Metric conversions

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    Hi!

    I am taking the NET on Saturday. Does anybody have a quick way to memorize metric conversions (milli and centi...)

    Thanks
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    Are you wanting to convert from milli to centi, or wanting to convert from metric to english etc?
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    I was looking thorough the book I have and there seemed to be alot of questions dealing with solutions that as nurses we would have to compute on the job. I know one question was dealing with ml's. I guess I really want to know who to compute this types of problems with the metric system.
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    If I understand you the conversions you want would be
    1000 ml in a liter
    1000 mg in a gram
    5 ml in a teaspoon
    15 ml in a tablespoon
    by the way 1ml = 1cc
    2.2 lbs per kilogram
    1000 micrograms per milligram

    Here is a site that gives common metric to metric conversions
    http://tls.vu.edu.au/SLS/slu/Science...rsionIntro.htm
    Another
    http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/convers.html ( I like this one and it has quizzes and tutorials on math for meds)
    another
    http://www.tostepharmd.net/pharm/cli...asurement.html
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    Tracy,

    I took the NET test last Tuesday and back in August (my school used a new version, so we had to retake even though we passed) and I didn't have any conversions on my test. That's not to say that yours won't, but on my two different versions, I didn't. Which was a good thing since I am currently enrolled in Chemistry and we just learned the conversions last Wednesday!!! Good luck on the NET~

    Laura
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    to convert grams(g) to grains(gr) multiply number of grams by 15
    1g=15gr

    to convert grains(gr) to grams(g) divide number of grains by 15
    15gr=1g

    to convert grams to milligrams multiply the number of grams by 1000.(you can also move the decimal poing of mg 3 places to the right)1g=1000mg

    to conver milligrams(mg) to grams(g) divide the number of milligrams by 1000( you can also move the decimall point of the mg 3 places to the left)
    1000mg=1g

    to convert grains to milligrams multiply the number of grains by 60
    1gr=60mg

    to convert milligrams to grains divide the number of milligrams by 60
    60mg=1gr

    to convert ounces(oz) to milliliters(mL,cc) multiply the number of ounces by 30
    1oz=30mL/cc

    to convert milliliters(mL/cc)to ounces divide the number of milliters by 30
    30mL/cc=1oz

    to convert liters to ounces multiply the number of liters by 32
    1L=32oz

    to convert ounces to liters divide the number of ounces by 32
    32oz=1L

    i hope this helps to me it is the quickiest way to learn it

    Good luck
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    When I took my NET exam that was not on there; it's just basic math. Very basic math.
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    Quote from heygirl
    When I took my NET exam that was not on there; it's just basic math. Very basic math.
    I'm thinking the same thing; my NET didn't have anything but basic math; some decimals and fractions, but no conversions.


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