Drug Calculations for Nurses Who Hate Numbers (Paperback)
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If you have trouble with drug calculations, these caricatures will be your friends. During my long stay in nursing school, I have seen many students struggle with the mathematics of drug calculations. As someone who had previously struggled with the numbers I have been quite successful in explaining this material to students who hate numbers. As I drew pictures, did examples, made analogies and anything else to explain the material, this book wrote itself. I believe that the same pictures, examples and analogies that worked for my fellow students will work for you. Throughout the book, I use cartoons to show the medicine as visible objects not just numbers. While teaching other nurses, I have found that the cartoons make the quantities and/or motion very easy to grasp.
About the Author
Malcolm Rosenberg, RN began his career as a nurse and nurse educator after receiving his Associates Degree from Broward Community College in 1989. He has worked in many medical and surgical areas including orthopedic, telemetry, oncology, as well as the ICU, recovery and emergency rooms. Prior to becoming a nurse, Malcolm was trained as a mechanical engineer and worked for 10 years in aircraft design and manufacturing. In that setting he began to appreciate the value of using simple diagrams and cartoons to learn and communicate complex dynamic processes. That learning was put to use when Malcolm was asked to teach continuing education courses for hospital nurses. He decided to create these courses primarily through the use of simple sketches and a light-hearted approach to learning. Since he wanted his students to understand the content without being overly concerned with note taking, he put together handouts for the students of exactly what was on the overhead projector. Those packages then became these books. Malcolm Rosenberg lives in Florida with Sandy, his adoring wife, Sandy's mom, Flo, their son, Alex, two dogs and three cats. His older son Craig lives in Georgia with his wife Tara. Please feel free to contact Malcolm via email: email@example.com or by phone: 954-802-7539.