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      Confused about how to write down military time, or how a specific time of day would be written in the military time format? This tool can help you convert military time into standard time, and vice versa. In countries like the United States of America and Canada, the concept of military time is extensively used. In fact, it is regarded as the synonym for the 24 hour clock. Military time is a method of measuring the time based on the full 24 hours of the day rather than two groups of 12 hours indicated by AM and PM. Using military time is the standard method used to indicate time for medication administration. The use of military time reduces potential confusion that may be caused by using AM and PM and also avoids potential duplication when giving scheduled medications. For example, instead of stating medication is due at 7 AM and 7 PM, it is documented on the medication administration record (MAR) as due at 0700 and 1900. See Figure 5.5[1] for an example clock and Table 5.3 for a military time conversion chart. Military time, also known as 24-hour time, is a way of expressing time that is used in the military, emergency services, and other fields where precise timekeeping is important. In military time, the day is divided into 24 hours, with each hour being represented by a unique combination of numbers. The hours are numbered from 00 to 23, with 00 representing midnight and 23 representing 11 PM. To effectively convert military time, you’ll have to be familiar with the military time chart, military time zones, reading, and “speaking” military time. The extra effort that goes into fully understanding military time might seem mundane or useless, but once you know how and when to use the lingo, military time is the clearest form of time.

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