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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This is a comprehensive, concise math review for individuals enrolled in or interested in any of the healthcare professions.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a quick math review. Math can be a difficult subject for students of the health professions and this book provides the review structure for them. The author meets this worthy objective.
Audience: The book is written at a level appropriate for both secondary and post-secondary readers. According to the author, instructors have the flexibility of selecting the skill needed for each student from a cafeteria style format and students will enjoy the easy to read format and thorough explanations of each concept. The author is a credible authority.
Features: The book has 10 chapters that address basic math principles, applications including dosage calculations, weights and measurement, calculating input and output. Each chapter has learning objectives, key terms, skill sharpener exercises, and self-assessment post-tests with answers. Other features include conversion tables and practice opportunities for each skill.
Assessment: The book provides a good basic math review for students of the health professions.