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drew53812

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I was wondering how much Math was in the EMT/Paramedic curriculum? I am not very good at math, and I want to get a head start on whatever math will be needed in the program. Thanks- Andrew
 

DesertMedic66

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Not a lot of math is really involved aside from basic addition and multiplication.
 

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As long as you can divide by 2.2 and can add and subtract you will be mostly ok.
 

DesertMedic66

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Divide by 2 and subtract 10%. So much easier
For the EMT level you really only need to divide by 2. Nothing that is in the general EMT scope needs a super exact weight.
 

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mgr22

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Some students who think they're comfortable with multiplication and division have trouble with related topics like fractions, ratios, and percentages -- all part of the paramedic curriculum. You should have a working knowledge of the metric system, too.
 

DesertMedic66

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Do we have to wait till medic school to confuse them with IBW?
I don’t think any medic schools in CA teach their students how to calculate IBW mainly because a lot of their instructors don’t know how to calculate it..
 

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Taking classes up to a simple calculus course should help you get a head start.
Why not diffeq, discrete math, number theory, and linear algebra?

Seriously, nothing beyond simplistic algebra medical math.
 

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