Math for Health Care Professionals
Medical Math for Health Professionals is a comprehensive resource that is equally effective in the classroom or for self-study. It is foundational ... Show synopsis Medical Math for Health Professionals is a comprehensive resource that is equally effective in the classroom or for self-study. It is foundational and assumes no prior knowledge of mathematics or health care but merges the two topics into the capstone of a complete learning package that includes a student workbook, instructor manual, and quick review manual. Designed with clearly defined objectives that allows the user to select the competencies that the class or individual needs, each objective is clearly stated then explained within the text and accompanied by a significant number of practice problems. Critical thinking skills, rather than rote memorization of formulas, are emphasized. By using pretests printed at the beginning of each chapter and instructions provided in the instructor's manual, the instructor can assess each student and prescribe work that helps the user focus on areas of weakness and develop skills within those areas of weakness. In the Math in the Real World feature, health care professionals relate to readers, in their own words, the importance of math in the health care professions. While the fundamentals of mathematics are foundational to this book, their application to health care is emphasized. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are emphasized and illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics.