# Math Basics for the Health Care Professional, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 20, 2013

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## Description

For all learners preparing for allied health careers or seeking to upgrade their skills and move on to new responsibilities. This text is ideal for high school vocational programs; adult education programs, individual self-study, pre-nursing studies, and in-house or on-the-job training programs.

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 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

Index

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\$33.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-310372-4