I Need help with Medical Math... - page 14

hello there. i'm not an lpn as of yet, but i will be in 2008 permitting if i pass the test. i'm not really good in math and i have disliked it all my life. as you know, nurses need a lot of math in... Read More

  1. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    hi, Missy. Glad to hear that you have ur paper done.. that's excellent!! I still have to read the "mental health" chapters for my nursing class. I also wanted to wish you good luck in your math class tomorrow. Well, guess I'l ttyl. I don't know if I'll be able to make it on allnurses.com to chat but I'll try. Maybe around 3:00 your time.
    Thank you and I really appreciate your support and I hope I do good in math tomorrow too!!! I am so nervousmy::jwdrp:!!! ok I will make sure to check back here around 3p.m. and off & on, keep me posted!!!
  2. by   eighteleven_db
    hey guys i'm at at this forum and i also have a hard time doing math calculations on meds.i will post the exact problem that i'm having later.any help i can get would be apppreciated.thanks
  3. by   bluegeegoo2
    Most of my class, about 30, claimed they had a hard time with math. NOT ONE OF US FAILED OUT BECAUSE OF THE MATH. Some struggled more than others, but ultimately, we all made it through the dosage calculations part. And for the record, I am a card-carrying IDIOT when it comes to math. I simply don't "get it". However, the staff was great at making sure we understood the calculation methods. Don't worry about it too much, you'll do better than you think.
  4. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from bluegeegoo2
    Most of my class, about 30, claimed they had a hard time with math. NOT ONE OF US FAILED OUT BECAUSE OF THE MATH. Some struggled more than others, but ultimately, we all made it through the dosage calculations part. And for the record, I am a card-carrying IDIOT when it comes to math. I simply don't "get it". However, the staff was great at making sure we understood the calculation methods. Don't worry about it too much, you'll do better than you think.
    thank u Bluegeegoo2. I really appreciate it. Actually I have been practicing my med calculations and I think I got it.. I understand the formulas and by golly I hated math all my life, but now that I'm doing nursing, the math makes sense to me... Isn't that amazing?? Now my class hasn't done meds or dosage calculations for that matter, but I have been trying to get ahead and understand the medical math by practicing my meds. :caduceus:
  5. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from dbkc
    hey guys i'm at at this forum and i also have a hard time doing math calculations on meds.i will post the exact problem that i'm having later.any help i can get would be apppreciated.thanks
    sure, np. I'll b glad to help you. I've been practicing my dosage calculations and I've got it.. it's really not THAT hard as I thought it would be. So when u need help, post it here. And btw, Welcome to the forum... :wlcmggrp:
  6. by   peridotgirl
    missy,. I'll c if I can come it online, ok? Maybe today at 3:00 PM ur time... ttyl.. if not ttyl tomorrow.. enjoy ur day.
  7. by   peridotgirl
    Hello, Missy. Srry I havent been online in a few days. I have been veyr busy. I just wanted t let u kno that I went to compete at my HOSA competiton. I did 2 out of a possible 6 skills. The skills I did were Trach care and changing a sterile dressing. It wasn't hard, but I missed like 5 points though. Idk how I did. I just hiped I passed. I will find out my score on Feb 7th and I'll be sure to let u know. I hpe that eveyrhting is going okay with u. I hope your math class and ur other clases are going fine. I hope that ur doing well. Well, I gues I'll ttyl. Take care and enjoy ur weekend. :spin:
  8. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hello, Missy. Srry I havent been online in a few days. I have been veyr busy. I just wanted t let u kno that I went to compete at my HOSA competiton. I did 2 out of a possible 6 skills. The skills I did were Trach care and changing a sterile dressing. It wasn't hard, but I missed like 5 points though. Idk how I did. I just hiped I passed. I will find out my score on Feb 7th and I'll be sure to let u know. I hpe that eveyrhting is going okay with u. I hope your math class and ur other clases are going fine. I hope that ur doing well. Well, I gues I'll ttyl. Take care and enjoy ur weekend. :spin:
    That's ok I understand we can talk whenever you get a chance. I am so happy for you that you did so well. As for math I am trying to make it I am sure I will eventually be able to get better at math. I have a great weekend and keep me posted ok!!!
  9. by   MAmom81
    Quote from missy120808
    That's ok I understand we can talk whenever you get a chance. I am so happy for you that you did so well. As for math I am trying to make it I am sure I will eventually be able to get better at math. I have a great weekend and keep me posted ok!!!
    Sorry I meant to say hope you have a great weekend!!!
  10. by   peridotgirl
    Hello Missy. How r u? I hope that you r doing alright. Well, I wanted to say thank u and I hope u have a great weekend also. Don't worry about that math; I'm sure you'll do fine. If u have any questions u can always post it here or PM or e mail me. ok? keep me posted and I'll c u on allnurses.com about 3:00PM your time okay??? ttyl. :spin::caduceus::typing
  11. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hello Missy. How r u? I hope that you r doing alright. Well, I wanted to say thank u and I hope u have a great weekend also. Don't worry about that math; I'm sure you'll do fine. If u have any questions u can always post it here or PM or e mail me. ok? keep me posted and I'll c u on allnurses.com about 3:00PM your time okay??? ttyl. :spin::caduceus::typing
    Ur very welcome!!!:chrs:How you doing? I am doing pretty good, my husband is helping me with math and it's not too hard right now once I started doing some of the problems and my husband showed me how I started to remember it. But if i need help which I am sure I will I will defintley post here or PM or email you if that's ok. I hope nursing school is going great for you. I am also taking legal and ethical issues in health and human services and I am really enjoying this class right now very interesting and fun class!!! I am so excitied I start Bio100 in a week next Tuesday!!!:wlcmghrt:!!! I will check here in the chat room aound 3:00p.m. my time to see if your there so we can talk ok. Keeo me posted ok!!! have a great rest of the weekend!!!
  12. by   MAmom81
    Quote from bluegeegoo2
    Most of my class, about 30, claimed they had a hard time with math. NOT ONE OF US FAILED OUT BECAUSE OF THE MATH. Some struggled more than others, but ultimately, we all made it through the dosage calculations part. And for the record, I am a card-carrying IDIOT when it comes to math. I simply don't "get it". However, the staff was great at making sure we understood the calculation methods. Don't worry about it too much, you'll do better than you think.
    OMG!!! me too, I am also a card-carrying idiot when it comes to math. Math is my worst subject, I let myself get too frustrated:angryfire fast and then i feel like I will never grasp math. How did you do it? if you have any tips or advice I would really appreciate it. Thanks for your post makes me feel like I am not the only one who feels that way about math.
  13. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    Ur very welcome!!!:chrs:How you doing? I am doing pretty good, my husband is helping me with math and it's not too hard right now once I started doing some of the problems and my husband showed me how I started to remember it. But if i need help which I am sure I will I will defintley post here or PM or email you if that's ok. I hope nursing school is going great for you. I am also taking legal and ethical issues in health and human services and I am really enjoying this class right now very interesting and fun class!!! I am so excitied I start Bio100 in a week next Tuesday!!!:wlcmghrt:!!! I will check here in the chat room aound 3:00p.m. my time to see if your there so we can talk ok. Keeo me posted ok!!! have a great rest of the weekend!!!
    Hello there missy. I am doing great! I just finsihed a lot of HW I had to do. Now all I have left is English HW. I have to write an essay. I don't like English either, but I will gladly take Math over English, any day. Well, I'm so happy to hear that your husband is helping you with ur math. It's nice to know that you have a support system isn't it? Well, my nursing classees are going fine. I have an ATI practice test on Monday; so I gotta study for it. Yes, that's ok; I don't mind if if post me a math problem. I'll b able to help u if I can. I also started practicing my medical math (my teacher hasn't taught the class yet) and I'm getting the hang of it. Legal and Ethical issues in Human Services sounds very interesting. I remember when I had covered legal and ethical aspects of nursing whch was a rather interesting topic. I liked it becuase I learned how to protect myself from lawsuits and malpractice. Well, I guess I'll ttyl on chat... keep me posted....

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