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1 Health Occupations Education Mrs. Rose
Military Time Health Occupations Education Mrs. Rose

2 Time 12 hours are on a clock 24 hours are in a day
AM – stands for ante meridiem, Latin for before noon or midday PM – stands for post meridiem, Latin for afternoon or middday

3 In a health care setting, it is important that time be stated in clear and concise way.
Time will indicate When treatment is going to be done When medication is to be administered How long procedures will last When vital signs were taken When meals will be served

4 Military Time The military services were the first to use the 24-hour clock Always expressed in four digits with no colons used to separate hours and minutes Always use a 0 to complete the for-digit number ex –0300 instead of 300

5 State time in hundreds; not thousands
3:00 am – zero three hundred hours 10:00 pm – twenty-two hundred hours (not two-thousand and two hundred hours)

6 The 24-hour clock eliminates confusion between AM and PM hours

7 Conversions from civilian to military time
If the time is AM in civilian time, place a zero at the front and use no colons when the time is 1-9 AM. After 9 AM, simply write the number without a colon 3:00 am – 0300 hours 11:00 am – 1100 hours

8 If the time is PM in civilian time, add 1200 to that time and use no colons
4:00 pm =1600 hours 6:00 pm = 1800 hours

9 Conversion method from military time to civilian time
If the time is AM in military time, remove the zero at the front of the time and add a colon after the first digit when the time is hours. After 0900 hours, simply write the military time but use a colon. 0700 hours = 7:00 am 1000 hours = 10:00 am

10 If the time is PM in military time, subtract 1200 and you will get your civilian time
1400 hours hours = 2:00 pm 2300 hours – 1200 hours = 11:00 pm

11 Note Midnight can be written as 0000 or 2400 hours

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