Some resources to help you develop your numeracy (maths) skills
Numeracy Help for Healthcare Professionals
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.
Numeracy Tips for Nursing Applicants
(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).
Improve your numeracy skills: Contents page
(Website – University of Leeds Library)
E-books for numeracy
Shihab, P. (2014). Numeracy in nursing and healthcare: Calculations and practice
(2nd ed.) Abindon: Routledge Ltd.
Tyreman, C. (2013). How to master nursing calculations.
2nd edition (2nd ed.) London: Kogan Page.
Boyd, C. (2013). Calculation skills for nurses.