The Nursing Math Thread

A member pm'd me the following question highlighted below. We created this thread for you guys to talk about math, solve math problems, and post math websites that you have found helpful.
I was wondering, is there a sticky or a special site that can be coordinated for "math sufferers". Perhaps, beginning calculations or shall i say the basics..simple to complex...step by step on how to calculate. I'm a visual learner, numbers and I don't work well. I am trying, but I've got a block!Last edit by sirI on Jan 7, '08 
Nov 28, '07Hi I found the following site good for IV math problems.
http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/ivprob.html 
Nov 29, '07"do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. i can assure you mine are still greater."
albert einstein
general math help:
 http://amby.com/educate/math/  a basic math tutorial
 http://www.academictips.org/acad/mathematics/index.html  advice on how to study math
 http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/home.html  math for morons like us
 http://www.webmath.com/  webmath.com
 http://www.aaamath.com/  aaa math.com. basic math
 http://www.xpmath.com/
 http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/basicmath.html
 http://www.sweethaven.com/sweethaven...ns/fracs03.asp fractions
 http://www.mathleague.com/help/fract...mplexfractions  everything you want to know about fractions
 http://www.visualfractions.com/  visual fractions tutorials
 http://www.freeed.net/freeed/math/...01/default.asp  prealgebra
 http://www.mathleague.com/help/fractions/fractions.htm  this web page has everything you want to know about fractions
 http://www.visualfractions.com/  visual fractions tutorials
 http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html  tutorials on working with fractions
 http://www.algebrahelp.com/  algebra.help
 http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm  purplemath practical algebra lessons
 http://www.algebralab.org/practice/practice.aspx  algebra lab
 http://www.learner.org/resources/series66.html  algebra lessons on video
 http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/col_algebra/index.htm  college algebra online tutorial
 http://64.78.42.182/freeed/math/algebra/algebra01_vidlect.asp  26 half hour video lectures in college level algebra
 http://www.waybuilder.net/freeed/math/prealg02/prealg01_tbk.asp  shockwave lectures in algebra
medication calculation help and practice problems you can work:
 http://www.m2hnursing.com/medcal/index.php  medication calculation tutorial  you do not have to register to go through the tutorial
 http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/default.html
 http://www.adn.eku.edu/doc/math.pdf  fundamentals of mathematics for nursing (tutorial)
 powerpoint: very basic math review to know to do drug calculations: http://www.templejc.edu/dept/ems/doc...lculations.ppt
 http://www.dosagehelp.com/
 http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_olsen_medicaldosage_9/  companion website for medical dosage calculations, 9th edition, by june looby olsen, anthony p. giangrasso, dolores m. shrimpton, and patricia dillon.
 http://www.unc.edu/~bangel/quiz/quiz5.htm
 http://www.alysion.org/dimensional/analysis.htm  medication math for the nursing student
 http://academic.cuesta.edu/nursing/math.htm  bonnie and jill's practical approach to dosage calculations
 [font=arial unicode ms]http://www.msumedcalc.com/index.html  dosage calculations for nurses
 http://www.testandcalc.com/quiz/index.asp
 http://www.oaklandcc.edu/nursing/doc...l2practice.pdf
 http://www.nursesaregreat.com/articles/drugcal.htm  brush up on your drug calculation skills
 http://www.geocities.com/heartland/v...v/clcltns.html  iv calculations quiz
 pediatrics
 http://www.lww.com/promos1/karch/images/05karch.pdf  tutorial
 http://www.pharmacyexam.com/news/calculation.pdf  conversion chart
 http://www.bioscience.org/atlases/cl...m/nomogram.htm  nomograms for cildren and adults
 http://www.medindia.net/doctors/clinical_cal/bmi.asp  bmi calculator
 http://www.globalrph.com/bsa.cgi  bsa calculator
 http://www.halls.md/bodysurfacearea/refs.htm  body surface area (bsa) formulas
 http://www.manuelsweb.com/bsa.htm  body surface area (bsa) calculator
 where to find nomograms: they are in taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary in the b's listings under "body surface area"
 http://home.hiwaay.net/~theholt1/nur...osagework.htm
 http://www.convertme.com/en/  convert me.com
 http://www.tostepharmd.net/pharm/cli...asurement.html
 http://www.nursecenter.com/studentnurse/nur11.html  nursing formulas and conversions. includes a formula on how to do iv calculations
 http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_ramont_....cw/index.html
 http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/mathindex2.html  scroll to the bottom of this home page of this med calc tutorial. see the menu item that says "common conversion factors/equivalencies"? click the button next to it that says "go read" a conversion chart comes up for you
 http://www.apples4theteacher.com/tem...onversion.html  celcius, farenheti, kelvin temperature conversion tables
 http://www.halls.md/bodysurfacearea/refs.htm  body surface area (bsa) formulas
 http://www.manuelsweb.com/bsa.htm  body surface area (bsa) calculator
 where to find nomograms: they are in taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary in the b's listings under "body surface area"
statistics links can be found on post #46 of this thread.Last edit by Daytonite on May 27, '09 : Reason: added weblinks 
Dec 5, '07I found "Calculate with Confidence" by by Deborah Morris to be an excellent resourse. It walks through problem solving using all three methods (DA, ratio/proportion and formula). Makes it easy to figure out what works best for you.


Dec 15, '07I have taken up through Calc II and I tutor math at a local high school, so feel free to PM me with questions.

Dec 24, '07you are not the only one!!!!:smilecoffeecup: i have the same problem. try mathlab.org
by the way, i love your icon with tweety! it is adorable!!!!!! 
Dec 30, '07I hope these resources will help. Math scares me silly and although I have not really hit IVs yet, I am concerned about them b/c I have found IV math to be confusing.

Dec 30, '07Quote from franciscangypsyyou will find links to iv calculation websites as well as information about ivs on post #6 of this sticky thread:i hope these resources will help. math scares me silly and although i have not really hit ivs yet, i am concerned about them b/c i have found iv math to be confusing.
 http://allnurses.com/forums/f205/any...es127657.html  any good iv therapy or nursing procedure web sites (in nursing student assistant forum).


Jan 5, '08Hey Daytinite ! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your awesome threads. You are wonderful ! Love Cali too. I am jealous ! Thanks again !!Last edit by moosiesmom on Jan 5, '08 : Reason: delete

Jan 5, '08Hi there everyone ! Thanks Daytonite for taking the time to post all of your awesome sites ! I am mathamatically challeneged too. I love California. I am jealous !! Thanks again !

Jan 6, '08Quote from emtb2rnHey I just checked the books I had to buy for this semester, and that's one of them! Hopefully it'll be as helpful for me as you say.I found "Calculate with Confidence" by by Deborah Morris to be an excellent resourse. It walks through problem solving using all three methods (DA, ratio/proportion and formula). Makes it easy to figure out what works best for you.
I don't have pharmacology until the second 8 week session.