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Medical Math Conversion Chart

 

Abbreviations

·        inch (“ or in)

·        foot (‘ or ft)

·        yard (yd)

·        teaspoon (t or tsp)

·        tablespoon (T or tbsp)

·        ounce (oz)

·        cup (C)

·        pint (pt)

·        quart (qt)

·        ounce (oz )

·        pound ( lb )       

 

 

§        Gram (g or gm) measures mass or weight

§        Liter (L) measures volume or liquid

§        Meter (m) measures length or distance

 

Kilo  =       thousands        1000 times                 

Centi          =hundredths        =       1/100

Milli  =      thousandths =     1/1000

 

Length

 

1 meter = 100 centimeters

1 meter = 1000 millimeters

10 millimeters  = 1 centimeter

1 inch  = 2.5 centimeters

39.4 inches = 1 meter

 

Volume for Fluids

 

1 mL = 1 cc

1 tsp  = 5 mL

1 tbsp = 15 mL

1 oz = 30 mL

1 pt = 500 mL

1 qt = 1000 mL = 1 qt

 

 

Weight

 

1 gram = 1000 milligrams

1 kilogram  = 1000 grams

 

 

Weight Conversion

 

1 kilogram  = 2.2 pounds

1 pound  = 16 ounces

 

 

Temperature

 

Celsius to Fahrenheit (0C x 1.8) + 32 = 0F       

Fahrenheit to Celsius  (0F – 32) ÷ 1.8 = 0C

 

 

24 Hour Clock

Hours are numbered from 0-24.  No need to use a.m. or p.m. designations.  For example:

 

1 am        =   0100

3:30 am   =   0330

10 am      =   1000

12 noon   =   1200

2:30 pm   =   1430

8 pm        =   2000

10:15 pm =   2215

12 MN      =   2400

 

Roman Numerals

  1

V =   5

X  =  10

L   =   50

C  =  100

D  =   500

 

 

 



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