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.
Successfully master the basic math skills needed in today's health professions
Math Basics for Healthcare Professionals, 5th Edition, has a fresh, open design that includes white space for practice, plus many helpful learning features. Designed to help any learner master the math skills needed in the current healthcare workplace, this entry-level text begins with a comprehensive pre-test to gauge readers’ 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 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 student learning resources. Organized to build skills sequentially, the text uses clear writing, simple explanations, healthcare-specific examples, abundant practice exercises, and proven mnemonics to support retention.
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Michele Benjamin Lesmeister has more than 40 years of experience teaching a wide variety of adults including second-language learners, industry experts, college preparatory students, public agency personnel, and other faculty. She embraces the attitude that all students can learn math. Furthermore, she believes that a student’s success is often tied to the presentation of materials. Therefore, the colloquial quality of this text’s explanations of math processes creates a can-do approach to, and image of, math. In health care, math is a necessary job skill; math proficiency, in turn, will lead to more job opportunities.
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: Metric Measurement
Unit 5: Ratio and Proportion
Unit 6: Measurement Conversions
Unit 7: Percents
Unit 8: Combined Applications
Unit 9: Pre-Algebra Basics
Unit 10: Reading Drug Labels, Medicine Cups, Syringes, and Intravenous Fluid Administration Bags
Unit 11: Apothecary Measurement and Conversion
Unit 12: Dosage Calculations
Unit 13: Parental Dosage
Unit 14: The Basics of Intravenous Fluid Administration
Unit 15: Basic Dosage by Body Weight
Appendix A: Comprehensive Post-Test
Answers for the Post-Test
Appendix B: Practice Tests Units 1-15
Answers Key for Practice Exams Units 1-15
Appendix C: Answer Key
Appendix D: Dimensional Analysis
Answers Key for Appendix D
Appendix E: Student Resources for Math