# Conversions

 30 mL 1 oz 240 mL 8 oz, 1 cup 5 mL 1 tsp 15 mL 1 Tbs, 3 tsp 1 kg 2.2 lbs 1 grain (gr) 60-65 mg 480 grains (gr) 1 oz, 28.35 gm 1 minim (m) 1 drop (gtt), 0.06 ml 15-16 minims (m) 15-16 drops, 1 mL 1 dram (dr) 1 tsp, 5 mL 1/2 oz 1 Tbs, 15 mL 8 oz 1/2 pint, 1 cup, 240 mL 16 oz 1 pint, 2 cups, 480 mL 32 oz 1 quart, 2 pints, 4 cups, 960 mL 128 oz 1 gallon, 4 quarts, 8 pints, 16 cups, 3840 mL mcg-->mg-->g-->kg Divide by 1000 mcg<--mg<--g<--kg Multiply by 1000 1 kg = 2.2 lbs lb-->kg Divide by 2.2 lb<--kg Multiply by 2.2 mcL-->mL-->L-->kL In reverse Divide by 1000 Multiply by 1000 If your going from smaller to larger Divide If your going from laarger to smaller Multiply gtts Drops Drop factor number of drops per volume of IV fluid. Varies depending on the tubing used. Usually measured in gtts/mL Flow rate Measure of the flow of liquid from an IV. Usually measured in gtts/minute or mL/hour. gtts/minute is used for manually regulating an IV while mL/hour is used when utilizing an electronic IV regulator D Dextroseexample: D5W = 5% dextrose water W Water S Saline NS Normal saline RL or LR lactated ringer's Fluid Maintenance - necessary amount of fluid per day 0-10 kg = 100 mL/kg10-20 kg = 1000 mL + 50mL/each kg over 10 kg20-70 kg = 1500mL + 20mL/each kg over 20 kgover 70 kg = 2500 mL (adult requirement) Authorcbermudez3 ID93554 Card SetConversions DescriptionConversions Updated2011-07-20T22:49:36Z Show Answers