Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

With an easy-to-use format, this book is all you need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass the first time.

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

With an easy-to-use format, this book is all you need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand you in good stead, both during your initial nurse training and your career in practice. This new edition now includes a tests for those students looking to undertake Continuing Professional Development to achieve Non-Medical Prescribing Nurse qualifications. It also contains: · 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 you identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations More than just a book… There is a dedicated website accompanying this book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

This text helps nursing students succeed first time in medicines calculations tests, and get calculations right in practice.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Getting medicines calculations right is often a matter of life and death. Nursing students must pass calculations tests at the end of their first year, and often prior to entry onto a nursing course. This text helps nursing students succeed first time in medicines calculations tests, and get calculations right in practice.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

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

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

With an easy-to-use format, this book is all you need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass the first time.

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

With an easy-to-use format, this book is all you need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass the first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand you in good stead, both during your initial nurse training and your career in practice. This new edition now includes tests for those students looking to undertake Continuing Professional Development to achieve Non-Medical Prescribing Nurse qualifications. It also contains: 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 you identify problem areas activities, scenarios and case studies from everyday nursing situations More than just a book… There is a dedicated website accompanying this book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more.

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

This title helps new students succeed first time in nursing calculations tests.

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

Now in an updated fifth edition, this easy-to-use textbook provides you with everything you need to know to improve your calculations skills and pass your exams first time. Whether you're preparing for your final year calculations exam, or for a numeracy test to get onto your chosen nursing degree, this book will help you through it all, breaking down the often challenging mathematics into clear and simple guidelines. There are hundreds of questions to practice with and a collection of scenario-based activities that show you how calculations skills are used in day-to-day nursing practice.It also includes... over 360 practice questions in the book and an extra 500+ questions free to use online an interactive website offering further support, self-testing, and mobile study a diagnostic chapter to help you identify areas you need to work on all new activities, scenarios and case studies reflecting up to date nursing situations

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

The numeracy and calculations required of nurses are not difficult once practised and you will not need to use a calculator. Activities are included throughout this ... They will also enable you to pass your drugs calculation tests.

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

Feel confident in your nursing calculations skills! This easy-to-use textbook provides you with everything you need to know to improve your calculations skills and pass your exams first time. Whether you’re preparing for your final year calculations exam, or for a numeracy test to get onto your chosen nursing degree, this book will help you through it all, breaking down the often challenging mathematics into clear and simple guidelines. There are hundreds of questions to practice with and a collection of scenario-based activities that show you how calculations skills are used in day-to-day nursing practice. It also includes... over 360 practice questions in the book and an extra 500+ questions free to use online an interactive website offering further support, self-testing, and mobile study a diagnostic chapter to help you identify areas you need to work on all new activities, scenarios and case studies reflecting up to date nursing situations

Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies UK

Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible.

Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies   UK

The fast and easy way to pass the Nursing Calculations test Is the maths behind the medicine making you maudlin over taking your Nursing Calculations test? You've come to the right place! Written by a nurse with countless hours of experience—and who trains other nurses every day—this plain-English, no-nonsense guide to nursing calculations and IV therapy makes it easier to come to grips with the numbers and formulas you'll encounter on the day of the exam—and in the field. Many students and practising nurses struggle with mathematics. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible. From fractions, percentages, and proportions to pills, fluids, and prescriptions, Nursing Calculations & IV Therapy For Dummies UK edition offers detailed advice and instruction on everything you need to know to pass the exam with flying colours. Hundreds of practise questions help you learn and revise Clear explanations and lack of jargon make learning easy Observation charts and extra content are available for download upon purchase Combines nursing calculations and IV therapy to offer excellent value Whether you're a student revising for the Nursing Calculations test, a newly qualified nurse looking to brush up on your maths skills, or a member of a medical staff who's been asked to take on nursing duties, this friendly and accessible guide makes maths less menacing.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations Australia & New Zealand Edition will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts. The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. It goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels. You are therefore able to take a measured and progressive approach to your learning. It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations Australia & New Zealand Edition will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

Maths for Nurses

What you need is for somebody to take you through the ideas one step at a time, to explain to you why things work the way they do, to link the principles that you are learning to real-life contexts and to give you plenty of opportunities to ...

Maths for Nurses

We both know that you didn't get into nursing to do Maths, you got into nursing to help people, but we also understand why getting the calculations right is important.If we are honest, we know that some people find Maths easier than others, and if you are one of those people who have always struggled with it, then the prospect of needing to learn yet more Maths for your professional practice may fill you with dread.At mathsfornurses.com we believe that anyone can succeed with Maths. What you need is for somebody to take you through the ideas one step at a time, to explain to you why things work the way they do, to link the principles that you are learning to real-life contexts and to give you plenty of opportunities to practice, with guidance as you go.That's what we have created the Maths for Nurses book to do.Each chapter of the book focusses on just one Mathematical idea and doesn't take any prior knowledge for granted. In the first section of the book, the basics of numeracy are covered with chapters on place value, calculations, rounding, converting units, using fractions, converting between fractions, decimals and percentages, using percentages and ratio. In each chapter, the ideas are explained thoroughly in a clear and easy-to-follow way. Methods are demonstrated with worked examples and then followed with 'Have a Go' questions for you to put into practice what you have learned. One of the free bonus materials that you get when you buy the book is access to a fully worked solution to every practice question, so if you ever get stuck you can see what your next step should be. Once you have completed a chapter, you will find a further exercise with 10 more practice questions for you to put your newly developed skills to use.The second section of the book focusses on the application of these skills in a nursing context, with chapters on calculating dosages, oral dosages, intravenous dosages, dosage per weight, multiple doses, infusion rates, fluid balance and burns. Again, you will find clear explanations, step-by-step examples, 'Have a Go' questions as you learn and Practice Questions at the end of each chapter, with access to fully worked solutions to every question.At the end of each section of the book, you will find a collection of practice exam papers for you have a go at and put your skills to the test. The first collection contains four practice basic numeracy papers that examine the skills developed in the first part of the book. The second collection is made up of four practice drug calculations papers that focus in on the applied skills of section two of the book, and that replicate the kinds of calculation that you will be called upon to make in your nursing practice.

Medicines Management for Nursing Associates

Starkings, S and Krause, L (2015) Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students (3rd edn). London: SAGE. This book offers advice, guidance and over 400 online questions for extra revision and practice. It aims to put the calculations ...

Medicines Management for Nursing Associates

The first medicines management textbook written specifically for trainee nursing associates. It breaks medicines management down into manageable chunks and guides the reader through everything from the fundamental legal and professional requirements, to medicine administration, and drug calculations skills.

Getting into Nursing

Essentially a book on healthcare calculations but there are three chapters containing a good review of the basics. Starkings, S and Krause, L (2015) Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students, 3rd edition.

Getting into Nursing

This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.

Succeeding in Essays Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

Starkings, S and Krause, L (2010) Passing calculations tests for nursing students. Exeter: Learning Matters. A very helpful step-by-step guide in how to calculate drug doses accurately and pass nursing calculations tests.

Succeeding in Essays  Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, OSCIs, presentations and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

Starkings, S and Krause, L (2010) Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students. Exeter: Learning Matters. This book helps new nursing students succeed first time in medicines calculations tests, and get calculations right in practice ...

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.

Introduction to Medicines Management in Nursing

Starkings, S and Krause, L (2010) Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students. Exeter: Learning Matters. This book helps new nursing students succeed first time in medicines calculations tests, and get calculations right in practice ...

Introduction to Medicines Management in Nursing

Managing medicines can seem a daunting prospect for new nursing students, but is a crucial skill they must develop from day one to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports first-year, pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed for progression into the second year. It is structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters, providing a clear introduction to law, calculations, administration, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues applied to medicines management. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Calculation Skills for Nurses

Fifty per cent of those sitting the IV test were referred, not necessarily through incompetence, but more likely ... I have not yet met a nurse who is incapable of passing a calculations test in preparation for administering IV drugs.

Calculation Skills for Nurses

Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.

Essentials of Nursing Adults

There are a number of contextual changes and legal frameworks required for adult nurses to practise safely in relation to medicines management and ... Starkings, S. and Krause, L. (2018) Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing.

Essentials of Nursing Adults

This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups.

EBOOK Further Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

Coben, D. and Atere-Roberts, E. (2005) Calculations for Nursing and Healthcare, 2nd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ... Starkings, S. and Krause, L. (2010) Passing Calculation Tests for Nursing Students. Exeter: Learning Matters.

EBOOK  Further Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

"The book is an easy to follow introductory text ... It uses uncomplicated language and case studies and questions that provide students with concrete examples, relating to real life situations, upon which they can develop their pharmacological knowledge and understanding. Clinical tips are clear and illustrate the key points that should be considered by the nurse in the real care giving environment, including acknowledgement of the increasing usage of complementary medicine." David Armstrong, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, UK "This new book explains specific common disease processes including anatomy and physiology as well as the medications/drugs which may be used… It will be essential reading for pre-registration nursing students who want to build on their existing knowledge." Margaret Dilger, Lecturer, University of Salford, UK This user-friendly guide follows on from the bestselling book Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses, and is written for pre-registration nursing students looking for an accessible guide to drug groups that goes beyond the essentials. It is simple and accessible and examines the next logical set of drug groups that nurses need to know. These include: Cardiovascular drugsGastrointestinal drugsDrugs used in cancerDrugs used in nausea and vomitingAnaesthesia Fluids Topical medicines Written by authors with extensive academic and practice experience, this book will build on your existing knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help give a holistic understanding of body systems. It features: Multiple choice questions in every chapter and calculation tests Unique sections on ‘Complementary Therapies and Pharmacology’ and ‘Medicines Used on the Skin’Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse or midwife Patient scenarios from a range of different clinical settings

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses 4e

Calculations 1. ... Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2018) Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses. London: NMC. ... Starkings, S. and Krause, L. (2018) Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing, 4th edition. London: Sage.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses  4e

This ideal starter text for student nurses in pharmacology is now into its 4th edition. It makes pharmacology less intimidating by focusing on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to safely and competently practice as a newly qualified nurse. Praised for its helpful layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology in a friendly, informative way, without assuming previous knowledge or a level of confidence in numeracy. This new edition has been carefully expanded to include new chapters on cardiovascular pharmacology and chemotherapy in cancer nursing. There are more details on drugs used in chronic and long-term conditions applied to nursing competencies and standards. It incorporates the new 2018 NMC standards for nursing education and links to practice guidelines. Additional case scenarios have been added spanning all areas of practice and include adult, elderly care, child, mental health and learning disability applications. This allows nurses to apply their knowledge to a range of different people with varying and complex needs to enhance their application to practice. The book contains: • 120 calculations and 130 multiple choice questions to assist you in assessing your learning as you work through each chapter • Clinical tips boxes linking pharmacology to nursing practice • 50 person centred case scenarios across a range of practice settings • References to key standards and guidelines "The book also emphasises the application of the principles of pharmacology to all areas of practice and includes; drug action, drug interactions, side effects and adverse reactions. It is useful for all pre-registration students and those on post qualifying or continuing professional development courses where pharmacology is a component. Overall, this book is an excellent resource for healthcare students that will support their learning throughout their training and beyond. It covers fundamental concepts of how the major classes of medications exert their therapeutic effect, but also how side effects and adverse reactions can occur. Chapters on legal aspects of medication administration and drug calculations enhance this usefulness of this book – all of which are supported by example questions, calculations and clinical ‘tips’. This book has been fully updated to reflect the 2018 NMC standards and as such provides a one-stop shop for any students studying safe administration of medications." Dr Andy Powell, Physiology Lead for Nursing Birmingham City University "The outlay of the chapters is easily navigated and the level of the knowledge that the book starts at is at a basic level enough for any student nurse from year 1-3 to start with and builds in complexity. They are in lovely bite-size chunks that are easy to read and easily understood. The 10 MCQ’s at the end of a chapter are a very useful method of chapter consolidation and the case studies further reinforce learning." Georgina Cox, Senior Lecturer in Adult Health Middlesex University Deborah Robertson is a lecturer in nursing at the University of Salford. She teaches on the pre-registration nursing curriculum as well as being involved in post qualifying and post graduate education. She is also author of Essentials of Medicines Management for Mental Health Nurses. Paul Barber was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester. He is co-author of Further Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses (2012) and contributor and editor of Medicines Management for Nurses: Case Book (2013), all Open University Press. He is now retired.

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

... Skills for Nursing Students Medicines Management in Children's Nursing Nursing and Collaborative Practice (2nd Ed) Nursing and Mental Health Care Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing ...

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

Nurses have to be aware of a range of sociological and psychological issues in order to provide holistic care. This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key concepts using nursing case studies and examples. Chapters move from individual and personal issues onto wider society as a whole and explore the psychological and sociological basis of all aspects of nursing practice.

Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People

Starkings, S. and Krause, L. (2015) Passing Calculation Tests for Nursing Students, 3rd edn. London: Sage. This book provides drug and fluid calculations that will help build your confidence with this skill.

Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People

This innovative and student-friendly textbook provides up-to-date information on the core content of child nursing courses and helps students understand how it applies to practice. Covering all settings throughout, including the acute and community ones, it focuses on the importance of child and family centred care, by having them directly involved through the use of voices and case studies. This book provides a comprehensive framework for student knowledge development by including: Activities and theory stop-points to encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills Pointers to further reading resources, including journal articles and videos for students to explore and build knowledge more independently A range of online resources including extra scenarios for lecturers to use in their teaching and MCQs for students to revise. This is essential reading for undergraduate nursing students specialising or wanting to specialise in children and young people nursing.