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"Shihab draws on her 25 years of teaching experience to provide a text devoted specifically to competency in the often-dreaded area of maths for student nurses." - THES, Feb 2010
"MyMathLab is really good. I especially like the common clinical measurements and physiological measurement questions because I can really relate them to practice. I even take the book to practice with me because it is such an easy read for me as I have never worked in healthcare before. I feel like I have learnt a lot from the book."-Wayne Fleming, Nursing Student, Manchester Metropolitan University
Chapter 1 Basic Arithmetic Skills
The things you dont want to ask about but need to know.
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division from the beginning to give you confidence for tackling the chapters involving drug calculations.
Chapter 2 Decimals and Other Fractions
How to deal with the bits and pieces.
Using the skills from chapter 1 to calculate vulgar and decimal fractions in preparation for calculating small drug doses.
Chapter 3 SI Units
Hows your French? You only need one phrase Système International dUnités.
Learn about units that are used to record patients height, weight, temperature and fluid balance as well as measurements used for drug therapy.
Chapter 4 Drug calculations
Pills, potions and pinpricks.
Calculating all types of drug treatments tablets, medicines and injections
Chapter 5 Drug concentrations
The jokers in the pack.
Calculating drugs that are not measured in SI units.
Chapter 6 Per cent, percentage and ratios
Hundreds and thousands and much more.
Find out how much 20% off really means and learn to calculate the amount of drug is in a percentage solution.
Chapter 7 Intravenous fluid and drug administration
Drips, drops and devices
Intravenous fluids need to be given over a prescribed period of time. This chapter shows you how to do the calculations using different types of fluid administration devices.
Chapter 8 Common Clinical Measurements
Charting, charting and more charting.
Taking and recording patients vital signs forms an important part in monitoring their progress to recovery. This chapter shows you how to record this information accurately.
Chapter 9 Physiological Measurements
Blood, but no sweat and tears.
Get to know what is normal and recognise the abnormal. Monitor patients nutritional status and be aware of the energy value of food.
Chapter 10 Statistics and reading research articles
No ostriches here please.
A gentle introduction to some of the terms used in journal articles and knowing what to look for when reading articles in preparation for assignments and completing portfolios.
I Roman numerals and their Arabic equivalent
II Multiples and divisions of SI units
III Important elements in the body. Isotopes and Avogadros constant.
IV Physiological reference values for adults
V Abbreviations used in prescribing
VI & VII Peak flow measurements
VIII Body Mass Index and Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)
IX Nomogram for calculating body surface area
X Weight conversion chart
XI Summary of methods for drug calculations
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Pearl Shihab has wide experience of nursing and midwifery in both hospital and community settings. She has spent the last eleven years teaching biosciences on healthcare programmes and supporting students lacking in maths skills.