How to convert Pounds to Kg | lbs to kg

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How to convert pounds to Kg

Wondering how to convert pounds to kg? There are two common methods for converting Pounds into Kilograms (lbs to kg)

Method 1

Divide the pounds by 2.2046 (see example image)

how to convert pounds to kilogram _ method 1

Method 2

Multiply the pounds by 0.454 (see example image)

how to convert pounds to kilogram _ method 2

When studying medicine, why should you learn how to convert pounds to kg?

Patients come in all shapes and sizes, and so does their base of measurement. In Europe, the metric system is more commonly used e.g. Kg. Whilst in America, the imperial system of pounds may be used. In the United kingdom, you’ll find the answer varies depending on the age of the patient. The older generation tends to use pounds and yards to measure, whilst the younger generation is more accustomed to Kilograms and meters.

You’ll often need the specific weight for medication prescribing e.g. dalteparin, vancomycin, gentamicin etc. And so, now, because you know how to convert pounds to kg, when a patient tells you their weight in pounds, you can now confidently convert it to kg!

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