Foundational Math Skills

In this section of the book, chapters will focus on helping you to practice basic arithmetic skills and the use of scientific notation. You will draw upon these skills as you begin to use math to calculate drug doses, set up intravenous infusions and interpret laboratory results.

When completing practice questions, read each question carefully and reduce any distractions around you. Check your work after completing questions and try to determine where your mistakes are coming from if you get the wrong answer. Continue to practice until you feel confident with basic arithmetic skills.

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