This newly revised book provides a strong foundation in the essential math processes that are employed by health occupations workers in all areas of health care. Exercises are presented in a word problem format with concrete examples of how the math process is used in different health care careers. Problems start with simple examples and progress to complex paradigms that induce readers to tackle difficult situations. In addition to basic applications with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, information is also featured on common graphs, charts, and gauges that are likely to be encountered in the health care field. This edition includes a large portion of coverage that is devoted to problems involving medications, intravenous solutions, and other emulsions.
Louise Simmers received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in Education from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health nurse, a medical-surgical nurse, coronary care nurse and an instructor of Practical Nursing and Diversified Health Occupations. Louise has received the Vocational Educator of the Year award and the Diversified Health Occupations Instructor of the Year Award for the state of Ohio.
Whole Numbers. Common Fractions. Decimal Fractions. Percent, Interest, and Averages. Ratio and Proportion. Metric and Other Measurements. Measurement Instruments. Graphs and Charts. Accounting and Business. Math for Medications. Introduction to Health Occupations.