# Math Basics for the Health Care Professional, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

Published Date: Feb 15, 2008

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Math Basics for the Healthcare Professional, Third Edition draws on comments from the field to include more applications: thus, the expanded units on metric system conversions, pre-algebra, reading drug labels, medicine cups, and syringes, parenteral dosages, intravenous administration formulas, and basic dosages by weight have been included in the text. The appendix includes an additional practice tests for each unit. A student CD offers an additional two practice tests for student use.

Preface

Health Occupations Matrix of Math Skills and Self-Assessment

Health Occupations Math Skills Self-Assessment Score Sheet

Math for Healthcare Professionals Pre-test

Unit 1

Whole Number Review

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Number Statements

Rounding

Estimation

Basics of statistical Analysis

Mean/Average

Median

Mode

Range

Roman Numerals

Concept 1

Concept 2

Concept 3

Whole Number Self-Test

Unit 2

Fractions

Part-to-Whole Relationships

Equivalent Fractions

Reducing to Lowest or Simplest Terms

Multiplication Method

Division Method

Improper Fractions

Finding the Common Denominator

Ordering Fractions

Subtraction of Fractions

Borrowing in Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Multiplying a Fraction by a Whole Number

Reducing before you Multiply as a Timesaver

Multiplication of Mixed Numbers

Division of Fractions

Fraction Formula

Complex Fractions

Fraction Self-Test

Unit 3

Decimals

Rounding Decimals

Comparing Decimals

Subtraction of Decimals

Multiplication of Decimals

Division of Decimals

Zeros as Placeholders in Decimal Division

Simplified Multiplication and Division of Decimals

Simplified Multiplication

Simplified Division

Changing Decimals to Fractions

Changing Fractions to Decimals

Temperature Conversions with Decimals

Decimal Conversion Formula

Solving Mixed Fraction and Decimal Problems

Decimal Self-Test

Unit 4

Ratio and Proportion

Ratio

Proportion

Solving for x

Word Problems Using Proportions

Solving for x in More Complex Problems Using Proportion

Nutritional Application of Proportions

Ratio and Proportion Self-Test

Unit 5

Percents

Percent-to-Decimal Conversion

Decimal-to-Percent Conversion

Using Proportion to Solve Percent Problems

Percent Strength of Solutions

Percent Self-Test

Unit 6

Combined Applications

Conversion among Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, and Percent

Suggested Order of Operations

Using Combined Applications in Measurement Conversion

Standard Units of Measure

More Combined Applications

Combined Applications Self-Test

Unit 7

PreAlgebra  Basics

Integers

Absolute Value

Integer Operations

Adding Integers with the Same Sign

Subtracting Integers

Multiplication of Integers

Division of Integers

Exponential Notation

Scientific Notation

Square Roots

Order of Operations

Algebraic Expressions

Expressions

Writing Expressions from Word Problems

Solving Equations

Writing Equations from Word Problems

Literal Equations

Pre-Algebra Basics Self-Test

Unit 8

The Metric System

Using the Metric Symbols

Changing Unit Measures

Metric System Self-Test

Unit 9

Reading Drug Labels, Medicine Cups, Syringes, and Intravenous Fluid

Reading Drug Labels, Medicine Cups, Syringes, and Intravenous Fluid

Unit 10

Apothecary Measurement and Conversions

Apothecary Measurement and Conversions

Apothecary  System Self-Test

Unit 11

Dosage Calculations

Rounding in Dosage Calculations

Dosage Calculations Formula

Practice Practice Using Drug Labels

Dosage Calculations Self-Test

Unit 12

Parenteral  Dosage

Parenteral  Dosage

Parenteral Dosage Self-Test

Unit 13

The Basics of Intravenous Fluid Administration

The Basics of Intravenous Fluid Administration Self-test

Unit 14

Basic Dosage by Weight

Basic Dosage by Weight

Basic Dosage by Weight  Self-Test

Practice Post-Test

Appenix

Appendix of Practice Unit Exams 1-14 and Answers