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This entry-level text can help any learner successfully master the basic math skills needed in today's health professions. This edition's fresh, open, full-color design includes far more white space for student practice, plus many new learning features. MATH BASICS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, 4/e begins with a comprehensive pre-test to gauge students’ abilities and remediation needs. Next, it offers practical, health-centered coverage of pre-algebra, the metric system, reading drug labels, medicine cups, syringes, intravenous administration bags, parenteral dosages, basic intravenous administration, and basic dosage by weight units. Each unit provides a 15-question pre-test, followed by concept review, instruction, examples, practice problems, critical thinking questions, and a 15-question post-test. Appendices include answers to odd-numbered practice problems, additional practice, a comprehensive post-test, and new student learning resources. Organized to build skills sequentially, the text uses proven mnemonics to support retention. This edition also adds new coverage of dimensional analysis, plus new Professional Expertise tips throughout.
Table of Contents
Preface for Educators and Learners
Health Occupations Matrix of Math Skills and Pre-Test
Math for Health Care Professionals Pre-Test
Unit 1. Whole Number Review
Unit 2. Fractions
Unit 3. Decimals
Unit 4. Ratio and Proportion
Unit 5. Percents
Unit 6. Combined Applications
Unit 7. Pre-Algebra Basics
Unit 8. The Metric System
Unit 9. Reading Drug Labels, Medicine Cups, Syringes, and IV Fluid Administration Bags
Unit 10. Apothecary Measurement and Conversion
Unit 11. Dosage Calculations
Unit 12. Parenteral Dosage
Unit 13. The Basics of Intravenous Fluid Administration
Unit 14. Basic Dosage by Body Weight
Appendix A: Comprehensive Post-Test
Appendix B: Practice Tests Units 1–14
Appendix C: Complete Answer Key for Student Work Text
Appendix D: Dimensional Analysis
Appendix E: Student Resources for Learning Math