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Apothecary/Household/Metric Equivalents

 

Liquid
oz     mL minim     mL
1 = 30 45 = 3
1/2 = 15 30 = 2
15 = 1
dram     mL 12 = 0.75
2 1/2 = 10 10 = 0.6
2 = 8 8 = 0.5
1 1/4 = 5 5 = 0.3
1 = 4 4 = 0.25
3 = 0.2
others 1 1/2 = 0.1
1 min (minum) = 1 gtt (drop) 1 = 0.06
1T (tablespoon) = 15mL 3/4 = 0.05
1t (teaspoon) = 5mL 1/2 = 0.03
 1 ml = 1 cc
Weight
grain     mg grain     mg
15 = 1000 1/4 = 15
10 = 600 1/6 = 10
7 1/2 = 500 1/8 = 8
5 = 300 1/10 = 6
4 = 250 1/15 = 4
3 = 200 1/20 = 3
2 1/2 = 150 1/30 = 2
2 = 120 1/40 = 1.5
1 1/2 = 100 1/60 = 1
1 = 60 1/100 = 0.6
3/4 = 45 1/120 = 0.5
1/2 = 30 1/150 = 0.4
1/3 = 20 1/200 = 0.3
1/250 = 0.25

  

List of Common Drug infusions and How They Are Given

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Medication Dosage
Aminophylline 0.5 - 0.7 mg/kg/hr
Amrinone 5 - 15 mcg/kg/min
Amiodarone 0.5 mg/min x 24hrs
Bretylium 1 - 2 mg/min
Diltiazem 5 - 15 mg/hr
Dobutamine 2 - 20 mcg/kg/min
Dopamine 1 - 20 mcg/kg/min
Epinephrine 2 - 10 mcg/min
Esmolol 0.05 mg/kg/min
Isoproterenol 2 - 10 mcg/min
Labetalol 2 - 8 mcg/min
Lidocaine 30 - 50 mcg/kg/min or
2 - 4 mg/min 
Magnesium Sulfate 0.5 - 1 g/hr x 24 hrs
Nitroglycerin 10 - 20 mcg/min
Nitroprusside 0.1 - 5 mcg/kg/min
Norepinephrine 0.5 - 30 mcg/min
Procainamide 1-4 mg/min

References

Many of the formulas used in the calculators were obtained from:

    Munday, L. D., & Curren, A. M. (1990). Math for meds:  Dosages and solutions. (6th ed.). San Diego, CA: Wallcur Inc.

    Nagelhout, J. J., & Zaglaniczy, K., L. (2001). Nurse anesthesia (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

    Nagelhout, J. J., Zaglaniczy, K., L., & Haglund, V., L. (2001). Handbook of nurse anesthesia (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

Drug information obtained from:

    American Heart Association. (1997). 1997-99 Handbook of emergency cardiovascular care for healthcare providers. Dallas, TX: Author.

    Chohan, N., Doyle, R. M., & Johnson, P. H. (Eds.). (1999). Nursing 2000 drug handbook. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation.

    Miller, R. D. (Ed.). (2000). Anesthesia. (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone.

    Morgan, G. E., Jr., & Mikhail, M., S. (1996). Clinical anesthesiology. (2nd ed.). New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill

Note:   

This page is intended for educational purposes. The author of this page has carefully checked that the dosage information on this page is accurate and in accord with the standards accepted at the time this page was printed. Readers are advised, however, to check the product information currently provided by the manufacturer to be certain that changes have not been made in the recommended dose. The author cannot be responsible for misuse or misapplication of the material on this page.

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