# Available on Jun 2, 2023 12:00 PM. Access restricted before availability starts.The purpose of this discussion is to help you compute equations using measurement conversion formulas and the metric sys

Available on Jun 2, 2023 12:00 PM. Access restricted before availability starts.The purpose of this discussion is to help you compute equations using measurement conversion formulas and the metric system (Visit the Definition of Metric System&#160;website&#160;for an explanation of the metric system).

Complete your Initial Post by Wednesday at 11:59pm EST.

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The metric system is the primary measurement system used in the medical field. Healthcare professionals must have the ability to convert units of measurement within and between the metric system and the US customary system.

Read this More Than A Mile Behind: America and the Metric System website&#160;on the importance of mastering metric conversions.

2. Initial Post:&#160;Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below

1. The author believes we are “endangering our health by not using the metric system.” Explain why you either agree or disagree with this statement.
2. Do you believe that the US should convert to the metric system? Explain why or why not.
3. As a healthcare professional, what are the possible consequences for failing to master metric system conversion skills?

To add to the academic conversation, reply to your classmates/instructor by introducing a new idea that applies personal experience(s) and/or new knowledge gained from either courseroom material(s) or research (UMA Library). Make sure your reply is substantive. For example, How were your thoughts and ideas similar or different? Do you agree or disagree with their point of view, and why or why not? Remember to build on your classmates’ posts and expand the conversation as if you were all sitting in the same room having a face-to-face discussion.

Need help creating replies?

1. Identify a classmate’s post you do not agree with and explain why not.
2. Share a meaningful connection (personal or professional) to a classmate’s response.

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The purpose of this discussion is to help you compute equations using measurement conversion formulas and the metric system (Visit the Definition of Metric System website for an explanation of the metric system).

Complete your Initial Post by Wednesday at 11:59pm EST.