Author: Neil Davison

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 1908625252

Category: Medical

Page: 345

View: 7874

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 Nurses is 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 minimise the possibility of future errors.
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Author: Neil Davison

Publisher: Lantern Publications

ISBN: 9781908625243

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 2794

Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses is a user-friendly introduction for student nurses which guides the reader from the basics through to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting.
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Calculations and Practice

Author: Pearl Shihab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273742395

Category: Nursing

Page: 234

View: 9383

Competency in Maths is essential for safe nursing practice; this is the only text to clearly explain Maths specifically for students in nursing and healthcare, expelling the tears and frustration that can be experienced whilst trying to grapple with the subject. The author has been teaching anatomy, physiology and pharmacology to nursing students for 25 years, and is well placed to understand the fears that students have when addressing numbers and maths. This text will help students to handle numbers confidently in the administration of drugs and other practice settings. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate the use of arithmetic and the student will be able to work at their own pace throughout. In addition to drug calculations, the text will allow students to feel confident in other practice settings such as: calculating the body mass index (BMI) of a patient, reading and interpreting a blood result back from the lab, interpreting demographic data, calculating the nutritional intake for a patient, and measuring a patient's blood pressure, pulse, and temperature.Shihab draws on her 25 years of teaching experience to provide a text devoted specifically to competency in the often-dreaded area of maths for student nurses. - THES, Feb 2010 MyMathLab is really good. I especially like the common clinical measurements and physiological measurement questions because I can really relate them to practice. I even take the book to practice with me because it is such an easy read for me as I have never worked in healthcare before. I feel like I have learnt a lot from the book.-Wayne Fleming, Nursing Student, Manchester Metropolitan University
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Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473917670

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 7271

With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations
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Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119114160

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 5729

The fast and easy way to pass the Nursing Calculations test Is the maths behind the medicine making you maudlin over taking your Nursing Calculations test? You've come to the right place! Written by a nurse with countless hours of experience—and who trains other nurses every day—this plain-English, no-nonsense guide to nursing calculations and IV therapy makes it easier to come to grips with the numbers and formulas you'll encounter on the day of the exam—and in the field. Many students and practising nurses struggle with mathematics. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible. From fractions, percentages, and proportions to pills, fluids, and prescriptions, Nursing Calculations & IV Therapy For Dummies UK edition offers detailed advice and instruction on everything you need to know to pass the exam with flying colours. Hundreds of practise questions help you learn and revise Clear explanations and lack of jargon make learning easy Observation charts and extra content are available for download upon purchase Combines nursing calculations and IV therapy to offer excellent value Whether you're a student revising for the Nursing Calculations test, a newly qualified nurse looking to brush up on your maths skills, or a member of a medical staff who's been asked to take on nursing duties, this friendly and accessible guide makes maths less menacing.
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A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Lapham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482248468

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 9670

The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.
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Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526447959

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 2074

With an easy-to-use format, this book is all you need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand you in good stead, both during your initial nurse training and your career in practice. This new edition now includes a tests for those students looking to undertake Continuing Professional Development to achieve Non-Medical Prescribing Nurse qualifications. It also contains: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy-to-understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help you identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations More than just a book… There is a dedicated website accompanying this book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more.
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A Textbook for Health Care Students

Author: Neil Davison

Publisher: Reflect PressLtd

ISBN: 9781906052072

Category: Medical

Page: 104

View: 8840

This valuable textbook will help nurses and other health care students achieve confidence and proficiency in performing a variety of calculations, both in the clinical environment and in written tests. It discusses the increasing demands placed upon the numeracy skills of nurses and considers potential sources of calculation errors. The basics of the decimal system and the four methods of performing calculations are reviewed. Formulae for calculating drug dosages are explored and the use of numeracy in other areas of clinical practice is examined. The book contains a considerable number of 'self-tests' to provide students with feedback on their learning and answers to these activities are provided at the back of the book. All basic calculations will be presented in a health care context with real-world examples from a wide range of practice settings including nursing, midwifery, child health, etc. Numeracy, Clinical Calculations and Basic Statistics is designed specifically for undergraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery students. It is also suitable for students on Foundation Degree courses, Access courses, Return to Practice programmes and NVQ courses.
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Context for Practice

Author: Kerri Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344534

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9075

This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.
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Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844891X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 3457

Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.
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Pass Numeracy Tests and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

Author: C. J. Tyreman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749461553

Category: Drugs

Page: 167

View: 3037

To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts.The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels.It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.
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2nd Edition

Author: Diana Coben,Elizabeth Atere-Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230580211

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 8230

Maths can be an unnecessary source of anxiety for both students and professionals involved in nursing and healthcare. Now the new edition of Coben & Atere-Roberts' classic text tackles this issue head-on, providing valuable support and advice for those who need it. Building on the success of its predecessor, the second edition provides practical help in a user-friendly format, offering refreshers on maths and anchoring suggested strategies to real-life situations. There are new sections on nurse prescribing, care of older patients and the organization of healthcare work - all designed to reflect the changing responsibilities within the nursing and healthcare fields. The result is an indispensable guidebook that leaves nurses and other health professionals free to concentrate on caring for patients safely and effectively.
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With Applications to General and Specialty Areas

Author: Joyce LeFever Kee,Sally M. Marshall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323390846

Category: Nursing

Page: N.A

View: 2135

Accurate drug calculations start here! Clinical Calculations With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 8th Edition covers all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis. It also includes practice problems not only for general care but also for specialty areas such as pediatrics and critical care. A new chapter covers insulin administration, and concise, illustrated information includes the latest medications, drug administration techniques, and devices. Written by a team of experts led by Joyce Kee, Clinical Calculations makes it easy to understand drug calculation and emphasizes patient safety above all else.Coverage of all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis allows you to apply the method that works best for you.Updated information on drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the latest techniques of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes.Updated drug information ensures you are familiar with the most commonly used drugs in clinical practice."Caution "boxes alert you to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration.Information on infusion pumps enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA, and insulin helps you understand their use in drug administration."Calculations for Specialty Areas" section addresses the drug calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.Detailed, full-color photos and illustrations show the most current equipment for IV therapy, the latest types of pumps, and the newest syringes.A comprehensive post-test allows you to test your knowledge of key concepts from the text.NEW "Insulin Administration" chapter provides a guide to administering injectable drugs.NEW practice problems, drugs, drug labels, and photos keep you up to date with today s clinical practice.NEW! Updated QSEN guidelines and The Joint Commission standards help in reducing medication errors and in providing safe patient care. "
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Author: Catherine Delves-Yates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473927692

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 2639

Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473929579) A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources! Essentials of Nursing Practice is a ground-breaking new resource which introduces nursing students to the core topics they need to master during their first year and beyond. It brings the study of nursing to life across all four fields of nursing, in all settings, focussing on what it takes to be the best nurse you can be through person-centred compassionate care. Unlike any other book it uniquely blends digital and print learning resources to engage all styles of learners and to provide lecturers with helpful resources to use in their teaching. More than just a book! An accompanying interactive eBook links to extra resources including videos, case studies, interactive revision quizzes, flashcards, study plans and more. Students can use the eBook to study where and when they want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. All these resources are also available through SAGE edge - visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialnursing to find out more. (Please note that the free access to these resources is only available when you purchase the Print copy of this textbook) Key features of the print and eBook help students to: • Understand: Colourful easy-to-navigate design, chapter topic lists, study plans and knowledge links help students to quickly grasp what they need to know and how topics are interrelated. • Apply: Real voices from students, patients and nurses, case studies with questions, clinical skills videos, and anatomy and physiology revision help students apply knowledge in placements or practical assessments. • Go further: 'What's the Evidence' summaries of research, critical thinking activities, links to SAGE journal articles, useful websites and further reading help students prepare for essays or for the next stage of their course. • Revise: Chapter summaries, test-yourself interactive questions and key term flashcards help students do their best at assessments and exams. Advisory Editors Learning Disabilities: Robert Jenkins and Ruth Northway, University of South Wales Child Nursing: Carol Hall, The University of Nottingham Mental Health: Steven Trenoweth, University of Bournemouth Adult Nursing: Karen Elcock, Kingston University London Clinical Skills: Fiona Everett and Wendy Wright, University of the West of Scotland *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
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Author: Derek Haylock,Paul Warburton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289915

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 5058

If you find mathematics a struggle, or if mathematics makes you panic - whether you're a student preparing for a calculations test, or a qualified healthcare professional - this is the book for you. Its focus is first and foremost on helping you develop a proper and lasting understanding of mathematical concepts and processes in a healthcare context, with an emphasis on developing mental strategies to reinforce your feeling for number and numerical relationships. Clear, accessible chapters take you step-by-step through specific sets of objectives, and once you feel you have fully mastered a particular mathematical process, you're encouraged to practise your skills through a range of practical examples. Each chapter also contains a 'Spot the Errors' feature designed to reflect the busy, pressurised healthcare environment. Written by Derek Haylock, a best-selling mathematics educator, and Paul Warburton, co-ordinator of the Non-Medical Prescribing programme at Edge Hill University, the book is directly linked to the NMC's competencies and will give you the confidence to perform the safe, error-free calculations required of all healthcare professionals.
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Author: Market House Books Limited

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666377

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 8586

This dictionary incorporates new material on the major developments of the last few years, including public health medicine, genetics and organ transplantation. The dictionary includes more than 10,200 clear and concise entries.
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A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie (RGN.),Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 155

View: 1896

This text helps members of the medical profession to make accurate drug calculations and aims to help to improve patient safety. It is designed for the needs of both student nurses and registered nurses.
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Author: Karen Elcock

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927498

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 1857

This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.
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Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister,Alex West-Oram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746678

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 495

'A Fantastic Book. Every Nurse should own one.' 'Amazing must have BIBLE for every student nurse and nurse :).' 'The best investment I've ever made and will be useful for many, many years.' 'This book is perfect to learn about a variety of clinical procedures to help you improve your practice, making it safe and ensuring it is evidence based.' Amazon readers The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care. Learning features in the book include: 'Learning outcomes'- a summary of the topics covered in a chapter. 'Check your knowledge'- lets you check how much you know about the topic already. 'Learning in practice'- asks you to consider issues within your practice environment. 'Case studies'- provide learning around a particular patient case. 'Scenarios'- challenge you to think how you would act in a given situation. 'Key point boxes' - highlight the essential points to remember. 'Learning exercises'- test yourself after each chapter.
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Author: June Looby Olsen,Anthony Giangrasso,Dolores M. Shrimpton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132068840

Category: Medical

Page: 293

View: 4522

This easy-to-use guide for dosage calculations and drug administration is an excellent reference guide for nursing and healthcare professionals. Critical thinking case studies, practice tests, and exercises prepare students for real calculations so they can confidently calculate safe and accurate dosage levels.
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