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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.

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## Math in Medicine

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**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. • If you are in medicine you are required to have a certain understanding of math.**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.**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.**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.**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.**Math is used in basic health-care like checkups**• Weight/height • Blood pressure • Heart rate**http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/beyond/articles/medicine/med1.html**http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/beyond/articles/medicine/med1.html • http://www.ehow.com/about_5184411_types-used-health-care-field.html • https://prezi.com/njgowsff4gsm/how-is-math-used-in-the-medical-field/ • http://woman.thenest.com/use-math-medical-assisting-21234.html

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