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.
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.
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.
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.
Study skills are essential to nursing and the aim of this book is to provide you with an easy-to-use guide that will help you to develop the study skills necessary to your academic and professional life.
Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students. Combining superb full colour illustrations with accessible and informative text, it provides an easy-to-read and supportive guide to the key pharmacological knowledge nursing students and registered nurses need to know. Divided into three sections, the first introduces key topics within clinical pharmacology and medicines management including, numeracy, pharmacokinetics, routes of administration, and pharmacodynamics. The second and final sections cover the management of medicines for common medical conditions, drug interactions, side effects, and safe and effective prescribing. Written specifically for nurses, it covers the fundamentals of pharmacology as they apply to nursing practice. Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way, providing helpful overviews of all key pharmacological topics. Includes practical issues relating to practice, and is written to support the Essential Skills Cluster of the NMC, and the content of the BNF. Includes content relevant to each of the four fields of nursing, and covers drugs for specific groups such as children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and the elderly. A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medicinesmanagement featuring interactive multiple choice questions.
Children and Young People’s Nursing at a Glance, is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration children’s nursing students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. Divided into seven sections it explores assessment and screening, working with families, the newborn infant, the developing child, child health policy, nursing the sick child and young person and chronic and life-limiting conditions. This comprehensive book is an invaluable resource for pre-registration nursing students as well as newly qualified nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of children and young people’s nursing. Breaks down complex aspects of child health care in an accessible and un-intimidating way The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Linked closely with the NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, and the essential skills clusters framework Highly visual colour presentation, with approximately 130 illustrations Includes boxes, summary boxes, key points and recommendations for practice to improve the learning experience Supported by a companion website featuring over 500 interactive multiple choice questions (www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/children) Available in a range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision
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.