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# Math in Medicine

Math in Medicine. By Sara Cerquera. Who Uses it?. Many Doctors and Nurses use math to prescribe medications. Medical professionals use math to graph the rate of how successful a medical treatment was or of epidemics.

## Math in Medicine

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1. Math in Medicine By Sara Cerquera

2. Who Uses it? • Many Doctors and Nurses use math to prescribe medications. • Medical professionals use math to graph the rate of how successful a medical treatment was or of epidemics. • If you are in medicine you are required to have a certain understanding of math.

3. What is it used for? • They use it to figure out how much of a medication to give someone so they don’t cause an accident. • They can also use it to find statistics.

4. Different Types of math used in Medicine • Doctors have to convert pounds, milligrams and kilograms • To give someone a prescription you have to know their weight and then you have to convert that into milligrams so that you know how many kilograms of the medication you have to give. • A nurse must know ratios and proportions so they know how much of a medication they have to give • Not only that but the ratios and proportions will tell them how much later they need to give a patient a second dosage.

5. Measures are used in the medical field. They are used to measure the persons body mass and then determine from there if the body mass is potentially causing health problems. • Statistics are another use in the medical field. For example, if a patient is getting surgery they will give the statistics on how those surgeries have gone in the past to determine the safety of the surgery. • Dimensions are a form of math that is used in a health care profession. When Doctors read X-rays, they use three-dimensional calculations as well as two-dimensional X-rays. This allows Doctors to see inside the body organs , such as the brain.

6. You also have to know how to do graphing techniques. For example, children’s height and weight are put on a scale of median height and weight for children that age in the country. • You have to know the math for calculating billing which only really requires basic arithmetic.

7. Math is used in basic health-care like checkups • Weight/height • Blood pressure • Heart rate

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