Simmers: PPM (Practical Problems in Math) for Health Science Careers 3rd Edition

This book 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.

  • 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.

Key Features
  • 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.

New to this edition
  • 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.

About the Author
  • Louise Simmers received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in Education from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health nurse, a medical-surgical nurse, 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 graduated from Kent State University, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She has been employed as a telemetry step-down, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, and neurological intensive care nurse. 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 inservices to evaluate new equipment, medications, hospital services and supplies; and teaches and mentors newly employed nurses.
  • 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 a Career Account Manager. In this position, she assists instructors at private career schools to find appropriate materials for classroom instruction. Sharon also provides inservice training for instructors on how to utilize the instructor and student resources in the most productive manner. She achieved President's Club status for two years and has repeatedly achieved quota with her publisher during her tenure with the company.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 3 edition (March 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111540381
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111540388
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
List Price: $62.95 

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