Body Temperature Conversion
Temperatures are normally measured on the Fahrenheit scale in the U.S., but the rest of the world generally uses the metric system, which uses the Celsius scale to measure temperature. During your studies you may need to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius or from Celsius to Fahrenheit. How is that done?
To convert Fahrenheit temperatures into Celsius:
1. Begin by subtracting 32 from the Fahrenheit number.
2. Divide the answer by 9.
3. Then multiply that answer by 5.
To convert Celsius temperatures into Fahrenheit:
1. Begin by multiplying the Celsius temperature by 9.
2. Divide the answer by 5.
3. Now add 32.
Here's a simple online temperature conversion tool. Just enter a number in either field, then click outside the text box:
And here's a handy quick reference table that converts body temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit (or Fahrenheit to Celsius) for nursing and allied health students. Free to print this for use with nursing case studies, allied health patient problem studies, nursing clinicals, or when studying online.