3.4. Metric system


 

Metric system – a decimal system of standard weights and measures using the:

  • milligram (mg);
  • gram (g or gm);
  • kilogram (kg);
  • milliliter (ml);
  • liter (l)… among others.

        Note: a cubic centimeter (cc) is the same amount as a milliliter (ml) –or– 1 cc = 1 ml

        Household system – a system based on common, though not standard, measuring devices:

  • teaspoon and tablespoon can be different sizes.

        Equivalents that must be learned:

  •     1 tsp. = 5 cc = 5 ML   
  •     3 tsp. = 1 Tbsp = 15 cc = 15 ML = 1/2 OUNCE   
  •     2 Tbsp = 30 cc = 30 ML = 1 oz

 

Measuring devices.

  Medication cap.                                                    Spoon

 

              Oral syringe                                                  Oral dropper.