Need help with a conversion...

  1. I can not figure this out, any help would be appreciated!! OK, how do you convert millileters to milligrams or vise versa...in my opinion, they would be equal in measurement...am I totally off?
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  3. by   joyflnoyz
    Quote from Osborne55
    I can not figure this out, any help would be appreciated!! OK, how do you convert millileters to milligrams or vise versa...in my opinion, they would be equal in measurement...am I totally off?

    Milliliters is a LIQUID measurment, milligrams is weight.
    MLS and CCs are the same..

    Can you post the problem?
  4. by   JentheRN05
    joyflnoyz is totally right, mg = weight, mL = liquid.
    You'd have to post the problem for us to help you.
  5. by   hrtprncss
    Hello...

    please remember that you can convert gms of weight to cc of fluid or vice versa.... in simple water form it is 1 cc to 1 gram that is the conversion factor.

    If you wanna get more technical then...Milliliters into Grams: Multiply the specific gravity of the substance by the number of milliliters, to obtain the weight in grams.


    hrtprncss
  6. by   RN Zeke
    Still using cc's, thought that was outdated? Plus confusing!
  7. by   clickme
    Hey everybody, i'm not sure how to do the greeting thing. i'm trying for an introduction, "Hello". i am enrolled in excelsior college, now ready to do my CPNE. Is there anyone in Metro Denver in my situation, i would like a practice buddy for the skills stuff. Thanks. Clickme brenda.
  8. by   jnette
    Quote from clickme
    hey everybody, i'm not sure how to do the greeting thing. i'm trying for an introduction, "hello". i am enrolled in excelsior college, now ready to do my cpne. is there anyone in metro denver in my situation, i would like a practice buddy for the skills stuff. thanks. clickme brenda.
    hi there clickme ! and welcome to allnurses !

    you might try posting this in the "distance learning" forum .. scroll through the various forums at the bottom of the page until you find distance learning.. lots of excelsior and cpne discussions there. hope that helps !
  9. by   MissJoRN
    Not something that you run into too much in general nursing education but you will find that 1 m = 1 mg (again this is based on the weight of water) Doesn't seem like practical knowledge, does it? Well, we use to when we measure baby diapers to calculate I&O or when we weigh operative sponges during cases with a lot of bleeding to help us measure estimated blood loss (EBL) I've also used it when constituting a certain med on a gram scale.

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