Numeracy in Children s Nursing and Healthcare is a handy, practical book which highlights the importance of numbers, numeracy and calculations in children s nursing practice, instilling nursing students and qualified nurses with confidence and competence when working with numbers and calculating drug doses. This accessible guide covers all aspects of numeracy from basic skills through to complex drug administration, and provides case studies throughout enabling the reader to apply the theory to practice. Each chapter adopts the same accessible and easy-to-follow format, featuring learning outcomes, a case scenario, key numeracy information, hints and tips, activities and exercises, and a glossary of terms.
CONTRIBUTORS vi ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii ABOUT THE COMPANION WEBSITE ix GETTING STARTED: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK x 1 THE ROLE OF NUMERACY IN NURSING AND HEALTHCARE PRACTICE 1 2 COUNTING AND MEASURING 27 3 BASIC NUMERACY SKILLS UNDERPINNING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE S NURSING PRACTICE 65 4 ADVANCING ONWARDS: TAKING THE WHOLE NUMBER APART 97 5 PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER A FORMULA FOR CHILDREN S NURSES 131 6 ADMINISTERING MEDICINES AND MANAGING NUMBERS IN MORE COMPLEX SETTINGS THE PHARMACIST AND NEONATAL NURSING PERSPECTIVES 161 Gerard Donaghy and Lisa McCormack 7 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND NUMBER SENSE 191 8 WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE? 221 ANSWERS 227 APPENDIX: FAMOUS MATHEMATICIANS 237 REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 241 INDEX 247