Fluid Conversions for the Nurse Assistant 1 ounce (oz) 30 cc 30 mL To convert (change) from ounces to cc or mL, do a multiplication problem! Remember! A glass is 8 oz 8 ounces (oz) 8 X 30 cc = 240 cc 240 mL Now, you try! 1. Convert the following to cubic centimeters (cc): 10 oz. 30 oz 45 oz 270 oz J.Wise, 2010 10 X 30 oz 300 oz If you need to change from ounces to cc or mL, just do the opposite—division! 300 cc 300 cc 30 = 10 ounces (oz) Now, you try! 2. Convert the following to ounces (oz): 30 cc 240 cc 90 cc 270 cc Real applications: 3. A patient is told to force fluids to 3 liters per day? How many milliliters (mL) should she drink? How many cc is that? [1 L = 1000 mL] [ mL = cc] Prepared infant formula comes in 1-liter cans. If an infant drinks 150 ml (cc) per feeding, how many feedings are in 1 can of formula [1 L = 1000 mL] [ mL = cc] J.Wise, 2010 4. During a 24-hour period, a patient receives 2 liters (L) of IV solution and drinks 2,400 cc of fluids. In the same period, he urinates or voids 3,100 cc of urine. [1 L = 1000 mL] [ mL = cc] a. What is his total intake of IV solution and fluids? [Hint: + ] b. How much more total intake did he have in cc than his total urine output? [Hint: - ] 5. A resident is on an Intake & Output record. During one day, she drinks 2 juice glasses of juice, 3 ½ glasses of water, 3 ¼ cups of coffee, and 1 ¾ large bowls of broth. Container Juice glass Water glass Large glass Small bowl Large Bowl Cup Coffee Pot Contents in cc 120 cc 180 cc 240 cc 100 cc 200 cc 180 cc 360 cc a. Using the conversions shown in the chart above, calculate her total oral intake in cubic centimeters. b. If she must have 1 L of fluid per day, how many more cc of fluid must she drink? [1 L = 1000 mL] [ mL = cc] 7. A resident drinks 1 ½ quarts of water, 3 cups of coffee, 12 tablespoons of broth, ¾ pint of milk, and 12 ounces of juice. What is the total intake in cc? [ 1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 8 ounces = ½ pint ] J.Wise, 2010

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