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Supporting Nurses with Drug Calculations – 22nd May 2019

Middlesex University, Hendon. 10:00am – 3:30pm

This is a free one-day workshop for maths support practitioners who work with nursing and midwifery students. The focus will be on sharing experiences of the challenges this kind of support poses, and of different approaches to overcoming them. This might include helping students with wider issues of arithmetic and/or calculator use. During the day we will hear first-hand experiences of nursing students and how they have coped with the numeracy requirements of their course. There will also be a presentation from a senior nursing lecturer to give a perspective on the role and requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Attendees have the opportunity to give a short 10 minute presentation relating to the maths support they give to nursing students. This could be a case study of a particular approach you have found beneficial, a demonstration of useful resources, or a discussion of problems faced. If it is relevant to you, it will doubtless be of interest to other attendees!

10:00 Arrival: Registration and Refreshments
10:30 Introduction and Welcome
10:45 10-minute presentations and group discussion
12:00 Student nurses: Our experiences of drug calculations in theory and practice
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Senior nursing lecturer: How drug calculations fit into the nursing programme, and the role of the NMC.
14:15 10-minute presentations and group discussion
15:15 Closing plenary

Copies of presentations available here:
Mark Hodds: Supporting Nursing Students at Coventry
David Maynard: A Layered Approach
Karen Hudson: From Anxiety to Achievement
Karen Symons: Update from De Montfort
Martin Ward: Using Online Tutorials
Kim Fisher: Supporting Pharmacy Students
Lois Rollings: Problem with the Nursing Formula
David Bowers: Calculations for Nurses using MathsEG

The event will take place in the Hendon Library building on The Burroughs. This is a 10-minute walk from Hendon Central (Northern Line) or a 20-minute walk from Hendon Station (Thameslink). It is also close to junction 2 of the M1 – however there is no parking available on campus and on-street parking can be scarce and expensive. See for more details.

If you are working towards HEA Fellowship then engagement with this event, and reflection on the implications for your professional practice, can help provide evidence towards the following dimensions of the UKPSF: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K1, K2, K3, K4, V3, V4. (See also the sigma Network publication MS-MAPS.)