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Training Categorized: Medication Math

            Dopamine works in the body by binding to alpha 1 and beta 1 receptors to increase peripheral arterial and venous constriction and increase cardiac contractility and heart rate. Alpha 1 receptors are found in smooth muscle vasculature and control vasoconstriction. Beta 1 receptors are typically found in the heart and control inotropy and chronotropy. In lower doses (1-5 mcg/kg/min) it mostly affects the renal arteries and in larger doses (5-20 mcg/kg/min), it increases the inotropic and chronotropic effects on the heart and systemic vasoconstriction. This is important because in lower doses it does not affect cardiac contractility and may not...

Med Math 101: The Basics Everyone Should Know

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The Units of Measurement

In the EMS setting, we worry about three metric units of measurement…

  1. Grams (g) – weight
  2. Meters (m) – distance
  3. Liters (L or l) – volume

Attached to these units of measurement will be one of the following…

  1. Kilo – one thousand (1,000)
  2. Centi – one hundredth (.01)
  3. Milli – one thousandth (.001)
  4. Micro – one millionth (.000001)

Now let’s combine the two…

  • Kilogram (kg)
  • Gram (g)
  • Milligram (mg)
  • Microgram (mcg)
  • Centimeter (cm)
  • Liter (L)
  • Milliliter (ml)

Metric System Practice Problems

Tip: If you’re going from a...