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How to Master Nursing Calculations

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Improve Your Maths and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

Chris John Tyreman

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How to Master Nursing Calculations, 2nd edition, combines basic numeracy revision and practice with drug dosage charts and mock tests to help you gain confidence and competence in your studies and on the ward.

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About the book

For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling How to Master Nursing Calculations, is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts.

Including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations - requiring little mathematical knowledge - How to Master Nursing Calculations, 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Basic arithmetic skills;
    • Chapter - 02: Fractions and decimals;
    • Chapter - 03: Measurement;
    • Chapter - 04: Drug dosage calculations;
    • Chapter - 05: Drug administration;
    • Chapter - 06: Mock tests


I found the simple explanations and examples easy to follow and was able to quickly refresh my memory and hone my skills in key areas of calculation. The chapter progression is logical and the examples clear and easy to follow. I would recommend this text as appropriate for all nurses, regardless of experience, and particularly as a refresher for those embarking on degree modules such as Independent Prescribing where numeracy skills are an essential element of the course.
Karen Dorner (DN Sister, RGN), Journal of Community Nursing

I have bought this book recently and I cannot believe at how much I have improved in my drug calculations! Brilliant.
Customer review

I bought this to help me refresh my basic maths in preparation for the university entry tests for Children's Nursing. It was 27 years since I'd done my Maths O Level, so I was rusty to say the least! This book is fantastic. I believe it is the reason I passed my course entry test.
Customer review

The mock tests at the end of the book are invaluable and will be used as a tool for renewing and updating knowledge through my training as a Paediatric Nurse.
Customer review

Brilliantly explained, well laid out, good worked examples and essential for all students who are not natural born mathematicians.
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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749467531
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd February 2013
  • Paperback
  • Format: 216x137
  • 224 pages

About the Author

Chris Tyreman, BN, is an NHS staff nurse in North Wales. He has taught numeracy to adults via distance learning and evening classes. He is also the author of How to Master the BMAT, How to Master the IELTS and co-author of the best-selling How to Master the UKCAT, all published by Kogan Page.

Chris John Tyreman