# Quick INTAKE / OUTPUT question

by CaliforniaRNnow (Member)

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I'm having a little trouble on calculating INTAKE AND OUTPUT.

So pudding, jello, and ice cream are all liquid at room temperature and if it says 8 ounces of any of those 3, you would enter it into the intake calculation as exactly 8 ounces, right?

And ice is the only one you would count as half (so if it says 8 ounces, you would say it's really 4 ounces)?

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happy2learn works as a Employed at a Level 1 Trauma Center.

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We did not measure in ounces, we measured in mL. Check your policy.

For mL, you would have to multiply it by 30 to get the correct mL amount.

240mL

My bad! I totally meant 30. LOL!

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3,977 Visitors; 185 Posts

We did not measure in ounces, we measured in mL. Check your policy.

For mL, you would have to multiply it by 3 to get the correct mL amount.

24mL

Ok well say it's 240 mL. Would 240 mL of Jello be considered 240 mL in the actual intake calculation?

And if it's 240 mL of ice, would be it counted as 120 mL in the intake calculation?

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happy2learn works as a Employed at a Level 1 Trauma Center.

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Ok well say it's 240 mL. Would 240 mL of Jello be considered 240 mL in the actual intake calculation?

And if it's 240 mL of ice, would be it counted as 120 mL in the intake calculation?

Yep! Just add them together for the total.

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3,977 Visitors; 185 Posts

Yep! Just add them together for the total.

I appreciate it!!