Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage and practical exercises demonstrate fundamental editing/transcription concepts and boost your proficiency in:
    • Punctuation
    • Capitalization
    • Numbers
    • Abbreviations and symbols
    • Word endings
    • Formation of plural forms

  • Exercises and helpful hints enhance your proofreading and editing skills and help you prevent common errors.
  • Extensive practice and review exercises on Evolve reinforce your understanding and give you the experience to confidently move into the transcription workforce.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Career Role and Responsibilities

1. The Medical Transcription's Career, Including Ethical and Legal Responsibilities

 

Section 2: Tools of Transcription

2. Equipment and Technology

 

Section 3: Transcription Guidelines

3. Punctuation

4. Capitalization

5. Transcribing Numbers, Figures, and Abbreviations

6. Letter Transcription

7. Proofreading, Making Corrections, and Quality Assurance

8. Using Reference Books: Learn How to Get Help From the Experts

9. Word Endings: Plurals, Nouns, and Adjectives

10. Grammar Review

 

Section 4: Medical Records and Reports

11. Outpatient Medical Chart Notes and Daily Progress Notes

12. Preparation of a History and Physical Examination Report

13. Preparation of Miscellaneous Medical Reports

 

Section 5: Correspondence and Business Documents

14. Writing Business Documents: Email, Memos, Agendas, Minutes, and Policies

15. Making the Transition from MT to Speech Recognition Editor

16. Establishing Your Career and Applying for Transcribing Positions

 

Section 6: Appendices

A: Answers to Tests

B: Reference Materials

C: Medical Documents

D. Rules and Helpful Hints for Transcribing

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323511599
eBook ISBN:
9781455708482
Print ISBN:
9781437704396

About the author

Marcy Diehl

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Medical Transcriptionist Specialist Curriculum, Grossmont Community College, El Cajon, California