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MAT101: Week 3 Assignment Details

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Week 3 Assignment: Measurement

Assignment Overview

The healthcare industry is comprised of a vast array of jobs, ranging from nursing assistants to

physicians. The metric system is the most widely used measurement system in the world: it is also the

primary measurement system used in the medical field. Professionals must have the ability to convert

units of measurement within and between the metric and US customary systems. They must also be

able to perform accurate calculations with measurements and express the results with the correct unit

notations.

Assignment Details:

Perform the following tasks:

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Complete the reading assignment before attempting this assignment.

Attend the instructor session to prepare for this assignment.

Review the scenario and respond to the questions that follow.

Use the Microsoft Equation Editor or similar tool for inserting mathematical equations and

symbols. Calculations must be free of mathematical errors.

• Responses to questions must have correct spelling and grammar.

• Submit Week 3 Assignment via Blackboard by clicking on the “Week 3 Assignment” link.

• Include the proper file naming convention: MAT101_wk3_assn_jsmith_mmddyyyy.

Scenario:

Molly is a medical assistant working at a clinic in a large metropolitan area. Currently, Molly is training

Sam, a new employee who has just joined the staff. Sam is taking classes in order to prepare for

admission to the medical assistant program at a local community college. Molly is helping Sam learn

some of the skills he will need as a medical assistant. Make sure to include the correct unit for each

answer.

1) Sam counted 12 liters of hand sanitizer in the storage cabinet. He fills the dispensers in seven of

the examination rooms as follows: 350 mL, 600 mL, 475 mL, 580 mL, 650 mL, 720 mL, and 500

mL.

Show work here

Final answer with units

a. How many total milliliters

did Sam use to fill the

dispensers?

b. After filling the dispensers,

how many liters of sanitizer

remain in the storage cabinet?

2) The clinic has 3 liters of flu vaccine on hand. Each flu shot consists of 5 milliliters of the vaccine.

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Show work here

Final answer with units

a. Sam needs to know how

many 5 milliliter flu injections

he can get from the 3 liter

container.

b. If the clinic gives 350 flu

shots this week, how many

liters of the vaccine will be

left?

3) Sam needs to refill the ammonium solution dispenser in one of the exam rooms with 1 liter 275

milliliters of the solution.

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Final answer with units

If he fills the dispenser from a

6 liter container, how many

liters of ammonium solution

will be left in the container?

4) Sam weighed and measured an infant at the clinic today. The baby weighed 8.5 kg and was

60.5 cm long. The baby’s mother wanted to know the baby’s weight in pounds and length in

inches. (Use the following conversion factors: 1 kg = 2.2 lb. and 1 in = 2.54 cm)

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Final answer with units

a. The baby weighs how

many pounds?

b. The baby’s length is how

many inches?

5) Sam gave the mother of the sick child a 16 fl oz bottle of liquid medication and told her the child

should take 30 mL twice a day. (Use the following conversion factors: 1 fl oz = 30 mL, 1 tbsp. =

15 mL)

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a. How many tablespoons is

one dose?

Final answer with units

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b. How many mL will the child

take in one day?

c. How many fl oz is this?

d. How many days will the

bottle of medication last?

Grading:

Grading Criteria

Points

Possible

Question #1

12

Question #2

12

Question #3

5

Question #4

12

Question #5

24

Total Points

65

Points

Earned

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