# Need help with syringe test question?

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I know it makes me sound slow and dumb but oh well.

If a med reads give 150mg that equals 0.15ml correct?

How is this drawn up on a 3ml syringe?

If the bevel is at 1 1/2 wouldn’t that be 1.5ml and not 0.15ml?

Thanks

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On 4/23/2020 at 9:47 PM, mzsuccess said:

I know it makes me sound slow and dumb but oh well.

If a med reads give 150mg that equals 0.15ml correct?

How is this drawn up on a 3ml syringe?

If the bevel is at 1 1/2 wouldn’t that be 1.5ml and not 0.15ml?

Thanks

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On 4/23/2020 at 9:47 PM, mzsuccess said:

If a﻿﻿ med reads give 150mg that equals 0.15ml correct?

It depends on the concentration of the medication. The syringe does not affect that.

On 4/23/2020 at 10:15 PM, mzsuccess said:

How﻿ is this drawn﻿ up on a 3ml syr﻿inge﻿﻿﻿﻿﻿﻿?

You can not accurately draw up a dose of 0.15 ml in a 3 ml syringe.

On 4/23/2020 at 10:15 PM, mzsuccess said:

If the﻿ bevel is at 1 1/2 woul﻿dn’t that be 1.5ml and no﻿t 0.15ml?

Not sure what you mean by the “bevel” bit if the stopper is at the 1.5 mark that is, indeed, 1.5 ml.

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:34 PM, Wuzzie said:

I know it makes me sound slow and dumb but oh well.

If a med reads give 150mg that equals 0.15ml correct?

How is this drawn up on a 3ml syringe?

If the bevel is at 1 1/2 wouldn’t that be 1.5ml and not 0.15ml?

Thanks

Hey

It’s for a depo shot it says to administer 150mg that’s it.

150mg equals 0.15mls right.

Why would my instructor have me use this syringe?

I’m sorry if I’m sounding slow. My instructor told me the 1.5ml spot is correct but I’m not understanding.

I didn’t mean bevel thanks for catching

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4 minutes ago, mzsuccess said:

150mg﻿ equals 0.15m﻿ls right﻿.﻿

Maybe, maybe not. What is the concentration of medication per ml. In other words, how many mg of medication per ml of fluid? The concentration has absolutely nothing to do with the syringe size.

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:46 PM, Wuzzie said:

Maybe, maybe not. What is the concentration of medication per ml. In other words, how many mg of medication per ml of fluid? The concentration has absolutely nothing to do with the syringe size.

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:40 PM, mzsuccess said:

Hey

It’s for a depo shot it says to administer 150mg that’s it.

150mg equals 0.15mls right.

Why would my instructor have me use this syringe?

I’m sorry if I’m sounding slow. My instructor told me the 1.5ml spot is correct but I’m not understanding.

I didn’t mean bevel thanks for catching

Did the question have a picture of the medication?
if the side to be administered is 150mg. You will need to draw up 150mg from the vial. But you need to know what the concentration of the medication.

For instance- If the vial says it was 150mg/ml. That would mean you would draw up 1ml.

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:59 PM, NewEnglandRN16 said:

Did the question have a picture of the medication?
if the side to be administered is 150mg. You will need to draw up 150mg from the vial. But you need to know what the concentration of the medication.

For instance- If the vial says it was 150mg/ml. That would mean you would draw up 1ml.

On 4/23/2020 at 11:02 PM, mzsuccess said:

This is the box that it comes in.
Everyone is getting the 1.5mls as 0.15ml.

I’m not understanding where to draw up at all.

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Just now, mzsuccess said:

Can you post the actual question?  Because you posted the stock photo. Not every concentration on med is the same. And you said the instructor said it would be 1.5ml which isn’t possible with the concentration you are posting.

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Just now, NewEnglandRN16 said:

Can you post the actual question?  Because you posted the stock photo. Not every concentration on med is the same. And you said the instructor said it would be 1.5ml which isn’t possible with the concentration you are posting.

This is the concentration, just giving you an example. But this is what it read.

Sorry if it’s confusing.

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It tells you the answer on the picture of the box. 150mg/ml which means In 1ml there is 150mg. You will draw up 1ml to get the full 150mg.

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If it's 150mg/ ml (the concentration) and you have to give 150 mg then you give 1 ml