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You have decided to become a midwife BUT have to pass an exam in numeracy and are concerned about how you will manage…
Build confidence with your numeracy/maths
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Learn how to solve the maths problems in the midwifery exam
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My name is Christine and I am a scientist. I would like to help you cope with the numeracy requirements you are facing when becoming a midwife. I’ve helped dozens of midwives improve their numeracy to RCM exam standards. I would like to help you too.Christine Butenuth (Dipl. Geol., PhD, BSc (Hons) Maths and Stats)
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need numeracy skills to become a midwife?
Does this mean that I do not only have to work out the numbers but also be able to cope with different units and their conversions?
Yes, and that is why I am explaining not only the numeracy skills required but also the units and their conversions, and how numbers and units go together: that is a very important aspect of this work.
Here are two real questions from the National Helath Service of the sort you will have to be able to answer; as you can see they include numbers and units:
- Penicillin has been prescribed to a patient. The amount he is to take by mouth (oral) is 375mg. But the package from which this amount is to be dispensed has only tablets of 125mg in it. How many of these tablets is the patient to be given?
- If the same patient has been prescribed 500mg but this time the penicillin is to be dispensed in a liquid form where 125mg of penicillin are to be found in 5ml of fluid how many milli-litres (ml) does the patient need to receive?
You are saying THAT will help me with my numeracy problems in a medical context?
Thinking?! You mean this does not just give me the “magic formula” I want?
“Numeracy for midwives” is written in a way that gives you confidence in your ability to use numbers.