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Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

Maths is a skill that anyone can improve through practice. This resource focuses on giving you the chance to practice the type of maths and number problems you will encounter in delivering everyday nursing care.

It will help build your confidence and competence when using maths as part of your nursing role.

It focuses on the practical ‘must know’ knowledge that you need in your day-to-day work. Sound maths skills are important for the provision of safe nursing care. Everyone has a responsibility to keep their maths skills sharp and up-to-date.

In each section, we will clearly explain how to perform the key calculations required in a given area of nursing and then provide activities to help you practice what you have learnt.

Who is this learning for?

This learning resource is relevant to all registered nurses, student nurses, midwives and health visitors, health care assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) working in any health care setting or any support role.

The aim is to provide learning materials with a focus on maths as it is applied in typical day-to-day workplace scenarios.