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# 1 A Med Math

### 1 A Med Math (Kg-g-mg-mcg)

Question | Answer |
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Which way do you move the decimal to go from a Larger unit to a smaller unit (mg-mcg)? | LmnopqrS Larger to Smaller the decimal moves in the direction of L-S. |

Rationale to which way you move the decimal to go Larger to Smaller units? | Think of L-S as it is in the alphabet LmnopqrS. Larger to Smaller the decimal would move 3 places towards the RIGHT in the direction of L-S. 1.kg=1000.g, 1.g=1000.mg, 1.mg=1000.mcg, 1.g=1000,000mcg |

The 1st factor needed to answer a medication math question is? | ”What is the question asking for?” That would be found as one of three options. 1.mls or mgs or tabs, 2.ml/hr or U/hr or gtt/min, 3.mg/kg/day or mcg/kg/min |

There are basically 3 types of math questions. What are they? | The 3 types of math; are Q's that ask for: 1.mls or mgs or tabs, 2.ml/hr or U/hr or gtt/min, 3.mg/kg/day or mcg/kg/min |

1Kg=_____g | 1Kg=1000g |

1g=______mg | 1g=1000mg |

1mg=____mcg | 1mg=1000mcg |

1L=_____ml | 1L=1000ml |

1dosage cup=___ml | 1dosage cup=30ml |

1Kg=____g | 1Kg=1000g |

1g=______mg | 1g=1000mg |

1mg=_____mcg | 1mg=1000mcg |

To go from a Larger unit to a Smaller unit which way do you move the decimal point? | (LmnopqrS)Larger unit to smaller unit move in the direction of L-S |

What is one easy way to remember which way you move the decimal point? | Trying to remember to move the decimal point "To the Left" or "To the Right" is confusing. (LmnopqrS)this helps remember that moving the decimal point in the direction from L-S is how you move from a Larger unit to a Smaller unit (1mg-1000mcg) |

What is another easy way to remember which way you move the decimal point? | Write the units (Kg-g-mg-mcg)just like this and that is the direction to move the decimal point. (1.Kg=1000.g) (.001Kg=1.g) from Kg to g the decimal moved 3 places toward the g. To move from g to Kg the decimal moved 3 places back towards the Kg. |

Do you need to learn all the conversions to go from smaller to larger? | No need to learn all the numbers in permanent memory for smaller to larger just know which direction to move the decimal and be familiar with what the numbers look like. |

Kg-g-mg-mcg To go from a Larger unit to a Smaller unit which way do you move the decimal point? | (Kg-g-mg-mcg)that is the direction you move the decimal point. (1.Kg=1000.g) (0.001Kg=1.0g=1g) |

0.001mg=____mcg | 0.001mg=1.0mcg (1.0mcg is the same as 1mcg) |

0.001g=______mg | 0.001g=1.0mg(1mg) |

0.001Kg=_____g | 0.001Kg=1.0(1g) |

Name a common household item that weighs close to a Kg. | A small bag of sugar =2 lbs. (1 Kg= 2.2 lbs.) |

Name a common household item that weighs 1g. | Small paper clip =1g. |

Created by:
pjc0023
on 2007-04-26