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How to Master Nursing Calculations Australian & New Zealand Edition


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Introduction: Basic maths self-assessment test 1. Basic Arithmetic Skills: How to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers; Sequence of operations (BoDMAS); Factors and multiples; Chapter 1 questions 2. Fractions and Decimals: Introduction to fractions; Cancelling (equivalent fractions); How to add and subtract fractions; How to multiply and divide fractions; Improper fractions; Mixed fractions; Multiplication and division of fractions by whole numbers; How to cross-cancel fractions; Introduction to decimals; Addition, subtraction, mltiplication and division and decimals; How to round decimal numbers; Conversion of decimals to fractions; Conversion of fractions to decimals; How to work out percentages; How to express numbers as percentages; Chapter 2 questions 3. Measurement: The metric system of measurement (SI units); Weight; Chossing the best units for your answer; Volume; Time; Reading instrument scales; Chapter 3 questions 4. Drug Dosage Calculations: Oral medication; Injections; Infusions, the gving set and drop rates; Concentration; Changing the infusion rate; Calculating the prescribed dose in infusions; Chapter 4 questions 5. Drug Administration: How to read medication charts; Abbreviations; Prescription awareness; Drug familiarity; Medication chart questions 6. Mock Tests: Introduction to the tests; Nursing numerical test; Nursing calculation mock test 1; Nursing calculation mock test 2; Nursing calculation mock test 3 Answers

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Chris Tyreman BN is a nurse with the NHS trust. He has taught numeracy to adults via distance learning and evening classes. Dr Patricia Farrar is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). With more than 40 years experience as a registered nurse and nurse educator, Dr Farrar has qualifications in education, Coronary care and cario-thoracic nursing. She is also engaged in clinical practice in a private surgical hospital.

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