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  1. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    know what conversion factors they are using.....here are some site with common ones

    Medical Calculations and Conversions
    Health Care: Common Conversion Factors

    Weight
    1 kilogram (kg) = 2.2 pounds (lb) = 1000 g
    1 lb = 454 g = .454 kg = 16 oz
    kg x 2.2-5 = kg
    lb x 0.454 = kg
    1 oz = 28.349 g
    1 g = 1000 mg
    oz = 28.349 = g
    g x 0.935 = oz

    Liquids
    1 oz = 30 milliliters (ml)
    1 tbsp = 3 teaspoons (tsp) = 15 ml
    1 tsp = 5 ml
    2 tbsp = 1 fl oz
    4 tbsp = 1/4 c = 2 oz
    1 ml = 1 cc
    1 cup (c) = 8 fl. oz = 16 tablespoons (tbsp) = 1/2 pt
    2 c = 16 fl oz = 1 pt = 1/2 qt
    4 qt = 1 gal
    1 L = 1000 ml

    Length
    1 m = 3.281 ft = 39.37 in.
    in. x 25.4 = mm
    in. x 2.54 = cm
    mm x 0.0394 = in.
    cm x 0.394 = in.
    ft x 0.305 = m
    m x 3.281 = ft
    m x 1.094 = yd
    yd x 0.914 = m
    Volume
    US fl gal x 0.833 = UK gal
    US fl oz x 1.041 = UK fl oz
    US fl oz x 29.572 = ml
    l (litre) x 1.056 = US fl qt
    US fl qt x 0.947 = l (litre)
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  2. Visit  morte profile page
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    Esme, apparently her/his book is using 500 ml per pint.....
    Quote from Esme12
    know what conversion factors they are using.....here are some site with common ones

    Medical Calculations and Conversions
    Health Care: Common Conversion Factors

    Weight
    1 kilogram (kg) = 2.2 pounds (lb) = 1000 g
    1 lb = 454 g = .454 kg = 16 oz
    kg x 2.2-5 = kg
    lb x 0.454 = kg
    1 oz = 28.349 g
    1 g = 1000 mg
    oz = 28.349 = g
    g x 0.935 = oz

    Liquids
    1 oz = 30 milliliters (ml)
    1 tbsp = 3 teaspoons (tsp) = 15 ml
    1 tsp = 5 ml
    2 tbsp = 1 fl oz
    4 tbsp = 1/4 c = 2 oz
    1 ml = 1 cc
    1 cup (c) = 8 fl. oz = 16 tablespoons (tbsp) = 1/2 pt
    2 c = 16 fl oz = 1 pt = 1/2 qt
    4 qt = 1 gal
    1 L = 1000 ml

    Length
    1 m = 3.281 ft = 39.37 in.
    in. x 25.4 = mm
    in. x 2.54 = cm
    mm x 0.0394 = in.
    cm x 0.394 = in.
    ft x 0.305 = m
    m x 3.281 = ft
    m x 1.094 = yd
    yd x 0.914 = m
    Volume
    US fl gal x 0.833 = UK gal
    US fl oz x 1.041 = UK fl oz
    US fl oz x 29.572 = ml
    l (litre) x 1.056 = US fl qt
    US fl qt x 0.947 = l (litre)
  3. Visit  Baubo516 profile page
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    I'm with Don1984 - I don't like it when they use 1 qt = 1,000 mL, but that's the equivalent that makes the 2nd problem work.
  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from morte
    Esme, apparently her/his book is using 500 ml per pint.....
    Oh...my bad....forget what I gave you. No wonder this poor student is confused.
  5. Visit  EmilyEmily profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    Oh...my bad....forget what I gave you. No wonder this poor student is confused.
    I dont need any pity. Just looking for a bit of help and clarification
  6. Visit  morte profile page
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    Em! Esme was taking responsibility for her perceived error. Have you sorted the issue of your book out now? I would like to know the name of the book, that way if we run into this issue here at AN again we can "solve" it much more quickly!
    Quote from EmilyEmily
    I dont need any pity. Just looking for a bit of help and clarification
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  7. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from EmilyEmily
    I dont need any pity. Just looking for a bit of help and clarification
    Uhm....no honey, I wasn't giving pity.....I gave different information confusing the situation even more. morte pointed it out to me. My goal is only to help. I never judge (well seldom judge) and I am always fair(always).

    I agree with Morte what is the name of the book so we can know how to help, and not further confuse, in the future.
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  8. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    It's every bit as absurd to say that 1 pint = 500 mL as it would be to say that pi = 3

    So now 1 gallon = 4 liters?
  9. Visit  morte profile page
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    precisely , which is why I want to know the name of the book! It should be trashed! ASAP!
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    It's every bit as absurd to say that 1 pint = 500 mL as it would be to say that pi = 3

    So now 1 gallon = 4 liters?
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  10. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
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    Intake and output is not math, it's arithmetic. No matter what the liquid is, you add the number of cc that went in (Intake, I) and the number of cc that came out (Output, O). That's pretty much it.

    If they want to know what the balance is, that means that you lok at the difference between intake and output.

    If there was more intake than output, the patient is in positive fluid balance (positive here is not necessarily a good thing-- it means a positive number, greater than zero). Do the subtraction.

    If output was greater than intake, that's a negative fluid balance (negative is sometimes a very good thing indeed, if someone was fluid-overloaded in the first place and you want him to pee out more than he takes in). Do the subtraction.

    Does this make it clearer for you?
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  12. Visit  senay profile page
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    one kg obtained in a patient, it's one liter retained
  13. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
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    Quote from senay
    one kg obtained in a patient, it's one liter retained
    That's "retained," but otherwise you are correct. And that 1 kg = 2.2lbs.

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