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Style Matters! Adventures in the 2 nd edition of the AAMT Book of Style. Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT Director of Industry Relations. Select the preferred abbreviated form for culture and sensitivity. C & S C&S C.&S. C.S. 2.

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style matters adventures in the 2 nd edition of the aamt book of style

Style Matters!Adventures in the 2nd edition of the AAMT Book of Style.

Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT

Director of Industry Relations

slide3

Select the preferred abbreviated form for culture and sensitivity.

C & S C&S C.&S. C.S.

ANSWER: C&S

Page 23

2

slide4

The following sentence is correctly punctuated.

The patient states that she is "hot."

3

slide5

The following sentence is correctly punctuated.

The patient states that she is "hot."

ANSWER: True

Page 346

3

slide6

How would you transcribe the following?

"Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark"

a.Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark.

b.Mild pancytopenia, etiology?

c.Mild pancytopenia, etiology.

d.Mild pancytopenia, etiology?.

4

slide7

How would you transcribe the following?

"Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark"

 a.Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark.

b.Mild pancytopenia, etiology?

c.Mild pancytopenia, etiology.

d.Mild pancytopenia, etiology?.

ANSWER: b.

Page 343.

4

slide8

The following sentence represents correct style.

He had Hemoccult-negative stools.

5

slide9

The following sentence represents correct style.

He had Hemoccult-negative stools.

ANSWER: True

Page 201.

5

slide12

Select the correct style for the following:

4 year 3 month old boy

4-year, 3-month-old boy

4-year-3-month old boy

4-year 3-month-old boy

7

slide13

Select the correct style for the following:

4 year 3 month old boy

4-year, 3-month-old boy

4-year-3-month old boy

4-year 3-month-old boy

ANSWER: 4-year 3-month-old boy

Page 17. 

7

slide15

Select the correct style for the following:

4 x 4s 4 x 4's

4x4s 4x4's

ANSWER: 4 x 4’s

Page 283.

8

slide16

Which is the preferred way to transcribe

the following:

subQ subcu

subq SQ

9

slide17

Which is the preferred way to transcribe

the following:

subQ subcu

subq SQ

ANSWER: subcu

Page 375.

9

slide18

Select the preferred style for the following sentence.

Urinalysis showed 10-12 (WBCs or wbc's)

on microscopic examination.

10

slide19

Select the preferred style for the following sentence.

Urinalysis showed 10-12 (WBCs or wbc's)

on microscopic examination.

ANSWER: Either one!

Page 39.

10

slide20

Other than with drug terminology,

when is it appropriate to abbreviate English units of time?

11

slide21

Other than with drug terminology, when is it appropriate to abbreviate English units of time?

ANSWER: With virgule construction, such as 2 L/min

Page 390.

11

slide22

The patient had a previous __________ section.

Cesarean

cesarean

Caesarean

12

slide23

The patient had a previous __________ section.

Cesarean

cesarean

Caesarean

ANSWER: cesarean

Page: 290.

12

slide25

A total of 50 _______ was injected.

mg mg's mgs

ANSWER: mg

Page 252.

13

slide28

diabetes mellitus, type 2

diabetes mellitus, type II

15

slide29

diabetes mellitus, type 2

diabetes mellitus, type II

ANSWER: diabetes mellitus, type 2

Page 130

15

slide31

The abbreviation a.c. means after meals.

ANSWER: False.

Page 146.

16

slide32

The following is correct style:

gravida 3, para 2, abortus 1

17

slide33

The following is correct style:

gravida 3, para 2, abortus 1

ANSWER: True. (G3, P2, A1)

Page 290.

17

slide34

PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS:

or

PRINCIPLE DIAGNOSIS:

18

slide35

PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS:

or

PRINCIPLE DIAGNOSIS:

ANSWER: PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS

Page 507.

18

slide36

The patient will return in one ________ time?

a. days

b. days'

c. day's

d. day

19

slide37

The patient will return in one ________ time?

a. days

b. days'

c. day's

d. day

ANSWER: c. day’s

Page 392.

19

slide38

The patient will return in two ________ time?

a. days

b. days'

c. day's

d. day

20

slide39

The patient will return in two ________ time?

a. days

b. days'

c. day's

d. day

ANSWER: b. days’

Page 392.

20

slide40

Which is preferred?

Cranial nerves 2-12

Cranial nerves II-XII

21

slide41

Which is preferred?

Cranial nerves 2-12

Cranial nerves II-XII

ANSWER: Both are correct, be consistent.

Page 112.

21

slide42

In the following sentence, would you

capitalize the word radiology?

The report from radiology was reviewed.

22

slide43

In the following sentence, would you

capitalize the word radiology?

The report from radiology was reviewed.

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 47.

22

slide44

In the following sentence, would you

capitalize recovery room?

The patient was transferred to the

recovery room.

23

slide45

In the following sentence, would you

capitalize recovery room?

The patient was transferred to the

recovery room.

ANSWER: No.

Page 57.

23

slide46

Would you capitalize the word "gram" in

the following example?

3+ gram-positive cocci

24

slide47

Would you capitalize the word "gram" in

the following example?

3+ gram-positive cocci

ANSWER: No.

Page 195.

24

slide48

When "bilateral mastectomy" is dictated,

would it be correct to transcribe bilateral mastectomies?

25

slide49

When "bilateral mastectomy" is dictated,

would it be correct to transcribe bilateral mastectomies?

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 38.

25

slide50

Which of the following best describes adduction?

a. Moving toward the midline of the body.

b. Moving away from the midline of the body.

c. Rotating any part of the body.

26

slide51

Which of the following best describes adduction?

a. Moving toward the midline of the body.

b. Moving away from the midline of the body.

c. Rotating any part of the body.

ANSWER: a. Moving toward the midline of

the body.

Page 489.

26

slide52

Which sentence shows the correct use of style?

The lesion was > 3 cm in diameter.

The lesion was greater than 3 cm in diameter.

27

slide53

Which sentence shows the correct use of style?

The lesion was > 3 cm in diameter.

The lesion was greater than 3 cm in diameter.

ANSWER: The lesion was greater than 3 cm

in diameter.

Page 197.

27

slide54

Is the term adnexa singular when

only one side (right or left) is being referenced?

28

slide55

Is the term adnexa singular when

only one side (right or left) is being referenced?

ANSWER: No.

Page 13.

28

slide56

Select the correct choice for each of the

following sentences.

The patient will (follow up, followup) next week.

The (follow up, followup) x-ray was negative.

The patient was seen today in (follow up, followup).

29

slide57

Select the correct choice for each of the

following sentences.

The patient will (follow up, followup) next week.

The (follow up, followup) x-ray was negative.

The patient was seen today in (follow up, followup).

ANSWERS:

The patient will follow up next week.

The followup x-ray was negative.

The patient was seen today in followup.

Page 172.

29

slide58

Is the following sentence punctuated correctly?

The patient will continue with his

usual dose of 1 p.o..

30

slide59

Is the following sentence punctuated correctly?

The patient will continue with his

usual dose of 1 p.o..

ANSWER: No.

Page 311.

30

slide61

The intervertebral (disk or disc)

was not damaged.

ANSWER: disk

Page 140.

31

slide62

How would you transcribe the following phrase?

"changes were seen in leads 2, 3, and f"

32

slide63

How would you transcribe the

following phrase?

"changes were seen in leads 2, 3, and f"

ANSWER: changes were seen in leads II, III, and aVF

Page 57.

32

slide64

Which is correct?

30-pack-year history of smoking

30-pack year history of smoking

30-pack-year-history of smoking

33

slide65

Which is correct?

30-pack-year history of smoking

30-pack year history of smoking

30-pack-year-history of smoking

ANSWER: 30-pack-year history of smoking

Page 303.

33

slide67

If the doctor dictates one point two million,

how would you transcribe it?

ANSWER: 1.2 million

Page 283.

34

slide71

The plural form for the word bruit

is bruits.

ANSWER: True

Page 43.

36

slide73

When “heme-positive stools” is dictated, it should be transcribed as stated.

True False

ANSWER: True

Page 96.

37

slide74

The sentence below is punctuated correctly.

The baby weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces.

38

slide75

The sentence below is punctuated correctly.

The baby weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces.

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 406.

38

slide76

The sentence below is an example of the correct usage of abbreviations.

The baby weighed 6 lb. 7 oz.

39

slide77

The sentence below is an example of the correct usage of abbreviations.

The baby weighed 6 lb. 7 oz.

ANSWER: No.

Page 405.

39

slide79

Which specialty uses the TIMI classification system?

ANSWER: Cardiology.

(Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction.)

Page 62.

40

slide81

If "staphylococcus" was dictated without the species, would "staphylococcus" be capitalized?

ANSWER: No.

Page 189.

41

slide82

When dictated "one and a half teaspoons"

how would you transcribe it?

a. 1.5 teaspoons

b. 1.5 tsp

c. 1-1/2 teaspoons

d. 1-1/2 tsp

42

slide83

When dictated "one and a half teaspoons"

how would you transcribe it?

a. 1.5 teaspoons

b. 1.5 tsp

c. 1-1/2 teaspoons

d. 1-1/2 tsp

ANSWER: c. 1-1/2 teaspoons

Pages 385 and 405.

42

slide84

Select the correct verb for the following sentence.

The diagnosis from the biopsies ______ (were or was) benign.

43

slide85

Select the correct verb for the following sentence.

The diagnosis from the biopsies ______ (were or was) benign.

ANSWER: was

Page 376.

43

slide86

The following sentence is punctuated correctly.

The patient will return in one months time.

44

slide87

The following sentence is punctuated correctly.

The patient will return in one months time.

ANSWER: No.

Page 327-328.

44

slide88

In the following sentence the word "French"should be capitalized.

A 5-French catheter was used.

45

slide89

In the following sentence the word "French"should be capitalized.

A 5-French catheter was used.

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 182.

45

slide90

The following sentence is correctly punctuated.

The patient, a 30-year-old, was pregnant for the first time.

46

slide91

The following sentence is correctly punctuated.

The patient, a 30-year-old, was pregnant for the first time.

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 18.

46

slide93

The following is punctuated correctly.

T2 N1 M1

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 54.

47

slide95

The temperature outside is ________ degrees.

-10 minus 10

ANSWER: minus 10

Page 257.

48

slide96

The patient was found to have ________

blood type.

B negative B-

49

slide97

The patient was found to have ________

blood type.

B negative B-

ANSWER: B negative

Page 41.

49

slide98

The following sentence represents correct style.

The 2nd degree burns were treated.

50

slide99

The following sentence represents correct style.

The 2nd degree burns were treated.

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 72.

50

slide100

The following sentence is correctly punctuated.

The patient moved to Orlando, Florida 20 years ago.

51

slide101

The following sentence is correctly punctuated.

The patient moved to Orlando, Florida 20 years ago.

ANSWER: No. (comma after Florida)

Page 89.

51

slide103

Which is correct, fluctuants or fluctuance?

ANSWER: fluctuance

Page 171.

52

slide105

The following demonstrates correct style.

2-1/3 mm

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 405.

53

slide107

The following demonstrates correct style.

April 4th, 2001

ANSWER: No.

However, the 4th of April 2001 is correct.

Page 121.

54

slide108

The following sentence is punctuated correctly.

The patient was admitted with low back pain.

55

slide109

The following sentence is punctuated correctly.

The patient was admitted with low back pain.

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 92.

55

slide111

If the term "3 cm" was dictated in the diagnosis, would you expand cm to centimeters?

ANSWER: No.

Page 133.

56

slide112

The following statement reflects

correct style.

"The 0.1816-inch screw was used."

57

slide113

The following statement reflects

correct style.

"The 0.1816-inch screw was used."

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 125.

57

slide114

The following statement reflects

correct style.

The differential showed 2 percent bands.

58

slide115

The following statement reflects

correct style.

The differential showed 2 percent bands.

ANSWER: No. (2%)

Page 308.

58

slide116

Is the following sentence

punctuated correctly?

His father has Alzheimer's.

59

slide117

Is the following sentence

punctuated correctly?

His father has Alzheimer's.

ANSWER: Yes.

Page 162.

59

slide119

How would you transcribe the term that sounds like "mucus see" when dictated?

ANSWER: Edit to mucus or mucus-like.

Page 263.

60

slide121

Which is the preferred style?

email e-mail

ANSWER: email

Pages 111, 112, 523.

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slide122

Remember…

Style Matters!

thank you

Thank You!

Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT

Director of MT Development

Bhurley@medwaremt.com