Applying numeracy skills in clinical practice: fluid balance
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Applying numeracy skills in clinical practice: fluid balance

Carol Chapelhow Senior lecturers, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sandra Crouch Senior lecturers, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne

This article aims to identify and improve nurses’ numeracy skills in one specific area of clinical practice: fluid balance. Three different patient scenarios are used as examples to show what type of calcuations nurses need to be able to perform to ensure good practice.

Nursing Standard. 21, 27,49-58. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.03.21.27.49.c4532

Correspondence

carol.chapelhow@unn.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review