Nursing Formulas and Conversions


Drugs and Dosage
Formulas and Conversions


	Volume
	60 minims    =   1 dram       =  5cc  =  1tsp
	4 drams      =   0.5 ounces   =  1tbsp
	8 drams      =   1 ounce 
 	16 ounces    =   1pt.
	32 ounces    =   1qt.

	
	Weight                                                        
	60 grains  = 1dram                           1/60 grain=1mg
	8 drams    = 1 ounce                          15 grains=1g
	12 ounces  = 1 lb. (apothecaries')             2.2 lbs.=1kg

	Household          Apothecary 
	1tsp     =         1 dram
	1tsp     =         60 gtts (drops)
   	3tsp     =         0.5 ounce
	1tbsp    =         0.5 ounce

	Household                   Apothecary                   Metric
	1tsp=5cc                     1fl.dram=4cc               5cc=1tsp
	3tsp=1tbsp	             4drams=0.5oz               15cc=1tbsp
	1tbsp=0.5oz or 15cc          8drams=2tbsp(1oz)          30cc=2tbsp(1oz)
	2tbsp=1oz or  30cc           16minims=1cc               1cc=16minims
	                             1pt.=16oz or 480cc         500cc=0.5L or 1pt.
		                     1qt=32oz or 960cc          1000cc=1L or 1qt.

	Temp. Conversion
	C= F-32/1.8    
	F= 1.8*C-32	     

IV Calculations
example iv calc.
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