Math for Health Care Professionals

  • AUTHOR: Michael Kennamer
  • ISBN-13: 9781305509788 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 336 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2005
  • ©2017     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Demonstrating how mathematics is used in real-world practice, MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2E is a comprehensive, foundational resource that is equally effective in the classroom or for self-study. It assumes no prior knowledge of mathematics or health care but merges the two into the capstone of a complete learning package -- including a student workbook and the MindTap® digital learning solution. The book emphasizes the fundamentals of mathematics as well as their application to health care. Through drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, conversions, illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts, readers practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics. The Second Edition includes new chapters on pre-algebra and geometry as well as statistics. It also offers expanded coverage of body mass index, 24-hour time, calculating the volume of containers of various shapes, and more.

Features

  • Pre-Test Assessments: Each chapter begins with a pre-test to assess prior knowledge of the material -- enabling students to target specific areas of study that need improvement instead of spending time on skills they have already mastered.
  • Self-Checks: Skill Sharpener exercises appear after each section so that students can self-test their abilities prior to progressing to the next section.
  • Real-World Insight: Through "Math in the Real World" features, health care professionals share with students the importance of math in health care practice -- using their own words and drawing from their own professional experiences.
  • Clearly Stated Objectives: Each chapter includes a list of learning objectives, helping students focus on key concepts. Each objective is listed as a primary heading with an explanation immediately following.
  • Health Care Applications: While the fundamentals of mathematics are foundational to this book, their application to health care is emphasized. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are emphasized and illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the student to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics.
  • Complete Learning Package: MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2e serves as the foundation of a complete mathematics learning package for health care learners. Other components of the system include a quick review manual, a student workbook, and an online learning solution, Mindtap.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Michael Kennamer

    Mike Kennamer, Ed.D., NRP, currently serves as director of workforce development at Northeast Alabama Community College, where he previously served as chair of the skills training division and director of the EMS department. Kennamer has authored several books and video series, and has contributed to a number of projects, including both print and web-based projects. His experience in teaching in and administering a variety of allied health programs gives him a strong foundation from which to write. Kennamer also serves as President/CEO of Kennamer Media Group, a content development and content management company whose core values include integrity, quality and focus.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: INTRODUCTION.
1. Math as a Health care Function.
Unit 2: BASIC PRINCIPLES.
2. Numerical Systems.
3. Measurement Systems.
4. Whole Number Review.
5. Decimals.
6. Fractions.
7. Ratio and Proportions.
8. Percentages.
9. Conversions.
10. Essentials of Pre-Algebra and Geometry.
Unit 3: APPLICATIONS.
11. Medication Dosage Calculations.
12. Weights, Measures and Time.
13. Measuring Intake and Output.
14. Application of Statistical Principles in Health care.
Unit 4: ADDITIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES.
Appendix A: Resources.
Appendix B: Abbreviations.
Appendix C: Equivalents.
Appendix D: Glossary.
Appendix E: Final Summative Evaluation.
Answers to Selected Questions.
Index.

New to this Edition

  • Bringing chapter concepts to life, MindTap® for Kennamer's MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2e delivers a digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap® helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.
  • An all-new chapter -- Essentials of Pre-Algebra and Geometry -- covers the fundamentals of these two key areas to ensure your students have a solid foundation in the building blocks of the higher-level math they will need in the health care field.
  • An all-new chapter -- Application of Statistical Principles in Health care -- walks students step by step through the fundamentals they will need to know to apply statistics to real-world practice as health care practitioners.
  • Continuing to offer current, comprehensive coverage, chapters have been expanded to include such new topics as body mass index, 24-hour time, calculating the volume of containers of various shapes and sizes, and much more.
  • Extremely student friendly, the Second Edition is relevant to all health care professions. Its user-friendly design enables students to quickly test out on the topics they already know, review the areas that need a quick refresher, and learn new material with which they are not familiar.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 130550979X | ISBN-13: 9781305509795)
    The student workbook is designed to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions; key-term definition queries; and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.
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  • MindTap® Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Kennamer's Math for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1305509773 | ISBN-13: 9781305509771)
    MindTap® Basic Health Science, for Kennamer’s Math for Health Care Professionals, 2nd is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours’, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course. MindTap offers automatically graded math assignments to help save you time as well as real-world application activities that help students connect math concepts to on the job applications.
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  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130550982X | ISBN-13: 9781305509825)
    This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their MindTap® Health Care resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content. Mindtap offers practice and review opportunities of math concepts in an automatically graded format and also offers real-world application of key concepts.
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  • Quick Review: Math for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1305509811 | ISBN-13: 9781305509818)
    Perfect for the learner who needs a refresher on math concepts pertaining to health care, QUICK REVIEW: MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2e thoroughly explains the fundamentals of mathematics while emphasizing their application to real-world health care practice. The result is students fully understand the "why" behind what they are learning. Each chapter includes a quick review of concepts as well as numerous practice problems to help learners get reacquainted with the various math concepts. Drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, and conversions are a focus. Illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts allow the reader to practice real-life health care skills requiring mathematics. The second edition includes an all-new chapter on pre-algebra and geometry. In addition, MindTap® digital learning solution offers a wealth of online activities and resources.
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Student Supplements

  • Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 130550979X | ISBN-13: 9781305509795)
    The student workbook is designed to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions; key-term definition queries; and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.
    Price = 60.50
  • MindTap® Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Kennamer's Math for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1305509773 | ISBN-13: 9781305509771)
    It’s 1 AM, there are 20 tabs open on your computer, you lost your flashcards for the test, and you’re so tired you can’t even read. It’d be nice if someone came up with a more efficient way of studying. Luckily, someone did. With a single login for or Kennamer’s MindTap® Basic Health Sciences for MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2nd Edition you can connect with your instructor, organize coursework, and have access to a range of study tools, including e-book and apps all in one place! Manage your time and workload without the hassle of heavy books: the MindTap Reader keeps all your notes together, lets you print the material, and will even read text out loud. Master the most important information with whiteboard videos that bring concepts to life, hundreds of skill sharpeners and real world assignments that apply your knowledge of math to healthcare scenarios. Need extra practice? Find pre-populated flashcards with the MindTap Mobile App, as well as quizzes and important course alerts. Want to know where you stand? Use the Progress app to track your performance in relation to other students.
    Price = 147.00
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130550982X | ISBN-13: 9781305509825)
    This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap® Health Care resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content. Mindtap offers practice and review opportunities of math concepts in an automatically graded format and also offers real-world application of key concepts.
    Price = 147.00
  • Quick Review: Math for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1305509811 | ISBN-13: 9781305509818)
    Written by a health care professional for health care professionals, QUICK REVIEW: MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2e is perfect for anyone needing a refresher on math concepts used in health care. It thoroughly explains the "why" along with the fundamentals of health-related math. Each chapter includes a quick review of concepts as well as numerous exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. The text emphasizes drug dosages, intake and output, weights and measures, temperatures, IV drip rates, conversions, and other real-world math applications. Detailed illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, IV bags, and I and O charts prepare you for what you will experience on the job. In addition, MindTap® offers a wealth of online activities and resources to help you maximize your success.
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