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Essential calculation skills for nurses and midwives and healthcare practitioners

Essential calculation skills for nurses and midwives and healthcare practitioners

Hutton, Meriel

Calculation skills are a core part of nursing and midwifery practice, from calculating drug or medicine doses to monitoring a patients liquid intake. It is also an area for concern, as evidence shows that both qualified nurses and trainee students are lacking in basic numeracy skills. This book teaches essential calculation skills

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2009

Available at Middlesbrough Campus.

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Statement of responsibility: Meriel Hutton
ISBN: 0335233597, 9780335233595
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: xiii, 151p. : ill.; 22cm.


  1. 1 Basic mathematical skills2Fluid Balance Charts3Medications Safety 4Oral medications5Injections and IV fluids6More complex calculations for critical care areas

Author note

Meriel Hutton is Visiting Lecturer at King's College London, UK and has worked with the NMC and NHS Education for Scotland on standards for calculation competency among nurses and midwives.