ISBN-10:
1435400402
ISBN-13:
2901435400404
Pub. Date:
04/08/2008
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Mathematics for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Professionals / Edition 1

Mathematics for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Professionals / Edition 1

by Joel R. Helms

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901435400404
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 04/08/2008
Series: Medical Lab Technician Solutions to Enhance Your Courses! Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 9.89(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Joel R. Helms is an Associate Professor in Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash. Previous to 2004, Mr. Helms taught at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton Virginia. Mr. Helms has taught college level mathematics since 1994.

Table of Contents


Math Review     1
Operations with Integers     1
Fractions     7
Percents and Decimals     15
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Basic Algebra and Mathematical Essentials     21
Solving Equations     21
Formulas     29
Ratios and Proportions     31
Solving Percent Problems     36
Properties of Exponents     40
Order of Operations     44
Significant Digits & Rounding     46
Scientific Notation     49
Area versus Volume and Units     52
Using the Calculator     57
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Measurement Systems and Conversion Procedures     65
Conversions Within the Metric System     68
Conversions Between Metric and Nonmetric     76
Apothecaries' and Household Systems     80
Temperature Conversions     84
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Dilutions, Factors, and Titers     91
Single Dilution Calculations and Factors     92
Serial Dilutions     100
Titers     108
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Standard Curves, Rate of Change, and Variation     113
The Coordinate Plane     113
Slope and Rate of Change     116
Linear Equations and Graphing     128
Reading and Interpreting Standard Curves     131
Variation     139
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Solutions     147
Varying Concentrations and Volumes     147
Solutions Involving Percents     151
Molarity, Normality, and Specific Gravity     156
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Chemistry, Logarithms, and Spectrophotometry     163
Ions, Logarithms, and pH     163
Spectrophotometry and Colorimetry     170
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Hematology Mathematics     181
Counting Cells     181
Red Blood Cell Indices     187
Transfusion Medicine     189
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Urinalysis and Renal Clearance     193
Urine Production     193
Renal Clearance     196
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Charting Data     203
Organizing Data     203
Graphing Data     207
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Basic Statistics and Quality Control     217
Measures of Central Tendency     218
Standard Deviation     221
Coefficient of Variation     226
Normal Distribution     231
Quality Control     235
Levey-Jennings Charts and Westgard Multirules     236
The Z-Score and Applying the CV     260
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Statistics for Laboratory Medicine     269
Diagnostic Probabilities     269
Confidence Intervals     272
Testing the Difference between Two Means     274
Correlation     286
Linear Regression Analysis     289
Chapter Summary and Chapter Test
Common Greek Symbols Used in Math and Science     299
Periodic Table of the Elements     301
Pertinent Formulas     303
Algebra     303
Chemistry     304
Hematology     304
Renal Clearance     305
Statistics and Quality Control     305
Temperature     306
West Nomogram     307
Answers to Odd-Numbered Practice Problems     309
Chapter 1     309
Chapter 2     311
Chapter 3     314
Chapter 4     315
Chapter 5     316
Chapter 6     318
Chapter 7     319
Chapter 8      320
Chapter 9     320
Chapter 10     321
Chapter 11     322
Chapter 12     325
Glossary     327
References     332
Index     333

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