Saunders Math Skills for Health Professionals - E-Book: Edition 2

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Master math principles and see how they apply to patient care! Saunders Math Skills for Health Professionals, 2nd Edition reviews and simplifies the everyday math skills you need to succeed as a healthcare professional. Practical examples show how to solve problems step by step, and clarify fundamental math principles including fractions and percentages, ratios and proportions, basic algebra, and statistics. Written by expert educator Rebecca Hickey, this edition adds a chapter on solutions and IV calculations and even more practice problems with step-by-step solutions. No other textbook makes math so friendly and so accessible!
  • A workbook format
  • lets you solve problems as you review the material.
  • UNIQUE! Full-color design highlights key information and fully illustrates examples such as how to set up problems, the different parts of equations, and how to move decimal points.
  • Learning objectives follow Bloom’s taxonomy, highlight the key topics in each chapter, and explain their importance in patient care.
  • Chapter Outlines and Chapter Overviews serve as a framework for each chapter and explain why it is important to understand the material presented.
  • EXPANDED! Example problems in each chapter use a step-by-step method for solving problems.
  • Master the Skill boxes provide quizzes that let you assess your knowledge of the information in each chapter.
  • Key terms that explain mathematical computations are bolded at first mention in the text and defined in the glossary.
  • Spiral binding with plenty of white space allows you to write out your answers and work through problems in the book.
  • NEW! Solutions and IV Calculations chapter
  • includes topics seen in chemistry, such as calculations for IV solutions and drip rate conversions, duration and total volume of solutions, and discussions on solutes, solvents, logarithms, and pH conversions.
  • NEW! Additional content includes the translation of orders written with abbreviations, use of mercury thermometers, problems involving I&O, and reading and writing prescriptions.
  • NEW word problems include more Practice the Skill and more Building Confidence with the Skill exercises, helping you apply abstract mathematical concepts to real-world situations.
  • NEW! More focus on graph charting is provided throughout the book.
  • NEW! More Math in the Real World boxes take information that you use in your everyday life and demonstrate how the same concept can be applied in health care.
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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
May 6, 2015
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780323327299
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / General
Medical / Nursing / General
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Plenty of examples, practice problems, and learning tools provide the perfect math review for health professionals! With just the right level of content and highly illustrated example problems, this user-friendly worktext helps you learn and understand fundamental math principles and understand how they apply to patient care.UNIQUE! Full-color format highlights key information on setting up problems, understanding parts of equations, moving decimal points, and more.Spiral bound format with plenty of white space allows you to use the text as a workbook in which you can write your answers and work out problems. Consistent chapter formats make it easy to retain information and identify important content. Chapter objectives emphasize what you should learn from each chapter and how your knowledge applies to patient care. Key terms defined at the beginning of each chapter help you understand new vocabulary in the text. Chapter overviews introduce you to the topics discussed in the chapter. Example problems demonstrate and label each step to getting a solution and show you how to solve similar problems. Practice the Skill problems incorporated within the chapter for in-class discussion allow you to practice what you’ve learned before receiving homework assignments. Math in the Real World boxes include word problems that apply your knowledge to everyday life as well as common healthcare situations. Strategy boxes demonstrate the steps to solving topic problems and provide a helpful example for solving more problems. Human Error boxes include hints on common errors and show you how to double-check your answers. Math Etiquette boxes help you solve problems by presenting proper math rules. Chapter quizzes allow you to assess your learning and identify areas for further study.
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