Some resources to help you develop your numeracy (maths) skills
Numeracy Help for Nursing and Midwifery Applicants/Students
Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers; an essential requirement in many professions. Whether you need some extra help to develop your numeracy skills or a quick reminder, these resources will help you on your way.
(Interactive web tutorial – ASA website resource)
Recommended: This HSK Academic Skills Advice website resource includes video tutorials and interactive exercises on Weight Conversion, Volume Conversion, Tablet Dosage Calculation, Volume Required Calculation, Weight-Based Dosage Calculation and IV Drip Rate Calculation.
(Online PDF – Lantern Publishing)
Recommended: This document includes some general numeracy advice, some useful worked examples and a book recommendation. Don’t be put off by the reference to nursing in the title – the examples are just as applicable to midwives (and possibly other healthcare professionals too).
(Website – Middlesex University)
(Website – University of Leeds Library)
(Website – SNAP)
An excellent online numeracy resource.
Nursing and Midwifery students will be provided with accounts to develop their medicines numeracy skills and prepare for clinical practice.
E-books for numeracy
(2nd ed.) Abindon: Routledge Ltd.
2nd edition (2nd ed.) London: Kogan Page.