Test yourself on the conversion questions below. See how much you know [or don't know wink wink)
I'm not sure about you, but I always appreciate a quick knowledge check and confidence boost. Below you will find simple quizzes to (hopefully) start your morning on a positive note!
Section 1 Questions (quick knowledge)
- 1 teaspoon (tsp) = ___ milliliters (mL)?
- 1 killogram (kg) = ___ pounds (lbs)?
- 1 inch (in) = ___ centimeters (cm)?
- 65 inches = ___ feet (ft), ___ inches (in)?
Section 1 Answers
- 5 mL
- 2.2 lbs
- 2.54 cm
- 5 ft, 5 in
Section 2 Questions (these may require a basic calculator!)
- How many mL of Potassium Phosphate 3 mmol/mL stock solution will you need to prepare a 15 mmol IV bag? (mmol = millimole)
- If the same stock solution contains 4.4 mEq/mL of potassium, how much potassium will be in the 15 mmol IV bag? (mEq = milliequivalent)
- You need to prepare a 360 mg IV bag of gentamicin. You have a 800 mg/20mL stock vial. How many mL should you add to the bag of normal saline?
Section 2 Answers
- 5 mL of potassium phosphate solution
- 22 mEq of potassium
- 9 mL of gentamicin
Section 3 Questions (more quick knowledge)
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) = ___ tsp?
- 3 tsp = ___ mL?
- 1 ounce (oz) = ___ mL?
- 240 mL = ___ oz?
Section 3 Answers
- 3 tsp
- 15 mL
- 30 mL
- 8 oz
The questions above are common conversions I use in my day-to-day practice as a hospital pharmacist. Did I miss some that you frequently use or think every pharmacist should know? Drop them in the comment section below! I will repost our favorites on our Instagram page!