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1

Pounds to kilograms

2.2lb = 1kg

Simple way to convert is by diving the value in half and then subtraction 10% of that value from that value.

2

mLs to drips

1ml = 15gtts

Various options for IV drips:
- 10gtts/ml
- 20gtts/ml
- 60 drips/ml (microdripper, most commonly used for pediatric cases)

3

Metric prefixes

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Kilo, Hecto, Deca, deci, centi, milli
1000, 100, 10, 0.1, 0.01, 0.001

4

%

= grams per 100ml

50% concentration would indicate 0.5g/ml or 500mg/ml
1% concentration of propofol would indicate 10mg/ml

5

Cubic centimeters (CC) to ml

1cc = 1ml

6

Ratios

Ratios come in the form of grams per ml

1:1000 concentration of epinephrine indicates 1g of epinephrine in 1000ml solution, or 1mg/ml

7

Drug infusions

Often administered at /kg/ and delivered by the pump at ml/hr