Numeracy & Clinical Calculations For Nurses
A working grasp of numeracy and basic mathematical skills is vital in modern nursing. Many student nurses have only a limited knowledge of the subject and struggle to get to get to grips with the key principles and calculations they need to know.Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nursesis a user-friendly introduction to the subject which guides the reader from the basics through to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting.Using extensive worked examples the author links the abstract mathematics to real-world situations to help the reader understand the subject in the context of their nursing practice.Rather than simply training by rote, the book features 'Sense Checks', 'Top Tips' and 'Error Alerts' to encourage the reader to develop their overall numeracy skills, and thus minimize the possibility of future errors.
Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nursesis a user-friendly introduction for student nurses which guides the reader from the basics through to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting.
Table of Contents
1 Numeracy and calculation skills in the clinical environment2 Back to basics3 The SI system4 Calculating drug doses5 Other clinical calculations6 TestsAppendices: Administering medicines safely, Routes of administration, Medication administration records, Drug glossary, Multiplication gridSelf-assessment test answers; References