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Math Basics for the Health Care Professional by Michele Lesmeister
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Math Basics for the Healthcare Professional, Third Edition draws on comments from the field to include more applications: thus, the expanded units on metric system conversions, pre-algebra, reading drug labels, medicine cups, and syringes, parenteral dosages, intravenous administration formulas, and basic dosages by weight have been included in the text. The appendix includes an additional practice tests for each unit. A student CD offers an additional two practice tests for student use.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Preface Health Occupations Matrix of Math Skills and Self-Assessment Health Occupations Math Skills Self-Assessment Score Sheet Math for Healthcare Professionals Pre-test Unit 1 Whole Number Review Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Number Statements Rounding Estimation Basics of statistical Analysis Mean/Average Median Mode Range Roman Numerals Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3 Whole Number Self-Test Unit 2 Fractions Part-to-Whole Relationships Equivalent Fractions Reducing to Lowest or Simplest Terms Multiplication Method Division Method Improper Fractions Adding Fractions with Like Denominators Finding the Common Denominator Ordering Fractions Subtraction of Fractions Borrowing in Subtraction of Fractions Multiplication of Fractions Multiplying a Fraction by a Whole Number Reducing before you Multiply as a Timesaver Multiplication of Mixed Numbers Division of Fractions Fraction Formula Complex Fractions Fraction Self-Test Unit 3 Decimals Rounding Decimals Comparing Decimals Addition of Decimals Subtraction of Decimals Multiplication of Decimals Division of Decimals Zeros as Placeholders in Decimal Division Simplified Multiplication and Division of Decimals Simplified Multiplication Simplified Division Changing Decimals to Fractions Changing Fractions to Decimals Temperature Conversions with Decimals Decimal Conversion Formula Solving Mixed Fraction and Decimal Problems Decimal Self-Test Unit 4 Ratio and Proportion Ratio Proportion Solving for x Word Problems Using Proportions Solving for x in More Complex Problems Using Proportion Nutritional Application of Proportions Ratio and Proportion Self-Test Unit 5 Percents Percent-to-Decimal Conversion Decimal-to-Percent Conversion Using Proportion to Solve Percent Problems Percent Strength of Solutions Single Trade Discount Percent Self-Test Unit 6 Combined Applications Conversion among Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, and Percent Suggested Order of Operations Using Combined Applications in Measurement Conversion Standard Units of Measure More Combined Applications Combined Applications Self-Test Unit 7 PreAlgebra Basics Integers Absolute Value Integer Operations Adding Integers with the Same Sign Adding Integers with Different Signs Subtracting Integers Multiplication of Integers Division of Integers Exponential Notation Scientific Notation Square Roots Order of Operations Algebraic Expressions Expressions Writing Expressions from Word Problems Solving Equations Writing Equations from Word Problems Literal Equations Pre-Algebra Basics Self-Test Unit 8 The Metric System Using the Metric Symbols Changing Unit Measures Metric System Self-Test Unit 9 Reading Drug Labels, Medicine Cups, Syringes, and Intravenous Fluid Administration Bags Reading Drug Labels Reading medicine Cups Reading Syringes Reading IV Adminstration Bags Reading Drug Labels, Medicine Cups, Syringes, and Intravenous Fluid Administration Bags Self-Test Unit 10 Apothecary Measurement and Conversions Apothecary Measurement and Conversions Apothecary System Self-Test Unit 11 Dosage Calculations Rounding in Dosage Calculations Dosage Calculations Formula Practice Practice Using Drug Labels Dosage Calculations Self-Test Unit 12 Parenteral Dosage Parenteral Dosage Parenteral Dosage Self-Test Unit 13 The Basics of Intravenous Fluid Administration IV Fluid Adminstration The Basics of Intravenous Fluid Administration Self-test Unit 14 Basic Dosage by Weight Basic Dosage by Weight Basic Dosage by Weight Self-Test Practice Post-Test Appenix Appendix of Practice Unit Exams 1-14 and Answers Answer Key Index

Author Biography

Michele Benjamin Lesmeister is currently a full-time, tenured member of the faculty at Renton Technical College and has taught in two-year colleges for over 20 years. Michele has also been involved in developing transitional learning materials for native speakers and second language speakers for the health care fields for 18 years. As an active participant in the Universal Design for Learning initiative on the RTC campus, Michele tries to create materials that address learner barriers and improve access to learning for all students. Michele has authored several books, both of which she uses within her own classrooms. Michele is the Vice-President of the Renton Federation of Teachers as well as a member of the National Learning Disabilities Association, the League of Innovation, and the Council on Adult Basic Education. Michele also received the Faculty of the Year Award at RTC in 1989 and 2006.
Release date NZ
March 28th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
3rd New edition
Prentice Hall
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