Measuring fluid loss by weight!

  1. Brain fart time... 1 lb = 1 lb or 1 kg?

    I was reviewing my notes today for the exam I have this morning and it appears I have contradicted myself more than once. Haha.

    Thanks
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  3. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from megananne7
    Brain fart time... 1 lb = 1 lb or 1 kg?

    I was reviewing my notes today for the exam I have this morning and it appears I have contradicted myself more than once. Haha.

    Thanks
    Are you asking for the conversion from lb to kg? If so its 2.2lbs = 1k

    but in your defense yes 1lb DOES equal 1lb LOL
  4. by   richardjboro1
    I think you are asking about fluid loss, if so, my notes say 1 L of fluid loss=1kg of weight loss.

    Richard
  5. by   jen123321
    This is usually used when you're diuresing a pt. So if they drop 3 kg's then they've diuresed 3 L

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