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Nursing Skills Computation

1. Celsius to Farenheit = C x 1.8 + 32

2. Farenheit to Celsius = F - 32 / 1.8

3. How much fluid is lost if a person lost 1.8kg?


Answer: 1 Liter and 800 ml

Rationale: 1 Liter of fluid is equal to 1kg


1ml is equal to 1 gram

4. 1cc = 1ml

5. 1kg = 2.2lbs

6. 1 foot = 12 inch
1 inch = 2.54 cm
100 cm = 1 m

Ex. Client 6 ft and 8 inch. Compute in centimetre and meter.

6ft 12 inch = 72 inch


1ft

72 inch + 8 inch = 80 inch

80 inch 2.54cm = 203.2 cm
1inch

203.2 cm 1m___ = 2.032 m
100cm

Ex: 5 ft 8 inch
145 lbs

a. kg: 65.90 kg
145 / 2.2 = 65.90 kg

b. cm: 172.72 cm

c. m: 1.73 m

d BMI = kg__ = kg__ = 65.9 kg = 65.9 kg = 22.33 or 21.9 = Normal BMI


m2 m2 (1.72)2 2.95

BMI: ↓ 20 = underweight
20 – 25 = Normal
↑ 26 = overweight
7. How many tablespoon (tbsp) in 30 teaspoon (tsp)
1 tbsp = 3tsp
1 tbsp = 15 ml
1 tsp = 5ml

Ex: 30 tsp 1 tbsp = 30 tbsp = 10 tbsp


3 tsp 3

8. How many cc in 23 tsp?


23 tsp 5 cc_ = 115 cc
1 tsp

9. 1 gm = 15 grain
1 grain = 65 ml

Ex: 5 gms Nitroglycerin → gr?


5 gms 15 gr_ = 75 gr
1gm