share your mnemonics for the order of the units with us? I checked at www.medicalmnemonics.com for metric conversion mnemonics, but could not find any.

    THANKS!
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    Quote from LouisianaNurse2006
    Can you share your mnemonics for the order of the units with us? I checked at www.medicalmnemonics.com for metric conversion mnemonics, but could not find any.

    THANKS!
    I was in sales and my managers name was mary Kaye, so it'll probably only work for me but here goes: mary -- Kaye Hugs DUDe Clearly Making --Money

    Mary (Mega)
    (Space)
    (Space)
    Kaye (Kilo)
    Hugs (Hecto)

    D = next 3, read as DUDe (Deka)
    U = (Unit)
    D (deci)

    Clearly (centi)
    Making (Milli)
    (Space)
    (Space)
    Money (micro)
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    Quote from DianainFlorida
    Can anyone help with an easier way to learn conversions in pharmacology? One friend said she learned how to do this by a rhyme but doesnt remember it. Please help. Thanks so much.
    Our rhyme is
    King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Full Of Microorganisms
    (Kilo)(Hecta)(Deca)(Basic) (Deci) (Centi) (Milli)(space)(space)(Micro)
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