Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review

ISBN-10: 1401880053
ISBN-13: 9781401880057
Edition: 2005
Authors: Michael Kennamer
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Book details

List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.836

Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review is perfect for the learner who needs a refresher on math concepts pertaining to health care. A quick review of concepts is included in each chapter and then there are numerous practice problems for the learner to solve and get reacquainted with the various math concepts. While the fundamentals of mathematics are foundational to this book, their application to health care is emphasized. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are a focus. Illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics.

Preface
Organization
Features
Also Available
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Feedback
To the Reader
Study Tips
Calculators
Conclusion
Basic Principles
Numerical Systems
Introduction
List the common numerical systems in use today
Convert Roman numerals to Hindu-Arabic numerals
Convert Hindu-Arabic numerals to Roman numerals
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Measurement Systems
Introduction
List systems of measurement commonly utilized in the health care industry
List and define key components of the apothecary system
List and define key components of the household system
List and define key components of the metric system
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Decimals
Introduction
Define decimals
Explain place value of decimals
Explain advantages of using decimals
Compare decimals
Round decimals
Add decimals
Subtract decimals
Multiply decimals
Divide decimals
Average decimals
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Fractions
Introduction
Define fractions
Explain advantages of using fractions
Find the numerator
Find the denominator
Order fractions
Add fractions with common denominators
Subtract fractions with common denominators
Define mixed number
Add mixed numbers with common denominators
Subtract mixed numbers with common denominators
Define factors
Find common factors
Find the greatest common factor
Reduce fractions
Define proper fraction
Define improper fraction
Change improper fractions to proper fractions
Define multiple
Define least common multiple
Find the least common denominator
Add fractions with uncommon denominators
Subtract fractions with uncommon denominators
Use borrowing to subtract fractions
Change mixed numbers to improper fractions
Multiply fractions
Multiply fractions using canceling
Multiply fractions and whole numbers
Multiply fractions and mixed numbers
Divide fractions
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Ratios and Proportions
Introduction
Define ratio
Define proportion
Determine if proportions are equal
Solve for a missing component in a proportion
Solve practical problems using proportions
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Percentages
Introduction
Define percent
Convert decimals to percentages
Convert percentages to decimals
Solve to find a percent using multiplication and division
Solve to find a percent using proportions
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Conversions
Introduction
Convert from decimal to fraction
Convert from decimal to percent
Convert from fraction to decimal
Convert from fraction to percent
Convert from percent to fraction
Convert from percent to decimal
Convert units of measure within the metric system
Convert units of measure within the apothecary system
Convert units of measure within the household system
Convert between the apothecary, household, and metric systems
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Applications
Medication Dosage Calculations
Introduction
List the components of a typical medication label
Read a medication label
Read a prescription
Read a syringe
Determine the amount of fluid remaining in an intravenous bag
Calculate intravenous drip rates
Determine the concentration of solutions
Calculate medication dosages using proportions
Convert medication dosages for home use
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Weights and Measures
Introduction
Read scales
Convert between English and metric weight measurements
Read an English (household) ruler
Read a metric ruler
Convert between English and metric length measurements
Read a thermometer
Convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius
Determine body surface area
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Measuring Intake and Output
Introduction
Define intake and output
Accurately measure urinary output
Determine total daily output
Determine intake by estimating
Discover fluid imbalances by comparing intake and output
Conclusion
Self-Assessment Post-Test
Additional Learning Resources
Resources
Multiplication Table
Height and Weight Charts
Pediatric Growth Charts
Body Surface Area Nomogram
Abbreviations
Equivalents
Linear Measure
Weight
Liquid Measure
Time
Dry Measure
Glossary
Final Summative Evaluation
Answers to Questions
Index

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