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Quick Review: Math for Health Care Professionals 2nd Edition
Michael Kennamer
ISBN-13: 9781305509818 | ISBN-10: 1305509811
© 2017 | Published |  367  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781401880057

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Perfect for the learner who needs a refresher on math concepts pertaining to health care, QUICK REVIEW: MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2e thoroughly explains the fundamentals of mathematics while emphasizing their application to real-world health care practice. The result is students fully understand the "why" behind what they are learning. Each chapter includes a quick review of concepts as well as numerous practice problems to help learners get reacquainted with the various math concepts. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are a focus. Illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics. The second edition includes an all-new chapter on pre-algebra and geometry. In addition, MindTap® digital learning solution offers a wealth of online activities and resources.



  • Preface.
    To the Reader.
    Unit 1: BASIC PRINCIPLES.
    1. Measurement Systems.
    2. Whole Number Review.
    3. Decimals.
    4. Fractions.
    5. Ratios and Proportions.
    6. Percentages.
    7. Conversions.
    8. Essentials of Pre-Algebra and Geometry.
    Unit 2: APPLICATIONS.
    9. Medication Dosage Calculations.
    10. Weights, Measures and Time.
    11. Measuring Intake and Output.
    Unit 3: ADDITIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES.
    Appendix A: Resources.
    Appendix B: Abbreviations.
    Appendix C: Equivalents.
    Appendix D: Glossary.
    Index.

    • "Math in the Real World" features help instructors reinforce how real-life health care professionals use math every day. Each chapter opens with health care professionals relating in their own words the importance of math to real-world practice.
    • Skill Sharpener exercises appearing throughout the chapters enable students to check their comprehension of each learning objective through hands-on application. Dozens of practice problems give your student plenty of opportunity to become proficient.
    • Post-tests end every chapter so that readers can ensure they have a thorough understanding of current chapter concepts before moving onto a new chapter.
    • Drug labels are used throughout to familiarize students with what they will see in real-world practice.
    • Syringes are drawn to actual size so that students can learn to easily recognize the different types of syringes.
    • MindTap® online student resources help you engage and transform your students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap® helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.
    • An all-new Chapter 8: Essentials of Pre-Algebra and Geometry ensures students have a solid understanding of these concepts as they relate to real-world practice.
    • Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current practice, chapters include expanded coverage of body mass index, 24-hour time, methods for calculating the volume of containers of various shapes and sizes, and much more.
  • "The book provides a comprehensive review of mathematical calculations for individuals interested in health care. The pretest, skill sharpener exercises and review/reflect provide the student with the means to assess their ability and improve those skills. I like how the book is laid out and can be used as an independent study guide."

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  • Mike Kennamer, Ed.D., NRP, currently serves as director of workforce development at Northeast Alabama Community College, where he previously served as chair of the skills training division and director of the EMS department. Kennamer has authored several books and video series, and has contributed to a number of projects, including both print and web-based projects. His experience in teaching in and administering a variety of allied health programs gives him a strong foundation from which to write. Kennamer also serves as President/CEO of Kennamer Media Group, a content development and content management company whose core values include integrity, quality and focus.