Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses is a user-friendly introduction for student nurses which guides the reader from the basics through to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting.
A working grasp of numeracy and basic mathematical skills is vital in modern nursing. Many student nurses have only a limited knowledge of the subject and struggle to get to get to grips with the key principles and calculations they need to know. Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses is a user-friendly introduction to the subject which guides the reader from the basics through to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting. Using extensive worked examples the author links the abstract mathematics to real-world situations to help the reader understand the subject in the context of their nursing practice. Rather than simply training by rote, the book features ‘Sense Checks’, ‘Top Tips’ and ‘Error Alerts’ to encourage the reader to develop their overall numeracy skills, and thus minimise the possibility of future errors.
Do you find maths challenging? Do you struggle with drug calculations or clinical applications of numeracy? If you need to brush up your maths skills, Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare is the perfect textbook to help you through your nursing programme. The text starts out with basic adding and subtracting and works up to more advanced principles like SI units, drug administration, common clinical measurements and how to understand statistics in research articles. By illustrating how maths is relevant to clinical practice, Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare is a great tool to help you increase your confidence and excel in your studies and career. Key features: Step-by-step examples make understanding concepts easy Look Out sections highlight common mistakes Time to Try and What Did You Learn? questions help you apply what you have learned Key Point boxes provide helpful hints for good problem-solving technique Web links direct you to further reading and examples.
Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice
Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause
Publisher: Learning Matters
With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations
Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice
Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause
Publisher: Learning Matters
This book helps new students succeed first time in nursing calculations tests. It takes the fear out of maths, even for those who find it a struggle, through clear step-by-step explanations and lively examples from the real world of nursing practice.
This valuable textbook will help nurses and other health care students achieve confidence and proficiency in performing a variety of calculations, both in the clinical environment and in written tests. It discusses the increasing demands placed upon the numeracy skills of nurses and considers potential sources of calculation errors. The basics of the decimal system and the four methods of performing calculations are reviewed. Formulae for calculating drug dosages are explored and the use of numeracy in other areas of clinical practice is examined. The book contains a considerable number of 'self-tests' to provide students with feedback on their learning and answers to these activities are provided at the back of the book. All basic calculations will be presented in a health care context with real-world examples from a wide range of practice settings including nursing, midwifery, child health, etc. Numeracy, Clinical Calculations and Basic Statistics is designed specifically for undergraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery students. It is also suitable for students on Foundation Degree courses, Access courses, Return to Practice programmes and NVQ courses.
The fast and easy way to pass the Nursing Calculations test Is the maths behind the medicine making you maudlin over taking your Nursing Calculations test? You've come to the right place! Written by a nurse with countless hours of experience—and who trains other nurses every day—this plain-English, no-nonsense guide to nursing calculations and IV therapy makes it easier to come to grips with the numbers and formulas you'll encounter on the day of the exam—and in the field. Many students and practising nurses struggle with mathematics. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible. From fractions, percentages, and proportions to pills, fluids, and prescriptions, Nursing Calculations & IV Therapy For Dummies UK edition offers detailed advice and instruction on everything you need to know to pass the exam with flying colours. Hundreds of practise questions help you learn and revise Clear explanations and lack of jargon make learning easy Observation charts and extra content are available for download upon purchase Combines nursing calculations and IV therapy to offer excellent value Whether you're a student revising for the Nursing Calculations test, a newly qualified nurse looking to brush up on your maths skills, or a member of a medical staff who's been asked to take on nursing duties, this friendly and accessible guide makes maths less menacing.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.
Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.
Accurate drug calculations start here! Clinical Calculations With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 8th Edition covers all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis. It also includes practice problems not only for general care but also for specialty areas such as pediatrics and critical care. A new chapter covers insulin administration, and concise, illustrated information includes the latest medications, drug administration techniques, and devices. Written by a team of experts led by Joyce Kee, Clinical Calculations makes it easy to understand drug calculation and emphasizes patient safety above all else.Coverage of all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis allows you to apply the method that works best for you.Updated information on drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the latest techniques of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes.Updated drug information ensures you are familiar with the most commonly used drugs in clinical practice."Caution "boxes alert you to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration.Information on infusion pumps enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA, and insulin helps you understand their use in drug administration."Calculations for Specialty Areas" section addresses the drug calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.Detailed, full-color photos and illustrations show the most current equipment for IV therapy, the latest types of pumps, and the newest syringes.A comprehensive post-test allows you to test your knowledge of key concepts from the text.NEW "Insulin Administration" chapter provides a guide to administering injectable drugs.NEW practice problems, drugs, drug labels, and photos keep you up to date with today s clinical practice.NEW! Updated QSEN guidelines and The Joint Commission standards help in reducing medication errors and in providing safe patient care. "
Numeracy in Children’s Nursing and Healthcare is a handy, practical book which highlights the importance of numbers, numeracy and calculations in children’s nursing practice, instilling nursing students and qualified nurses with confidence and competence when working with numbers and calculating drug doses. This accessible guide covers all aspects of numeracy from basic skills through to complex drug administration, and provides case studies throughout enabling the reader to apply the theory to practice. Each chapter adopts the same accessible and easy-to-follow format, featuring learning outcomes, a case scenario, key numeracy information, hints and tips, activities and exercises, and a glossary of terms.
Improve Your Maths and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts
Author: Chris John Tyreman
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Study Aids
For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling How to Master Nursing Calculations, is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts. Including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations - requiring little mathematical knowledge - How to Master Nursing Calculations, 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.
As nurses gain greater responsibility and nurse practitioners become a larger group the pressure on nurses to prescribe accurately and independently increases. At the same time the general view among lecturers is that students of medicine as well as of nursing are arriving at university with increasingly poor basic maths skills, and this is also said to apply to pharmacy students. Students need a practical course textbook that will take them through into the start of their clinical work as a companion to drug prescribing, preparation and delivery. This is the second edition of this pocket-sized introductory guide to performing drug calculations accurately and confidently. Compiled by a pharmacist and a nurse, the book combines the essential theory of pharmacology with the implications for professional practice. It moves from explanations of the simple through to complex formulae relating to the many drugs used today, and includes worked examples plus problems for self-assessment. Unlike many of its competitors, it includes intravenous administration of drugs. New for the second edition: * moves away from hospital bias to include more community issues e.g patient controlled analgesia, and examples; 'how to use this book' completely rewritten * includes more examples of problems and presents the answers separately so they can be used for self-assessment * greatly improved presentation, including 2-colour text design
Medical by June Looby Olsen,Anthony Giangrasso,Dolores M. Shrimpton
Author: June Looby Olsen,Anthony Giangrasso,Dolores M. Shrimpton
Publisher: Pearson Education
This easy-to-use guide for dosage calculations and drug administration is an excellent reference guide for nursing and healthcare professionals. Critical thinking case studies, practice tests, and exercises prepare students for real calculations so they can confidently calculate safe and accurate dosage levels.
Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.
This ideal starter text for student nurses aims to make pharmacology less intimidating and focuses on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse, in a variety of different settings.
Medicines are a crucial part of the jigsaw when considering how to provide recovery-focussed care in mental health. It is important that mental health nurses understand how psychiatric drugs work, what the common treatments are and appreciate the ethical and legal dimensions that affect how medicines can and should be used in mental health care. Using innovative activities and real-life case studies, this book has been carefully designed to provide all this and more making it the ideal resource to build knowledge and confidence in this crucial area of practice. Key features · Clear explanations of both the underlying biology and pharmacology as well as the wider practicalities of working with medicines · Provides accessible information on the most common conditions and treatments · Linked to the NMC standards and essential skills clusters · Activities and case studies help students to apply what they have learnt to practice and consider the full impact that medicines will have on service users
Nursing is the one of the most popular degrees in the UK, with nearly 200,000 applicants every year. Competition for places is tough, and it is essential to stand out from the crowd in order to get a place. This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms, passing numeracy and literacy tests and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them.
Includes Dosage Calculations with Examples, Exercises and Mock Tests
Author: Vali Nasser
This book is aimed at helping Student Nurses to pass their entrance exam as well as Nurses to become familiar with basic maths and dosage calculations with ease. It will also help you to improve your speed in Mental Arithmetic and re-visit some other areas in arithmetic especially if you did your maths a long time ago or do not feel very confident in this subject. Everyday nursing involves being able to work accurately with dosage calculations and be familiar with simple conversions in metric measures (for example mg to mcg). In addition you need to be able to work out total dosage in tablet or liquid form for a given body weight be able to use formulas to work out BMI (body mass index), infusion rates, percentage strength, solution strength, and so on. This book contains many examples, exercises and four Mock Tests to help you prepare for your entrance exam.