Quote from onlyj
i'm only in level 1 and i have an exam coming up for my basic concepts/fundamentals of nursing class. my professor gave us a blueprint on how many questions on each topic will be on the exam. she mentioned that there will be 2 questions on intake and output where we will need a pen or pencil. i'm assuming we will be calculating but i'm not sure what she was talking about. we didn't have a lecture on it, but does anyone know what she may be possibly talking about on calculating intake/output?? or questions on that topic? she usually asks us nclex style questions
What course are you in? Fundie's typically coveres I&O extensively...along w/other "basic" care."
I&O is all in and out - reglardless of cath or not. You use a 'hat' or a 'catch' when they output. All fluids...i.e. IV & PO are ordered & calculated in most cases mL's...you may have to calculate cc's to mL's as follows:
1 cc = 1 cubic centimeter
1 ml = 1 milliliter
The prefix milli means 1/1000th.
One liter is defined as the volume of a 10 cm cube.
10 x 10 x 10 = 1000 cc.
If 1 ml is 1/1000 of a liter, and one liter is 1000 cc, then:
1 /1000 x 1000 = 1.
1 cc = 1 ml.
Sooooo easy - 'most' facilities have computer systems that calculate - you just verify/administer/DOCUMENT if they are an I&O!