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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… More requiring mathematics.Less

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List price: $99.95 Copyright year: 2005 Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning Publication date: 7/21/2004 Binding: Paperback Pages: 192 Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.40" tall Weight: 0.836 Language: English

AuthorTable of Contents

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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