HCP 220 Week 3 Checkpoint Equivalent Measurements and Measurement Symbols

HCP 220 Week 3 Checkpoint Equivalent Measurements and Measurement Symbols

In addition to a patient’s weight and dose of medication, a pharmacy technician must have an understanding of the different systems of measurement to prevent medication errors while interpreting prescriptions. The following exercises provide opportunities for you to practice calculating equivalent measurements. Refer to Table 4-5 and Table 4-6 on p. 30 for abbreviations and symbols for ounce in both the apothecary and household systems. Although it is not noted in the text, one cubic centimeter (cc) is equivalent to one mL. For example, 5 cc = 5 mL, 3.1 mL = 3.1 cc, and so forth.

 

Resource: Ch. 4 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

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Calculateequivalent measurements within the metric system for the following exercises:

 

1.    2 mcg = ____ mg

2.    0.4 L = ____ mL

3.    100 mg = ____ mcg

4.    600 mg = ____ g

5.    3 kg = ____ g

6.    1 mm = ____ cm

7.    250 mL = ____ L

8.    125 mcg = ____ mg

9.    60 kg = ____ g

10. 500 mcg = ____ g

 

Complete the following exercises:

 

1.    Test Your Knowledge, p. 32: Problem 34 & 35

2.    Test Your Knowledge, p. 33: Problems 41, 63, & 64

 

Postyour work and answers to both sets of problems along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.