Although the introduction aims to reassure [the reader], there is a serious message about the importance of numeracy in achieving high standards of care and its relationship to professional accountability. The book is well structured and easy to follow. It reinforces the rules and strategies that are taught at school, which we should all revisit and practise, especially under pressure. I recommend it as a personal reference guide for qualified and pre-registration staff.
[The book] covers all the areas that a healthcare professional will need to improve skills. The book could assist in teaching nursing students, and others, about this important aspect of healthcare practice.
'The perfect resource for any health care student that wants to improve their number skills and increase their confidence. The book contains lots of visual aids and exercises, going right back to basics. A must read' - Natasha Eccles, student, BN Child Nursing, University of Glamorgan
This excellent and highly accessible book is a great resource for learners, practitioners and teachers alike, covering a comprehensive array of mathematical principles and applying them to various contexts...Everyday situations are used to illustrate points throughout the book along with specific clinical applications, which serves to engage the reader and increase the accessibility of the text.
This book explains mathematics in such a way as to make the reader understand how to work out medication calculations, rather than just remember parrot fashion how to arrive at the correct answer in known circumstances
Very useful for both pre-reg and CPD students
For many nuses and midwives mathematic's can be a frightening subject and often the issue that raises most worries. This text will go a long way to helping reduce these fears.It is clear and easy to navigate through and the examples and explainations of the process will enable understanding. It is written simply, and gives clear objectives for each chapter. I really like the "have a check up" sections and also like how the authors have used everyday references to help with context too.
A good book to supplement development of mathematics for healthcare practitioners
easy to understand with clear examples throughout, good question and answers, spot the errors section excellent, will help develop understanding for students.
I believe this text would be more suitable for 3rd Year students. I feel that the text could be more visually appealing .As some students respond to colour and graphics to help them learn. I found the "error activities" useful for the students.
OK, for some learners but may not suit all. I have a range of text as students relate to them differently
Book is well presented in a logical manner. The book has practical examples for which students are able to work through in their own time.
Will discuss with lead for numeracy
This is one of three textbooks i recommend to students regarding drug calculations as different books help different people.
This book we enable midwifery students to deal confidently and competently with drug calculations.
Good supplemental book for those students needing support with their maths.
One of a range of books that supports students who may struggle with basic mathematics, particularly arithmetic
Excellent maths book for level 3 and 4 wanting to go into nursing . Essential assistence for maths /functional skills exams.
A very useful book to help students who are unconfident about their mathematical abilities. The book includes some basic maths with useful contextual examples. This allows the student to relate to the importance of numerical skills in healthcare and veterinary professions
Gives a good overview of basic numeracy skills, although some parts were quite complicated.
I found this book rather complicated in places. Would have been enhanced with more references and images of medications.