Measurement and Conversion 2

Sep 15th, 2015
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Question description

Converting within the Metric System

You have been hired as the new Lab Manager for your local hospital. As manager you must ensure that the Doctors have all the medications they require and in the correct dosages. You are in charge of the following drugs/medications: Losartan, Atenolol, Metformin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Protocol A, and Protocol B. On your first day at your new job you are given the supply list for you medications. On this list is the quantity of the supplies on hand. Your new supervisor wishes you to reorganize the list to include the original quantity/units to a new list of quantities and different units.

Original List of Drugs and Quantities

1) Losartan: 5000 dekagrams

2) Atenolol: 2500 milligrams

3) Metformin: 5500 hectograms

4) Hydrochlorothiazide: 6000 kilograms

5) Protocol A: 7000 deciliters

6) Protocol B: 4200 kiloliters

New list: Convert each of the above into the indicated unit

1) Losartan to centigrams

2) Atenolol to micrograms

3) Metformin to kilograms

4) Hydrochlorothiazide to milligrams

5) Protocol A to microliters

6) Protocol B to kiloliters

Follow up questions:

7) The range for doses for Losartan per day is 25 – 100 milligrams. What would be the corresponding range for doses using micrograms?

8) If an epidemic hits town, would the Hospital have enough Losartan on hand to give 20,000,000 people a dose of 75 milligrams each? Explain your answer.

Part 2: Impact Question Provide an example, or examples, of how the concepts covered in this assignment could be applied in life or future career choices other than in cooking or medicine. The answer should show sufficient thought, effort, and research.

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