# Pharmacy Technicians:

CheckPoint: Equivalent Measurements and Measurement Symbols
In addition to a patient’s weight and dose of medication, apharmacy technician must have an understanding of the differentsystems of measurement to prevent medication errors whileinterpreting prescriptions. The following exercises provideopportunities for you to practice calculating equivalentmeasurements. Refer to Table 4-5 and Table 4-6 on p. 30 forabbreviations and symbols for ounce in both the apothecary andhousehold systems. Although it is not noted in the text, one cubiccentimeter (cc) is equivalent to one mL. For example, 5 cc = 5 mL,3.1 mL = 3.1 cc, and so forth.
 Resource: Ch. 4 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext
 Show all of your calculations in a Microsoft® Word document,using Equation Editor.
 Calculate equivalent measurements within the metric system forthe following exercises:
1. 1 mcg = ____ mg
2. 0.2 L = ____ mL
3. 100 mg = ____ mcg
4. 500 mg = ____ g
5. 1 kg = ____ g
6. 1 mm = ____ cm
7. 150 mL = ____ L
8. 125 mcg = ____ mg
9. 70 kg = ____ g
10. 500 mcg = ____ g
 Identify the symbols used for measurement in the followingexercises:
1. Test Your Knowledge, p. 32: Problem 12
2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 33: Problems 43, 45, 48, & 59
 Post your work and answers to both sets of problems as anattachment.

CheckPoint: Equivalent Measurements and Measurement Symbols
In addition to a patient’s weight and dose of medication, apharmacy technician must have an understanding of the differentsystems of measurement to prevent medication errors whileinterpreting prescriptions. The following exercises provideopportunities for you to practice calculating equivalentmeasurements. Refer to Table 4-5 and Table 4-6 on p. 30 forabbreviations and symbols for ounce in both the apothecary andhousehold systems. Although it is not noted in the text, one cubiccentimeter (cc) is equivalent to one mL. For example, 5 cc = 5 mL,3.1 mL = 3.1 cc, and so forth.
 Resource: Ch. 4 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for PharmacyTechnicians: A Worktext
 Show all of your calculations in a Microsoft® Word document,using Equation Editor.
 Calculate equivalent measurements within the metric system forthe following exercises:
1. 1 mcg = ____ mg
2. 0.2 L = ____ mL
3. 100 mg = ____ mcg
4. 500 mg = ____ g
5. 1 kg = ____ g
6. 1 mm = ____ cm
7. 150 mL = ____ L
8. 125 mcg = ____ mg
9. 70 kg = ____ g
10. 500 mcg = ____ g
 Identify the symbols used for measurement in the followingexercises:
1. Test Your Knowledge, p. 32: Problem 12
2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 33: Problems 43, 45, 48, & 59
 Post your work and answers to both sets of problems as anattachment.

CheckPoint: Equivalent Measurements and Measurement Symbols
In addition to a patient’s weight and dose of medication, apharmacy technician must have an understanding of the differentsystems of measurement to prevent medication errors whileinterpreting prescriptions. The following exercises provideopportunities for you to practice calculating equivalentmeasurements. Refer to Table 4-5 and Table 4-6 on p. 30 forabbreviations and symbols for ounce in both the apothecary andhousehold systems. Although it is not noted in the text, one cubiccentimeter (cc) is equivalent to one mL. For example, 5 cc = 5 mL,3.1 mL = 3.1 cc, and so forth.
 Resource: Ch. 4 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for PharmacyTechnicians: A Worktext
 Show all of your calculations in a Microsoft® Word document,using Equation Editor.
 Calculate equivalent measurements within the metric system forthe following exercises:
1. 1 mcg = ____ mg
2. 0.2 L = ____ mL
3. 100 mg = ____ mcg
4. 500 mg = ____ g
5. 1 kg = ____ g
6. 1 mm = ____ cm
7. 150 mL = ____ L
8. 125 mcg = ____ mg
9. 70 kg = ____ g
10. 500 mcg = ____ g
 Identify the symbols used for measurement in the followingexercises:
1. Test Your Knowledge, p. 32: Problem 12
2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 33: Problems 43, 45, 48, & 59
 Post your work and answers to both sets of problems as anattachment.

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