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Measurements and Conversions

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alchemist04's version from 2018-04-12 16:14

Step 1

MeasurementConversion
1 gallon (gal)4 quarts (qt) or 8 pints
1 quart (qt)2 pints (pt)
1 pint (pt)2 cups
1 cup8 fluidounces (fl oz)
1 fluidounce (oz)2 tbsp (T)
1tbsp3 tsp (15 mL)
1 tsp5 mL
I pound (Lb)16 ounces (oz)
1 yard (yd)3 feet (ft)
1 ft12 inches ( in or ")
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step 2

MeasurementConversion
1 inch2.54 cm
1 pint 473 mL or 16 oz
1 oz30 mL or 28.4g
1 kg2.2 lb
1 grain65 mg
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Step 3 BSA (Body Surface Area)

BSA formula for adult (m^2)Equation
BSA with H in cm and Wt in kgSquare root of ((H*W)/3600)
BSA with H in inches and Wt in LbSquare root of ((H*W)/3131)
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Step 4 Thermometry

Temperature scaleConversion
F(C * 1.8) + 32
C(F - 32) * 0.56
9C5F -160
5F9C + 160
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Step 5 Pharmacy Abbreviations and Meanings

AbbreviationMeaning
CHFCongestive Heart Failure
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPChest Pain
MIMyocardial Infarction or heart attack
szseizure
uguntil gone
ut or udas directed
WAwhile awake
acbefore meal
pcafter meal
sw/o
cwith (c food, with food)
statimmediately
MRmay repeat
NTEnot to exceed
ATCaround the clock
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Step 6 Pharmacy Abbreviations and Meanings cont.

AbbreviationMeaning
aaof each
osleft eye
odright eye
ouboth eyes
altalternating
asleft ear
adright ear
auboth ear
ADRadverse drug reaction
NKAno known allergy
NDKAno know drug allergy
sulfa-SO2 constituent, sulfa
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Step 7 Roman numerals

Roman/symbolnumber
L50
XC90
C100
D500
M1000
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