Mathematics for Health Sciences: A Comprehensive Approach 1st Edition
Joel R. Helms
ISBN-13: 9781435441101 | ISBN-10: 1435441109
© 2010 | Published |  352  Pages

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Select topics according to your mathematical ability and chosen health care profession. Begin with a basic math review or move right to deeper concepts, including algebra and geometry, linear equations and graphing, dilutions, solutions, and concentrations, dosage calculations and more! Learn at your own pace with this easy to use math text specifically for the health sciences.



  • Chapter 1: Mathematical Essentials
    1.1 - Operations with Integers,
    1.2 - Fractions,
    1.3 - Order of Operations,
    1.4 - Decimals,
    1.5 - Percents,
    1.6 - Roman Numerials
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 2: Algebra
    2.1 - Solving Linear Equations,
    2.2 - Mixture Problems,
    2.3 - Solving Rational Equations,
    2.4 - Formulae Manipulation,
    2.5 - Ratios and Proportions,
    2.6 - Solving Percent Problems,
    2.7 - Properties of Exponents,
    2.8 - Scientific Notation,
    2.9 - Significant Digits,
    2.10 - Using the Scientific Calculator,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 3: Measurement Systems and Conversion Procedures
    3.1 - Basic Dimensional Analysis,
    3.2 - Conversions within the Metric System,
    3.3 - Conversions between Metric and Non - Metric,
    3.4 - Apothecary and Household Systems,
    3.5 - Temperature Conversions
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 4: Dilutions, Solutions and Concentrations
    4.1 - Dilutions,
    4.2 - Concentrations,
    4.3 - Concentrations and Volumes of Two Solutions,
    4.4 - Percent Solutions,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 5: Drug Dosages and IV Calculations
    5.1 - Reading and Interpreting Drug Orders and Drug Labels,
    5.2 - Dosage Calculations - Formulas, Proportions and Dimensional Analysis,
    5.3 - Parenteral Dosage Calculations,
    5.4 - Reconstitution of Solutions,
    5.5 - Intravenous Flow Rates,
    5.6 - Titration of Intravenous Medications,
    5.7 - Dosages Based on Weight,
    5.8 - Dosages Based on Body Surface Area,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 6: Linear Equations, Graphing & Variation
    6.1 - The Coordinate Plane,
    6.2 - Slope and Rate of Change,
    6.3 - Graphing Linear Equations Using the Slope,
    6.4 - Graphing Linear Equations Using Tables,
    6.5 - Interpreting Linear and Nonlinear Graphs,
    6.6 - Direct and Inverse Variation,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    7.1 - Functions & Inequalities,
    7.2 - Exponential Functions,
    7.3 - Applications of Exponential Functions - Growth & Decay,
    7.4 - Logarithms,
    7.5 - Applications of Logarithms,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 8: Geometry
    8.1 - Angles and Lines,
    8.2 - Geometric Figures
    8.3 - Understanding Area and Volume,
    8.4 - Surface Area,
    8.5 - Density,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 9: Charts, Tables and Graphs
    9.1 - Collecting Data,
    9.2 - Organizing Data Using Frequency Distribution Tables,
    9.3 - Reading and Interpreting Tables & Charts,
    9.4 - Constructing Charts & Graphs from Tables,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 10: Introductory Statistics
    10.1 - Measures of Central Tendency,
    10.2 - The Standard Deviation,
    10.3 - The Normal Distribution,
    10.4 - The Z - Score,
    10.5 - Percentiles,
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    Chapter 11: Trigonometry
    11.1 - Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem,
    11.2 - Special and Similar Triangles,
    11.3 - Sine, Cosine & Tangent,
    11.4 - Related Trig Functions,
    11.5 - Applications of Trigonometry
    Chapter Summary & Chapter Test

    ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED PRACTICE AND TEST PROBLEMS

    REFERENCES

    GLOSSARY

    INDEX

    • Over 300 step-by-step examples provide learning aids for difficult concepts.
    • Over 1,500 Practice Problems and Chapter Test questions offer opportunities for practice.
    • Notes boxes point out useful facts and tips, while How to Calculate boxes identify important formulas and rules.
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    • Joel R. Helms is an Associate Professor in Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash. Previous to 2004, Mr. Helms taught at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton Virginia. Mr. Helms has taught college level mathematics since 1994.