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ISBN-13 9780133103724ISBN-10 0133103722
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-310415-XISBN-13 978-0-13-310415-8
Author(s): Michele Benjamin Lesmeister
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 416
Description

For all learners preparing for allied health careers or seeking to upgrade their skills and move on to new responsibilities. 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.

This entry-level text can help any learner successfully master the basic math skills needed in today's health professions. This edition's fresh, open, full-color design includes far more white space for student practice, plus many new learning features. MATH BASICS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, 4/e 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 15-question 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 new student learning resources. Organized to build skills sequentially, the text uses proven mnemonics to support retention. This edition also adds new coverage of dimensional analysis, plus new Professional Expertise tips throughout.

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