Higher Education

Practical Problems in Math for Health Science Careers, 3rd Edition

  • Louise Simmers, M.Ed.
  • Karen Simmers-Nartker, B.S.N.
  • Sharon Simmers-Kobelak, B.B.A.
  • ISBN-10: 1111540381  |  ISBN-13: 9781111540388
  • 368 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 1996
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE CAREERS, 3RD EDITION familiarizes students in Allied Health programs with essential math processes using real-life examples and straightforward instruction. Using a word problem format, this text starts with simple examples and progresses to complex paradigms to ensure students are engaged throughout each chapter. In addition to basic applications with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, problems involving medications, intravenous solutions, and other emulsions information are also featured on common graphs, charts, and gauges. Thoroughly updated and expanded, Practical Problems In Mathematics For Health Science Careers, 3rd Edition provides a strong foundation in the essential math processes used in all areas of health care.

Features and Benefits

  • Specifically focused on practical math applications in the health care professions.
  • Outstanding graphics, charts, and diagrams help readers visualize the problems and learn how to interpret information.
  • Signature "Careers" chapter details the broad spectrum of employment opportunities in health care.
  • Familiarizes readers with the medical abbreviations used in math problems throughout the various health occupations.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers.
2. Common Fractions.
3. Decimal Fractions.
4. Percent, Interest, and Averages.
5. Ratio and Proportion.
6. Metric and Other Measurements.
7. Measurement Instruments.
8. Graphs and Charts.
9. Accounting and Business.
10. Math for Medications.
11. Introduction to Health Occupations.

What's New

  • Real drug labels are now used as figures to provide realistic math calculations.
  • New graphs and diagrams enhance the explanation of mathematical principles.
  • Additional problems that are updated to current day pricing and costs appear in every unit in the text.
  • Expanded coverage for Biotechnology Research and Development Careers that includes new review exercises.
  • Updated Careers chapter contains new educational requirements, salary ranges, and job-specific duties using National Healthcare Standards.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Louise Simmers, M.Ed.

Louise Simmers received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in education from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health nurse, a medical-surgical nurse, a coronary care nurse, and an instructor of practical nursing and diversified health occupations. Louise has received the Vocational Educator of the Year award and the Diversified Health Occupations Instructor of the Year Award for the state of Ohio.

Karen Simmers-Nartker, B.S.N.

Karen Simmers-Nartker graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She has been employed as a nurse in telemetry step-down and in medical, surgical, and neurological intensive care. She is currently employed as a shift coordinator in an open-heart intensive care unit. She has obtained certification from the Emergency Nurses Association for the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and from the American Heart Association for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). In her current position as charge nurse in an ICU, she coordinates patient care and staff assignments; manages interpersonal conflicts among staff and/or patients and family members; is responsible for ensuring quality care to meet the diverse needs of patients and/or family; actively participates in in-services to evaluate new equipment, medications, hospital services and supplies; and teaches and mentors newly employed nurses.

Sharon Simmers-Kobelak, B.B.A.

Sharon Simmers-Kobelak graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a bachelor of business administration degree. She is currently employed in the educational publishing industry as an integrated solutions specialist. In this position, she assists instructors at private career schools in finding appropriate print and digital materials for classroom instruction. Sharon also provides in-service training for instructors on using digital assets and instructor and student resources. She achieved President's Club status for two years, number-one representative status for one year, and has repeatedly achieved quota in her 20 years in the educational publishing industry.