ERIC Number: ED066608
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Publication Date: 1972
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An Analysis of Mathematical Competencies Necessary for Certain Health Occupations.
Johnson, Emma C.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mathematical competencies required by cardiopulmonary and inhalation therapy technicians. To collect the necessary data, a questionnaire of 263 identified competencies was submitted to 63 medical personnel for ranking. Analysis of the data revealed that groups of basic knowledges from the areas of systems of weights and measures, temperature conversions, basic arithmetic concepts, a few calculus items, and all aspects of nomographs and techniques of measurement were considered essential or desirable by at least one group of medical personnel. Also, the basic concepts of statistics and knowledge of computation devices needed were identified. The implication of this study is that the basic mathematical competencies required for cardiopulmonary and inhalation therapy technicians might be usefully organized into a core mathematics program. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Inhalation Therapists, Job Skills, Mathematics
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