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Mathematics Explained for Healthcare Practitioners

by Derek Haylock and Paul Warburton SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
01/2013
ISBN:
9781446211199
Format:
Pbk 264 pages
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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.

AUDIENCE: Student nurses and healthcare professionals.

Introduction
Understanding the Number System
Addition and Subtraction Skills
Multiplication and Division Skills
Units of Length
Units of Liquid Volume
Units of Weight
Using a Calculator
Rounding
Calculations with Decimal Numbers
Imperial Units Still in Use
Understanding Fractions and Ratios
Proportionality and 'Per'
Percentages
Miscellaneous Mathematics
Application
Answers to Check-ups
Index

'The perfect resource for any health care student that wants to improve their number skills and increase their confidence. The book contains lots of visual aids and exercises, going right back to basics. A must read' - Natasha Eccles, student, BN Child Nursing, University of Glamorgan 'This book is a breath of fresh air. It starts by giving the reader a sound understanding of numeracy, before applying this to real life situations. A must read for every student of health care, and for a fair proportion of those already qualified' - Patric Devitt, University of Salford
Derek Haylock is an education consultant and author. He worked for over 30 years in teacher education, both initial and in-service, and was Co-Director of Primary Initial Teacher Training and responsible for the mathematics components of the primary programmes at the University of East Anglia (UEA) Norwich. He has considerable practical experience of teaching and researching in primary classrooms. His work in mathematics education has taken him to Germany, Belgium, Lesotho, Kenya, Brunei and India. He works as a consultant for both the Training and Development Agency for Schools and the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency. As well as his extensive publications in the field of education, he has written seven books of Christian drama for young people and a Christmas musical (published by Church House/National Society).

Paul Warburton, co-ordinator of the Non-Medical Prescribing programme at Edge Hill University.