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Math for Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition

  • Michael Kennamer
  • ISBN-10: 1305509781
  • ISBN-13: 9781305509788
  • 336 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 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.

Reviews

“The book provides a comprehensive review of mathematical calculations for individuals interested in health care. The pretest, skill sharpener exercises and review/reflect provide the student with the means to assess their ability and improve those skills. I like how the book is laid out and can be used as an independent study guide.”
— Sarah Schori, RN, MSN, Northeast Iowa Community College

About the Author

Michael Kennamer

Mike Kennamer, Ed.D., NRP, currently serves as Dean of Workforce Development at Northeast Alabama Community College. Dr. 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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305509803 | ISBN-13: 9781305509801)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

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.

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 Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. MindTap offers automatically graded math assignments to save you time. Real-world application activities help students connect math concepts to on-the-job applications. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

Quick Review: Math for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1305509811 | ISBN-13: 9781305509818)

The Quick Review is a pared down version of Math for Health Care Professionals that offers a condensed review of material for test preparation or for students in need of a math review.

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.

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 Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the text and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and you know where to focus efforts. Stay motivated toward goals as you master the most important information with whiteboard videos that bring concepts to life. Hundreds of skill sharpeners and real-world assignments help you apply your knowledge of math to healthcare scenarios. MINDTAP HELPS YOU MAKE THE TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged can be gathered into a guide.

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.