Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare: Australian Edition eBook

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Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare: Australian Edition eBook

By Pearl Shihab, Elspeth Hillman, Snezana Stolic, Caryn West
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Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare, Australian Edition is the perfect package to help your students prepare for their nursing program. The text begins with basic addition and subtraction and builds to more advanced principles such as drug administration and common clinical measurements. By illustrating how mathematical theory is relevant to clinical practice, Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare is a great tool to help increase student confidence.
Target audience
Undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Basic Arithmetic Skills
The things you don’t want to ask about but need to know.
Chapter 2 Decimals and Other Fractions
How to deal with the bits and pieces.
Chapter 3 SI Units
How’s your French? You only need one phrase ‘Système International d’Unités’.
Chapter 4 Drug calculations
Pills, potions and pinpricks.
Chapter 5 Drug concentrations
The jokers in the pack.
Chapter 6 Per cent, percentage and ratios
Hundreds and thousands and much more.
Chapter 7 Intravenous fluid and drug administration
Drips, drops and devices.
Chapter 8 Common Clinical Measurements
Charting, charting and more charting.
Chapter 9 Physiological Measurements
Blood, but no sweat and tears.
Chapter 10 Statistics and reading research articles
No ostriches here please.
I Roman numerals and their Arabic equivalent
II Multiples and divisions of SI units
III Important elements in the body. Isotopes and Avogadro’s 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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