help with liquid measurements

  1. Can anyone tell me how to convert ounces into millilitres? Also, how many ounces in a "cup" and how many millilitres in a cup?
    Hope I don't come over as 'dim' but we don't use these measurements in the UK
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  3. by   Mimi2RN
    Imperial measure has 20oz in a pint, that's what you would have used before metric measurements came into use in the UK (After I moved to the US).

    Over here, a pint is 16oz, a cup is 8oz. We consider 1oz to be 30ml (although it's really 28ml). When we work out the baby's calorie count, we use 30ml to be 20cal.

    We are no longer allowed to use cc's as an abreviation, only ml.

    Hope this is useful.

    BTW, I'm originally from Lancs, now Merseyside.

  4. by   letina
    Thanks Mimi, for your help. As you can probably guess, I'm doing NCLEX practice questions (yes, this is how I feel!)

    (one Lancashire lass to another) :wink2: