Do you capitalize departments? sm
Posted By: Having a senior moment... on 2008-10-20
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The patient will be referred to Oncology/oncology at University Hospital.
It's been one of those days!
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Per AAMT BOS2 do not capitalize if it is generic, do capitalize if it is associated with a facility
Subject: Per AAMT BOS2 do not capitalize if it is generic, do capitalize if it is associated with a facility name, i.e. emergency room or General Hospital Emergency Room.
? regarding capitalization of name of departments
Subject: ? regarding capitalization of name of departments
Would you capitalize emergency room or emergency department if the department name is given with the name of the hospital in same sentence - such as
____ _____ ______ (name of hospital) Emergency Room
I was always taught that if the name of the hospital was used it was to be capitalized, but if not, then lower case?
capitalization of departments
Subject: capitalization of departments
I used to think they should always be capitalized, but this is what the company I work for says to do: Substitute a name (say, Dr. Smith) for the department. If it sounds right, capitalize. If a name does not sound right, don't. For example, we consulted Orthopedic Surgery (we consulted Dr. Smith). We need an orthopedic surgery opinion (we need a Dr. Smith opinion - no, does not sound good). However, you also have to go by the preference of the facility. One of my accounts wants these capitalized all the time, even Operating Room (I think that looks silly - as if that operating room is more important than any other).
Most clients do not want services, departments,
Subject: Most clients do not want services, departments,
etc. capitalized unless stated as part of the hospital/clinic name,i.e.
XXXX Cardiology Service, XXXX Cardiology Department, etc.; therefore it should not be capitalized. In examples in BOS, thought not stated specifically, it would not be capitalized.
The hospital I work for wants the departments Capped.
Subject: The hospital I work for wants the departments Capped.
To capitalize or not to capitalize
Subject: To capitalize or not to capitalize
When the doctor states "a 2-year-old former 30 weeker..." -- is "weeker" capitalized or not? This is in reference to the child having been a preemie.
Should I or should I not capitalize.......
Subject: Should I or should I not capitalize.......
Doc dictates: Patient will need gallium scan, echo, and perhaps later a biopsy of the lung.
Should I capitalize the word "gallium"?
Thanks in advance for your help!
What would you capitalize?
Subject: What would you capitalize?
The doc says the system being is used is "hand innovations volar locked plating system". Just hand and innovations or the entire thing? Thanks
I was taught to capitalize all departments within your hospital that you type for or if you type for a service to capitalize for all hospitals.
Will follow-up in the **new year**. Should this be capitalized? Thanks :)
Subject: why capitalize?
i have never capitalized that list or otherwise...just out of curiosity what's the reason behind that?
Would you capitalize this?
Subject: Would you capitalize this?
Should the "Division of Histopathology" be capped?
Biopsies will be reported separately by division of histopathology.
Would you capitalize the following
Subject: Would you capitalize the following
Florida Pediatric Service or Florida pediatric service. I'm inclined to capitalize it since the proper noun precedes it.
Should I capitalize this
Subject: Should I capitalize this
Doctor dictates..."..urge you to follow up with a Travel Medicine Clinic who specializes in the..." Do you capitalize any part of Travel Medicine Clinic"? I am finding it both ways when I search. Thanks
Do I capitalize??
Subject: Do I capitalize??
Question Do I capitalize the first letter of each word in this scenario? also is there another way to write type two diabetes mellitus?
2. diverticula disease
3. peptic ulcer disease
4. type two diabetes mellitus
5. status post stroke
Yes. You always capitalize the first
Subject: Yes. You always capitalize the first
According to Quick Look electronic drug reference (available through Stedman's) this would be capitalized. Quick Look is a very reliable reference that can sit open right on your desktop.
Should you capitalize?
Subject: Should you capitalize?
Just wondering if it is proper to capitalize carotid duplex scan? Thanks
It's 1:1. Don't capitalize "syphilis." nm
Subject: It's 1:1. Don't capitalize "syphilis." nm
i wouldnt capitalize
Subject: i wouldnt capitalize
synovial unless it is the beginning of a sentence
Gram is capital, at least it used to be...may have been changed by the BOS
You should capitalize name brands
Subject: You should capitalize name brands
I know it is hard to tell which is which, but you may have to look up some for a while. Make a handwritten list or add them to your expander. I had the same trouble years ago, but have since tried to keep it straight.
I have always been told to capitalize it
Subject: I have always been told to capitalize it
Gram negative is also capitalized in Stedman's
I don't capitalize them ever unless they are named after someone
Subject: I don't capitalize them ever unless they are named after someone
gender identity disorders
generalized anxiety disorder
grandiose type of paranoid disorder
I capitalize them because they are referring sm
Subject: I capitalize them because they are referring sm
to specific sections of the report with that exact header. If you were referring to the "laboratory" below and your header was "Diagnostic Data Blah-Blah", then you'd leave "laboratory" lowercase.
I dont capitalize it. nm
Subject: I dont capitalize it. nm
No, no need to capitalize ambulation. nm
Subject: No, no need to capitalize ambulation. nm
Just capitalize the first letters...
Subject: Just capitalize the first letters...
i.e. Gore Viabahn. Only all caps if it is an abbreviation.
Do you all capitalize Endocatch bag? nm
Subject: Do you all capitalize Endocatch bag? nm
sorry... would capitalize South also,
Subject: sorry... would capitalize South also,
but perhaps put a slash there instead of a comma.
I personally capitalize it.
Subject: I personally capitalize it.
I would capitalize FABERE because
Subject: I would capitalize FABERE because
It is found both ways in several different reference books. In the new Stedman's Abbreviation book it's fabere. The old Stedman's Abbreviation book listed it both ways, FABERE and fabere. It is an acronym, however, and the BOS 2nd edition page 7 says, "Capitalize all letters of most acronyms." It then also goes on to say, "When acronyms become words in their own right, they sometimes evolve into lowercase form." Such as the lower-case acronym laser (light amplification by stimulation emission of radiation). Is it possible that fabere has evolved into a word of its own? I don't think so, because if it was a word of its own it wouldn't be in the abbreviation book! So, I would follow the BOS recommendation and capitalize the letters of an acronym. FABERE
Xerox is a trademark, and xerography is not. Should xeroxed be capitalized?
thanks guys - I did capitalize it n/m
Subject: thanks guys - I did capitalize it n/m
No, just make sure you capitalize. nm
Subject: No, just make sure you capitalize. nm
always capitalize if used as an entity..so..
Subject: always capitalize if used as an entity..so..
Infectious Disease would be correct...same thing for...'He was seen by Cardiology' etc... :)
Gram or gram--to capitalize or not to capitalize??
Subject: Gram or gram--to capitalize or not to capitalize??
I never got this right during training and I'm having flashbacks! Is this word capitalized or not when it's the test? HEELLLPPP.
I never capitalize this word
Subject: I never capitalize this word
so it should be epigastric distress
I hope this helps!
I would capitalize it as it sounds like the
Subject: I would capitalize it as it sounds like the
Thanks, capitalize conference?
Subject: Thanks, capitalize conference?
Should I keep Conference capitalized?
Yes, only would capitalize delta as it is
Subject: Yes, only would capitalize delta as it is
Only capitalize if it is a genus name.
Subject: Only capitalize if it is a genus name.
If he is referring to strep throat, then that would be lower case. A specific type of strep, i.e. group B Streptococcus (Streptococcus is the genus here) would be capitalized.
Always capitalize genus names and their abbreviated forms when accompanied by a species name.
hemoccult--to capitalize or not?
Subject: hemoccult--to capitalize or not?
"The examination was hemoccult-negative." I remember getting this wrong in training. Is "hemoccult" capitalized or is it only capitalized if it's used in a brand name situation, like "Hemoccult strips"? I seem to remember it being sort of like kleenex, like "Give me a kleenex" was not capped but "Kleenex tissue" as a brand name was. Or I could just be wrong. Help!!
do not italicize, but capitalize......nm
Subject: do not italicize, but capitalize......nm
Personally I would capitalize since it is a brand name
Subject: Personally I would capitalize since it is a brand name
coblation nucleoplasty, how to capitalize?
Subject: coblation nucleoplasty, how to capitalize?
This is the sentence as dictated: He discussed possible surgery for the thoracic pain versus Coblation nucleoplasty and finally spinal cord stimulation.
Is it supposed to be coblation nucleoplasty or Coblation Nucleoplasty or Coblation nucleoplasty? Thanks!
My QA person told me that only capitalize
Subject: My QA person told me that only capitalize
if it is a brand name, such as Phillips Milk of Magnesia, otherwise it's lowercase if all by itself.
I don't capitalize them in middle of sentence....
Subject: I don't capitalize them in middle of sentence....
I don't agree with the other poster on this one....my reports always say LABORATORY DATA as the heading for labs so inside a report the dictator might say in some other area, *please see labs or laboratory data*.....so no, I don't capitalize them at all within a sentence....
you're welcome; I forgot to capitalize it for you.
Subject: you're welcome; I forgot to capitalize it for you.
Question. Do you capitalize the G in Grade 1 or 2. Not sure. nm
Do you capitalize lactated ringer's?? nm
Subject: Do you capitalize lactated ringer's?? nm
The old school MTs, like me, were taught to capitalize everything!
Subject: The old school MTs, like me, were taught to capitalize everything!