Converting Household Units And Metric

You'll find yourself having to convert between household and metric units when you calculate a patient's input and output volume and when you provide home healthcare to a patient. There, you'll use a teaspoon, tablespoon, or cups measured in ounces to administer medication.

When converting from milliliters or cubic centimeters to ounces, divide by 30, as shown here: [Remember 30 cc (30 mL) = 1 oz.]

When converting from ounces to milliliters or cubic centimeters, multiple by 30, as shown here:

When converting from pounds to kilograms, divide by 2.2, as shown here: Remember 2.2 lbs = 1 kilogram

When converting from kilograms to pounds, multiple by 2.2, as shown here:

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