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g. 80 mg = 240 mg
1/2 tsp
X ml
1 tsp = 1/2 tsp
5 ml
X ml
X = 2.5 ml
80 mg = 240 mg
2.5 ml
X ml
80 X = 600
X = 7.5 ml
h. 32.0 ml
i.
(1)
5 ml
(2) 330 mg/ml
2-36. SUMMARY OF ROUNDING RULES FOR MEDICATION CALCULATIONS
a. Express IV DRIP RATES in WHOLE NUMBERS.
b. Express TABLETS in WHOLE OR HALVES.
c. INJECTABLES should be rounded to TENTHS, except for HEPARIN AND
INSULIN, which are rounded to HUNDREDTHS.
d. P.O. LIQUIDS should be rounded to TENTHS.
e. Round KILOGRAMS to TENTHS.
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