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It's Maalox and Benadryl, equal parts, swish and swallow. nm

Posted By: PeachState on 2005-07-02
In Reply to: Yes, Maalox and something else. Some kind of deadening agent, but can't remember. - Exhausted Mama nm


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    Swish and swallow, maybe? nm
    Maalox, peroxide and something else? It was swish and
    Cook in equal parts BBQ and grape jelly. Crock pot if time. Yum! nm
    Maalox and lidocaine.

    swallow study - sm
    swallow study to check for safety in swallowing, to check for aspiration, swallowing problems, and what type of diet to give pte, puree, nectar thick, etc.
    vellum - in swallow study???
    is this correct
    Yes, Maalox and something else. Some kind of deadening agent, but can't remember.

    Try Benadryl
    Benadryl is the ingredient in Tylenol PM. I take two 25 mg capsules about an hour before I am ready to go to sleep. This really helps. It is safe and inexpensive. Sometimes if I have been transcribing right before I go to bed, I have a hard time shuting the brain off too. I hate it when I dream about transcribing.
    I think I used Maalox when my kids were small. Poor things, both youngest boys had them everywhere
    It was 100 degrees out that year. They spent a week in the house in the tub with Aveeno and more Benadryl than I think they had in their entire lives.
    Good luck on teaching your kids but it's a hard lesson to swallow
    if a kid is being made fun of and most kids just want to fit in. No one wants their kids hurt needlessly and I hope you consider this because you really can't change the world's perception of trailer parks. I don't know how it got to this point, but it is what it is and your kids should not suffer for it so you can make a defensive statement against all who have preconceived notions of trailer park people, further enhanced by TV shows.
    Mallox & Benadryl
    Doctor told me today to use this.
    4 teasppons maalox and 1 tsp.benadryl. Swish and swallow. For my sore throat and tongue..
    Will di it tonight/
    Hope it works for us both.
    Lela http://wmo.chapel.at
    Do you by any chance use Benadryl or
    anything containing diphenhydramine?  I don't have RLS, but when I use the above to help me sleep I have it really bad.  Just in case you do use it, I thought I'd let you know.  Good luck!
    Get some liquid Benadryl in him quickly and
    People can develop allgeries suddenly and for no apparent reason and it's much easier to deal with when you have your senses about you than wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of his gasping for air!
    No rx needed, they are OTC. Benadryl is for allergies but (sm)
    it is also the same ingredient that is in many of the OTC sleep meds.

    Actually Valerian root and melatonin might be a very good combination. I have tried them each individually but not together. I might try that!
    or just pop a Benadryl if you've accidentally over-caffeinated. ;)
    I use melatonin, Benadryl and white noise (sm)
    I have a very tough time with insomnia. I take 6 mg of melatonin and 25 mg of Benadryl an hour before I want to go to sleep and run a fan every night. Sometimes I get six straight hours of sleep and on those nights I consider myself lucky! If I get up at night to use the restroom I don't turn on the lights so that I can get back to sleep more easily. FYI I have been taking the melatonin and Benadryl for about a year, recently had lab work done and my LFTs were good.
    PS - Benadryl at night also helps a lot to relax the muscles. nm
    this is equal to a very old formula
    Back when documents were produced on typewriters, formulas were created to define the average length of a line. It was defined as 10 words with spaces, with the average word being 5 characters - thus 55 printed characters per line.

    All the ad your reading is saying is that they will take all the visible characters you produce and divide it by 55 to decide your final production at the end of the day. It does not include bolding, underlining, hard returns, spaces, etc., as had been defined by the old AAMT.

    The new AAMT/MTIA whatever it is called monster is redefining a line as only characters you see and this ad is embracing the new definition and defining 55 visible characters as a line. A 55 visible character line is approximately equal to a 65 line that includes spaces - but I bet they are not going to compensate for thespacesyouneedtoinsertintotthelinetomakeitreadable.

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    I need to find out how many bytes equals a line. Any advice would be helpful.
    One character or key Stroke is equal
    ... to one byte (including spaces or anyother character, remember one KEY STROKE regardless of the input). If you ever want to calculate your bytes for certain amount of text -> paste it on NotePad and save it as text file. Later you can right click on the file to get it's properties to see it's exact size.
    spaces equal 22% of the report. That is a lot! nm
    Not all QA people are created equal
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    Yes! Rec'd it in 2 parts ...
    Half after 3 months, the other half after 6 more months (when I had been there 9 months). I didn't even have to remind anyone!!!
    how many lines does 90K characters equal out to roughly?
    I'm thinking 1300 or so! That would be 90K divided by 65 characters = roughly 1300. Am I correct on this? 
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    There is so much anger in all parts of the (sm)
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    Screen in 2 parts, need only 1
    let me state over as maybe someone knows how to get out.
    4 regularly, parts of 5 more sm
    I do only OPs, so I have some free standing surgical centers and a hospital, I do all of those OP notes. It is only about 75 to 100 reports a day with all of that. It sounds like a lot, but I have tons of normals, I am not working all that hard :-).

    I have a couple of specialties in OP notes that almost no one else can do, certainly not either of the companies I work for, so I pick up those specialties for an additional 4 facilities with any regularity, but it will be 5 once in a while.

    This is not something I exactly asked for, it is just how it has worked out. Having that many different accounts is not for everyone, neither is the fact that I have about 200 different voices regularly, and another 200 once in a while. This is MY comfort zone and I don't recommend it.

    Thought it was $350 to take the 2 parts? nm
    Did you look for them in Quick Parts? sm
    AutoText doesn't work the same way in 2007. They are now part of the Quick Parts building blocks and you no longer get the tip box when you type your names. You can still get them to expand with F3 if you can remember the names. Otherwise, you have to get to them the long way through the Insert menu. Did you look to see if they transferred to Quick Parts? If not, you can rename your old normal.dot and take out any macros, then copy that dot file to the building blocks folder. Do this with Word closed. They should be there when you reopen Word.
    They are in Quick Parts! Wow!
    Now, I have to just learn how to use them!! lol
    Not sure if they are equal in power, but the Celeron is inferior to the Pentium.

    If you're getting a desktop may be no big deal since desktops are cheaper and you tend to replace then every 2 to 3 years, but if getting a laptop/notebook, definitely get the Pentium or the Centrino and not the Celeron. 

    If you try caffeinated drinks, make sure to use Equal or Splenda.
    Not all 8 cents a line situations are created equal sm
    I am coming off a job using Extext and going into one using ChartNet. I have used Smart Type for over a decade and for Chartnet I have to go to Instant Text. I am able to do over 200 lines an hour after about a week at the new job. I will get to 300 again in a month or so. I say again because I have not done that much in a long time.

    Extext...I loved it when I first used it, but after 18 months I can't get above 170 lph and that is with echoes and normals with lots of free lines, and that includes dozens of normals and report shells I have made myself. It won't get better and that is poor pay at the 8.5 cpl base rate, but then again I always have bonuses of a couple of kinds and shift differentials...but I can't do better than 1200 lines a day with any consistency, not in 8 hours a day.

    I work a job in MedRite. Like Extext, it is a Word client and rather similar. Top rate for MedRite is close to 300 lines an hour on a horrid account with 80% PLUS ESLs. It is just a faster platform.

    Enter ChartNet...never used it. Had to switch to Instant Text...never used it. I have been working about 5 days on it and I can do 200 lph and only one doctor so far who throws me for a loop when I can't do that. She is not an ESL, but a slurring motor mouth who skips around and forgets what she is doing on the phone in the first place.

    The Extext work has been 90% OP notes, my specialty. The others are all the basic 4, and I have to say that I went from clinic for many years to OP notes, skipping the rest in between. I have very little experience in DS, CN and H&P notes, VERY little time with those. I'd be faster with them if I had done more of them before.

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    You misunderstood my whole post (probably the way I did it - in 2 parts)

    Here is what I mean.  I learned in 1965 with no training.  Then several years later, someone told me I was spelling Fahrenheit wrong.  Now fast forward to 2006.  I've been doing this for 30-40 years, very few medical spelling errors, and NOW is when my company nitpicks.

    Just like trying to buy original factory parts for a -(sm)
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    I agree 100% with your conspiracy/survivalist/money-making tactic for AAMT. No BOS was ever needed 'til they came along and said it was.........
    There are no safe parts of the country
    Yours would be no different than mine. I watch news on TV and cannot believe when I hear someone say, I just cannot believe it happened in this neighborhood. Ridiculous! When I had children at home, no I paid for everything. I also worked my behind off - away from home by the way- because years ago, OMG, they actually had you to come into an office! I had no one to help me out. I did not start working from home until about 2005 so very doubable and I worked 2 jobs for years to make a living.
    One of my employers told me to just add a 0, i.e. 30 minutes would roughly equal 300 lines. sm

    Of course, if someone talks fast, you'd get more lines, and if you get one of those guys who stops and turns pages and/or talks slow, the lines would be less.  Seems to be a pretty good rule of thumb for me.

    As for the length taken, when I started doing MT work 30-some years ago (back in the days of the vinyl belts and carbon paper -- eek!), the quota was that you should be able to 15 minutes of dictation in 1 hour.  However, I think anyone with experience would probably do it in much less time. 

    Hope this helps.  

    Two jobs don't equal one when it comes to making money and not wasting time. sm
    Recommend looking for one good job.
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