For undergraduate nursing students and beginning graduate registered nurses.
A practical understanding of basic mathematical principles is critical for nurses as the correct and safe administration of medication depends upon a nurse’s ability to both calculate doses and measure medications correctly.
This pocket-sized Survival Guide is designed as a quick reference to assist nurses in calculations and medication administration. Nursing students are provided with prompts and guidelines pertaining to information necessary to administer medications safely.
Some handy tables
Formulas used in nursing
Examples of maths applied to nursing
Ms Kerry Reid-Searl is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University. She coordinates foundation nursing skills. Kerry is especially interested in factors that can influence the practice of undergraduate students in the clinical environment and in developing tools that can enhance nurse education.
Dr Trudy Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University. She is interested in the facilitation of learning in a clinical context.
Dr Lorna Moxham is Head of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, with specialised interests in mental health nursing.
Jo Reid-Speirs has 20 years' maths teaching experience. She has held various positions including junior and primary school teaching roles, special education teaching positions, distance educator, school principal and a project officer. Jo is currently employed as a senior teacher with Education Queensland.
The Survival Guide project was developed by the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Central Queensland University.