ISSN 2409-7616

Boldyreva V.I., Plashchevaya E.V., Ivanchuk O.V.


UDC 377.112.4


Boldyreva V.I.1 (Astrakhan, Russian Federation) –, Plashchevaya E.V.2 (Blagoveshchensk, Russian Federation) –, Ivanchuk O.V.1 (Astrakhan, Russian Federation) –

1Astrakhan State Medical University

2Amur State Medical Academy

Abstract. The mathematical training of nursing students and practicing nurses has been a subject of research for a long time. The interest of researchers and managers of medical, preventive and polyclinic departments in this issue is related to the existing facts of incorrect calculation of doses of drugs, infusion rates by junior medical staff, which can lead to harm to patients’ health. To date, there are many developed author’s techniques for teaching mathematics to medical college students. In the course of the ascertaining experiment, conducted within the framework of the thesis research, we found that the search for a solution to this problem is still relevant. We used a diagnostic apparatus containing three blocks of questions (questions on pharmacology, on management of medicines in a medical institution and on calculation of doses of medicines) to question students who are future nurses and practicing nurses. The methods of mathematical statistics in the processing of the results obtained made it possible to: 1) confirm insufficient level of skills in calculating doses of medicines among future and practicing nurses; 2) identify correlations between the level of knowledge in the field of calculating doses of medicines and place of birth (citizenship) and between high knowledge of medicines, confidence and risk of errors. Summary of the obtained results confirmed the need to develop more effective approaches to the formation of drug dose calculation skills in the teaching of mathematics to students of medical colleges and implementation of educational programs to update the mathematical knowledge of practicing nurses. The solution to this problem can be found on the basis of situational and activity-based approaches.

Keywords: training in the mathematics of future nurses, skills in calculating the dose of medicines.


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For citation: Boldyreva V.I., Plashchevaya E.V., Ivanchuk O.V. Medical education: overview of development trends. CITISE, 2023, no. 1, pp. 165-174. DOI: