Quote from Sirena922
Can someone please help me with this, I'm not sure how to do medication conversions, I'm not sure if I'm even describing it right. How do you do conversions, or memorize them.
425mg equals how many grams?
1.5 Ounces equals how many mililiters?
Gr.1/4 equals how many milligrams (mg)?
Whats the formula if any in doing conversions of medications? I don't remember how to convert from grams, mililiters etc. Please help.
Do you have a book you are using? Are you trying to learn this on your own or is this for a class? I only ask because these are the most basic things you learn, they are quite easy once you practice a few. If your trying to learn on your own, the first thing you need to do is memorize the basic equivelents
1. how to get from mg to grams. your dividing so you move decimal 3 places to the left. 425mg =.425grams
2. 1.5oz = ?ml you set these problems up using dimensional analysis
you memorize how many oz=1ml 30ml=1oz then you set the problem up using that equivalent.
1.5oz X (unit you are converting to this case 30ml)divided by the 1oz
the oz cancel and your left with 45ml
3. same thing witht the grains to mg gr1= 60mg. use dimensional analysis to solve.
gr 1/4X 60mg/gr1 =
the key here is to memorize your equivelants once you do that every problem is the same.