Practical Problems in Math for Health Occupations

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Author: Louise Simmers, M.Ed.
Edition: 002
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781401840013
ISBN 10: 1401840019
Copyright: 2005

Price: $99.95

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This newly revised book provides a strong foundation in the essential math processes that are employed by health occupations workers in all areas of health care. Exercises are presented in a word problem format with concrete examples of how the math process is used in different health care careers. Problems start with simple examples and progress to complex paradigms that induce readers to tackle difficult situations. In addition to basic applications with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, information is also featured on common graphs, charts, and gauges that are likely to be encountered in the health care field. This edition includes a large portion of coverage that is devoted to problems involving medications, intravenous solutions, and other emulsions.


  • Students gain insight into practical math applications in the health care profession
  • Outstanding graphics, charts, and diagrams help readers visualize the problems and learn how to interpret information
  • An entire unit is devoted to the many different opportunities in health care that are available
  • Comprehensive coverage promotes a firm understanding of the use of medical abbreviations to complete math problems in health occupations
  • Thorough coverage of math for health careers prepares readers to use math successfully in their personal lives while, for example, managing their money

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