Math Basics for the Health Care Professional
For all learners preparing for allied health careers. This text is ideal for high school vocational programs; adult education programs; individual self-study; pre-nursing studies; and in-house or on-the-job training programs.
Help all learners successfully master the basic math skills needed in today's health professions
Math Basics for Healthcare Professionals, 5th Edition, has a fresh, open design that includes white space for student practice, plus many helpful learning features. Designed to help any learner master the math skills needed in the current healthcare workplace, this entry-level text begins with a comprehensive pre-test to gauge students’ abilities and remediation needs. Next, it offers practical, health-centered coverage of pre-algebra, the metric system, reading drug labels, medicine cups, syringes, intravenous administration bags, parenteral dosages, basic intravenous administration, and basic dosage by weight units. Each unit provides a pre-test, followed by concept review, instruction, examples, practice problems, critical-thinking questions, and a post-test. Appendices include answers to odd-numbered practice problems, additional practice, a comprehensive post-test, and student learning resources. Organized to build skills sequentially, the text uses clear writing, simple explanations, healthcare-specific examples, abundant practice exercises, and proven mnemonics to support retention.
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