# Practical Problems in Math for Health Occupations

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## 1401840019

• Edition: 2nd
• Format: Paperback
• Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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### Summary

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.

Preface vii
 SECTION 1 WHOLE NUMBERS
1(31)
1(6)
 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
7(6)
 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
13(6)
 Division of Whole Numbers
19(5)
 Combined Operations with Whole Numbers
24(8)
 SECTION 2 COMMON FRACTIONS
32(28)
32(7)
 Subtraction of Common Fractions
39(6)
 Multiplication of Common Fractions
45(5)
 Division of Common Fractions
50(4)
 Combined Operations with Common Fractions
54(6)
 SECTION 3 DECIMAL FRACTIONS
60(31)
60(7)
 Subtraction of Decimal Fractions
67(5)
 Multiplication of Decimal Fractions
72(4)
 Division of Decimal Fractions
76(4)
 Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents
80(6)
 Combined Operations with Decimal Fractions
86(5)
 SECTION 4 PERCENT, INTEREST, AND AVERAGES
91(27)
 Percent and Percentage
91(11)
 Interest and Discounts
102(8)
 Averages and Estimates
110(8)
 SECTION 5 RATIO AND PROPORTION
118(10)
 Ratio
118(5)
 Proportion
123(5)
 SECTION 6 METRIC AND OTHER MEASUREMENTS
128(31)
 Linear Measurement
128(6)
 Mass or Weight Measurement
134(6)
 Volume or Liquid Measurement
140(6)
 Celsius and Fahrenheit
146(4)
 Roman Numerals
150(3)
 Apothecaries' System
153(6)
 SECTION 7 MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS
159(29)
 Rulers or Tape Measures
159(4)
 Scales
163(4)
 Thermometers
167(3)
 Sphygmomanometer Gauges
170(4)
 Syringes
174(10)
 Urinometer
184(2)
 Microhematocrit Centrifuge
186(2)
 SECTION 8 GRAPHS AND CHARTS
188(28)
 Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration (TPR) Graphics
188(8)
 Intake and Output Charts
196(9)
 Height/Weight Measurement Graphs
205(11)
216(48)
 Numerical Filing
216(5)
 Appointment Schedules
221(7)
 Calculating Cash Transactions
228(7)
 Maintaining Accounts
235(8)
 Checks, Deposit Slips, and Receipts
243(12)
 Paycheck Calculation
255(9)
 SECTION 10 MATH FOR MEDICATIONS
264(44)
 Calculating Oral Dosage
264(6)
 Calculating Parenteral Dosage
270(7)
 Calculating Dosage by Weight
277(8)
 Calculating Pediatric Dosage
285(11)
 Calculating Intravenous Flow Rates
296(7)
 Preparing and Diluting Solutions
303(5)
 SECTION 11 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
308(15)
 Careers in Health Care
308(11)
 Common Medical Abbreviations
319(4)
 APPENDIX
323(7)
 Section 1 Metric and English Linear Measurements
323(1)
 Section 2 Metric and English Mass or Weight Measurements
324(1)
 Section 3 Metric and English Volume or Liquid Measurements
325(1)
 Section 4 Metric, Apothecaries', and English Equivalents
326(1)
 Section 5 Roman Numeral Equivalents
327(1)
 Section 6 Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversions
328(1)
 Section 7 24-Hour Clock (Military Time) Conversion Chart
329(1)
Glossary 330(5)