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Format, Style, and Punctuation 

Format, Style, and Punctuation

Chapter:
Units of Measure
Author(s):

Phil B. Fontanarosa

and Stacy Christiansen

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date: 29 June 2016

The format, style, and punctuation guidelines generally apply for SI reporting but also are used for reporting most values in conventional units. | SI reporting style uses exponents rather than certain abbreviations, such as cu and sq. | The same symbol is used for single and multiple quantities. Unit symbols are not expressed in the plural form. | Units of measure are treated as collective singular (not plural) nouns and require a singular verb.To control the patient’s fever, 500 mg of acetaminophen was [not were] administered at the time of admission and 1000 mg was required 4 hours later. |

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