Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review / Edition 1

Math for Health Care Professionals Quick Review / Edition 1

by Michael Kennamer

ISBN-10: 1401880053

ISBN-13: 9781401880057

Pub. Date: 07/21/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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…  See more details below


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.

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Cengage Learning
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Math and Writing for Health Science Series
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New Edition
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6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Also Availablexi
About the Authorxii
To the Readerxv
Study Tipsxv
Unit 1Basic Principles
Chapter 1Numerical Systems3
Objective 1.1List the common numerical systems in use today4
Objective 1.2Convert Roman numerals to Hindu-Arabic numerals6
Objective 1.3Convert Hindu-Arabic numerals to Roman numerals7
Self-Assessment Post-Test10
Chapter 2Measurement Systems11
Objective 2.1List systems of measurement commonly utilized in the health care industry12
Objective 2.2List and define key components of the apothecary system13
Objective 2.3List and define key components of the household system16
Objective 2.4List and define key components of the metric system17
Self-Assessment Post-Test20
Chapter 3Decimals21
Objective 3.1Define decimals22
Objective 3.2Explain place value of decimals22
Objective 3.3Explain advantages of using decimals24
Objective 3.4Compare decimals25
Objective 3.5Round decimals27
Objective 3.6Add decimals28
Objective 3.7Subtract decimals30
Objective 3.8Multiply decimals31
Objective 3.9Divide decimals34
Objective 3.10Average decimals36
Self-Assessment Post-Test40
Chapter 4Fractions47
Objective 4.1Define fractions49
Objective 4.2Explain advantages of using fractions50
Objective 4.3Find the numerator51
Objective 4.4Find the denominator51
Objective 4.5Order fractions52
Objective 4.6Add fractions with common denominators54
Objective 4.7Subtract fractions with common denominators55
Objective 4.8Define mixed number57
Objective 4.9Add mixed numbers with common denominators57
Objective 4.10Subtract mixed numbers with common denominators59
Objective 4.11Define factors60
Objective 4.12Find common factors61
Objective 4.13Find the greatest common factor63
Objective 4.14Reduce fractions64
Objective 4.15Define proper fraction66
Objective 4.16Define improper fraction67
Objective 4.17Change improper fractions to proper fractions67
Objective 4.18Define multiple69
Objective 4.19Define least common multiple70
Objective 4.20Find the least common denominator72
Objective 4.21Add fractions with uncommon denominators74
Objective 4.22Subtract fractions with uncommon denominators76
Objective 4.23Use borrowing to subtract fractions78
Objective 4.24Change mixed numbers to improper fractions81
Objective 4.25Multiply fractions83
Objective 4.26Multiply fractions using canceling84
Objective 4.27Multiply fractions and whole numbers86
Objective 4.28Multiply fractions and mixed numbers87
Objective 4.29Divide fractions89
Self-Assessment Post-Test93
Chapter 5Ratios and Proportions101
Objective 5.1Define ratio102
Objective 5.2Define proportion103
Objective 5.3Determine if proportions are equal104
Objective 5.4Solve for a missing component in a proportion105
Objective 5.5Solve practical problems using proportions107
Self-Assessment Post-Test111
Chapter 6Percentages115
Objective 6.1Define percent116
Objective 6.2Convert decimals to percentages117
Objective 6.3Convert percentages to decimals117
Objective 6.4Solve to find a percent using multiplication and division118
Objective 6.5Solve to find a percent using proportions121
Self-Assessment Post-Test124
Chapter 7Conversions127
Objective 7.1Convert from decimal to fraction128
Objective 7.2Convert from decimal to percent129
Objective 7.3Convert from fraction to decimal130
Objective 7.4Convert from fraction to percent133
Objective 7.5Convert from percent to fraction135
Objective 7.6Convert from percent to decimal137
Objective 7.7Convert units of measure within the metric system138
Objective 7.8Convert units of measure within the apothecary system140
Objective 7.9Convert units of measure within the household system142
Objective 7.10Convert between the apothecary, household, and metric systems145
Self-Assessment Post-Test148
Unit 2Applications
Chapter 8Medication Dosage Calculations153
Objective 8.1List the components of a typical medication label154
Objective 8.2Read a medication label161
Objective 8.3Read a prescription164
Objective 8.4Read a syringe167
Objective 8.5Determine the amount of fluid remaining in an intravenous bag169
Objective 8.6Calculate intravenous drip rates171
Objective 8.7Determine the concentration of solutions174
Objective 8.8Calculate medication dosages using proportions178
Objective 8.9Convert medication dosages for home use181
Self-Assessment Post-Test184
Chapter 9Weights and Measures195
Objective 9.1Read scales196
Objective 9.2Convert between English and metric weight measurements198
Objective 9.3Read an English (household) ruler203
Objective 9.4Read a metric ruler207
Objective 9.5Convert between English and metric length measurements210
Objective 9.6Read a thermometer213
Objective 9.7Convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius217
Objective 9.8Determine body surface area220
Self-Assessment Post-Test225
Chapter 10Measuring Intake and Output237
Objective 10.1Define intake and output238
Objective 10.2Accurately measure urinary output238
Objective 10.3Determine total daily output243
Objective 10.4Determine intake by estimating246
Objective 10.5Discover fluid imbalances by comparing intake and output247
Self-Assessment Post-Test250
Unit 3Additional Learning Resources
Appendix AResources257
Multiplication Table257
Height and Weight Charts258
Pediatric Growth Charts260
Body Surface Area Nomogram262
Appendix BAbbreviations263
Appendix CEquivalents265
Linear Measure265
Liquid Measure266
Dry Measure266
Appendix DGlossary267
Appendix EFinal Summative Evaluation273
Answers to Questions281

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