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Paramedic: Calculations for Medication Administration

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Mithriel Salmon, BS, MT, NREMT-P David S. Pomerantz, NREMT-B, EMT-P, FTO Medics Ambulance Service, Deerfield Beach, Florida

“I love math!” “I hate math!” Whether you’re a math aficionado or someone who cringes at calculations, Paramedic: Calculations for Medication Administration will make you a master of paramedic math.

This textbook teaches the basic principles of mathematics and applies these principles to cases that paramedics face on the job. Chapters cover math rules and principles; fractions, decimals, and percentages; ratios, proportions, and conversion factors; and rate-dependent and weight-based calculations.

Practice problems are scattered throughout the chapters; students practice as they go. Every chapter highlights how paramedics can make use of the math knowledge that they already have in order to solve more complicated problems. Chapters begin with the simple and obvious, and progress to the level used in the field.

Practice makes perfect—this text has over 700 practice problems! In addition to the in-chapter practice, chapters conclude with more problems. Complete answers to every problem, including explanations, are provided in the answer key. Every step is included, making it easy to follow how an answer was reached.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Language of Math: Fractions, Percentages, and Decimals
Chapter 2 Back to the Basics: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing
Chapter 3 Using the Number 1 With Fractions
Chapter 4 Fun With Fractions
Chapter 5 Ratios and Proportions: Finding the Missing Piece
Chapter 6 Rate-Dependent Calculations
Chapter 7 Weight-Based Calculations
Chapter 8 Practice Problems

Appendix A: Conversion Factors, Abbreviations, and Useful Formulas
Appendix B: Collected Hints and Notes
Appendix C: Answer Key


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