By Sarah Glasscock
When you stopover at a doctor's place of work or a health facility, likelihood is you return into touch with a nurse, a talented specialist who makes use of math daily to do his or her task. How Nurses Use Math illustrates how nurses use math to calculate drugs dosages and choose the well-being and safeguard in their patients.
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Pulse—A measurement of heart rate, or the number of times the heart beats per minute. ratio—A comparison of two numbers. respiratory rate—The number of breaths taken in one minute. stethoscope—An instrument used to listen to sounds in the human body, including breathing and heartbeats. temperature—The level of heat in the human body. vaccine—A substance that protects a person against a specific illness. vital signs—Signs that show life in a person; the vital signs are temperature, pulse (or heart rate), blood pressure, and respiratory rate.
5 2 5 . Pages 22-23: Visiting Nurses: Here’s a possible answer: Say you count 11 breaths in 30 seconds. 11 x 2 = 22 breaths per minute, which is your respiratory rate. After you do 25 jumping jacks, you count 17 breaths in 30 seconds. 17 x 2 = 34. Your respiratory rate has increased, which happens after exercise. Pages 24-25: Taking Care of Older Patients: Her respiratory rate is 16 breaths per minute. Multiply the number of breaths in 30 seconds by 2 to get the number of breaths in 60 seconds, or 1 minute.
It is not less than 15, and it is not more than 20. Pages 26-27: Expecting a Baby: Adding the foods in list 1 or list 3 or list 4 would add almost 150 calories to the woman’s daily diet: 1. yogurt and broccoli: 119 + 30 = 149. 3. egg and apple: 74 + 72 = 146. 4. broccoli and cheddar cheese: 30 + 114 = 144. Adding the foods in list 2 or list 5 would add more than 200 calories to the woman’s daily diet: 2. sweet potato and vegetable soup: 115 + 122 = 237. 5. peanut butter and banana: 96 + 105 = 201.