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Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students
Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

Third Edition
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March 2015 | 144 pages | Learning Matters

With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice.

Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more.

Inside you’ll find:

·         over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online

·         easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths

·         a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas

·         activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations

 
Introduction
 
Diagnostic assessment
 
Essential numeracy requirements for nursing
 
Quantity conversions for nurses
 
Fluid balance and maintenance
 
Drug calculations
 
Calculating intravenous rates
 
Calculations and children
 
Exam skills and revision exercises

Fantastic book, which helps take the panic out of maths calculations. The quick tests facilitate instant feedback to develop progression. User friendly.

Stella Cosgrove
Practice Education Facilitator, Workforce and Education Directorate, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

An excellent well-structured book. A must for nursing students.

Chris Wheable
Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing), University of Wolverhampton

This book provides an essential guide for students at Plymouth University. From a choice of texts this was the book that received the most positive feedback from our students and we have now adopted this text into the module.

Mr Matt Carey
Lecturer in Child Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University

A highlight for me is that the reader is encouraged to complete a diagnostic test, which will assess the reader's current level of mathematical ability. Following the series of diagnostic tests the reader is directed to the chapter that best suits their individual area of calculation, which requires development. The reader is provided with many scenarios and helps the reader to understand and recognise how the particular calculations are used in every day nursing practice.

Julie Tracey, practice education facilitator, Northern Ireland
Nursing Times

This book is a good comprehensive book that would aid anyone in there understanding around drug calculations. The extra online revision makes this book even more beneficial.

Mrs zoe-louise smethurst
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth
November 2, 2016

A very useful book which covers drug calculations.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 25, 2016

Clear and concise to use.

Lee-Anne Rylatt
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth
September 26, 2016

Excellent text for student nurses. Lots of drug calculations. Child calculations also included.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
August 12, 2016

This book is brilliant and I will continue to use and recommend to my students

Jennifer Stewart
Health & Social Care (Warrington), Chester University
June 16, 2016

This essential and comprehensive guide will support students in preparing for drug calculations and numeracy assessments.

Mrs Karen Hudson
Health , Essex University
June 9, 2016

Susan Starkings

Susan Starkings was Head of Skills for Learning at London South Bank University. She has been teaching for over 30 years both in FE and HE. She is a National Teaching Fellow in Mathematics & Statistics, awarded in 2006 from the HE Academy and an honorary title for life. She was also, in 2008, awarded a UCU life changer award for her work in education. Her specialty is in helping nursing, and other, students succeed in their numerical/mathematical calculations.  She now volunteers at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent. More About Author

Larry Krause

Larry Krause was a Mathematics Lecturer in the Centre for Learning Support and Development at London South Bank University,  and has over 10 years experience of supporting nursing students in the support centre, particularly specializing in nursing calculations. More About Author

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