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Asking you to spell a word correctly after 10 years is being nitpicky? Shame on them..

Posted By: Whatever on 2006-04-02
In Reply to: Oh Lord! - JulieP

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Why not spell it correctly?
I learned a long time ago that doctors are notoriously bad spellers! What is the word?
I would spell it correctly. sm
That is why we are transcriptionists. It is our job to correct their spelling and grammar errors to make as perfect a document as possible. I have one that notoriously spells Homan's sign incorrectly and she spells it every time as Homman's sign, but I disregard her spelling, do not take it personal, and I just do what I know is right. JMO
I would spell it correctly.
It's actually Homans'. ;P

I have a doctor like this too. He insists on spelling one word incorrectly and even had his office staff try to correct me. I am a very flexible person but there is no way I will spell something incorrectly in a document if I know better.
you are exactly right - an MT should spell correctly in everything she writes, medical or not
Do you have a word you can never type correctly

Mine is "initiated."  It makes me nuts.  In 20 years, I have never typed that word correctly and I keep forgetting the expansions I develop for it.

What are your least favorite terms to type?

does anyone else have a problem with Word not capitalizing correctly on sm
the first word in a sentence?  i will get 2-3 lines down and realize it didn't cap something so then i have to waste time going back up there to cap it.  any solutions on fixing this annoying problem? 
Shame on me.. Am I the only one with 4+ in 2 years, but with my last one 2 years.

Lots of little "stints" in between, just trying to keep my head above water.

If you submit your reports on time and correctly, you get paid correctly. Pay has been on sm
time for 2 years now. 1st and 15th for employees, 2nd and 16th for ICs. If it falls on a weekend or holiday, it posts the next business day.

By the way, there is no Sophie on radiology at Keystrokes. Must be a troll.
Don't ya know, an MT should be able to spell every word - sm
imaginable and never, ever make a mistake, even when it does not pertain to your job of medical transcription. Gee Whiz, some people!!!!

I want to update my 2000 Stedmans Spellchecker.  Is there a newer version and what would be the best one to get.  

Can someone tell me how to remove a word from spell check?

I'm using ExText (Word based?), ran spell check, and accidentally clicked on 'Add' (adding a misspelled word) when I meant to click on 'Change' (to change it to the correctly spelled word).  I know, I know, I shouldn't be using the mouse, I should be using the Keystrokes anyway, right?.  LOL 

But now that I have a misspelled word in spell check, how do I remove it?  Does anyone know?  TIA!

Word 2007 Spell Checker

Is anyone having a problem with Word 2007 spell checker?  Somtimes it underlines a misspelled word and sometimes it doesn't.  I sent some notes in with quite of few misspelled words.  It is so aggravating.  I have checked all my settings, and it is set up to show misspelled words and grammar mistakes.  I just don't understand why it works one minute but then doesn't work the next. 

Some places actually go by the AAMT Book of Style. AAMT BOS 2nd says that 40mg is wrong and the correct way to type this is 40 mg. I would suggest you buy the $89 AAMT BOS 2nd edition and bone up. When you work for a company that does not care about quality, you get sloppy. I recently changed from a huge corporate company and am working for a quality company like yours and am going through the exact same thing. I like it though because I like my work to be correct.
I have never typed 40 mg as 40mg. The thing about the BOS, sometimes companies follow it and just when you think you are following it, they say "oh no" we don't do it that way..??????
Actually it's years to ears. I can spell just fine, just don't take the time to proofread eve
post as I'm busy transcribing at the same time.  Sorry to say my priorities are such that you guys here don't rank perfect posts.  Now, if you guys want to pay per post....  
Can anyone recommend Spell Checker for Word 2003?

Need help on setting up Word expanders and spell check

Hi All,

I will be starting a new job soon, and it looks like I will be typing in my own computer's Word program.  I managed to download my old Expander entries from my old job into Notepad, so I now have a list of my expansions.  I am wondering if anyone has any good tips on doing something  with the Notepad entries to get them into AutoCorrect in Word, or do I have to just go through the whole list manually and make new entries into Word AutoCorrect to use for my new expander?

I am also open to any and all suggestions to the Word spellchecker since it does not know LOTS of medical terms and drugs.  Just start entering them manually or buy a medical spellchecker that interphases with Word? I saw some listed when I Googled it, but they seem awful expensive.  100$ and more.  Any suggestions?


Does Anyone Know of A Good Medical Spell Checker For Word?

I am new to these boards and I am curious If anyone knows of a good medical spell check for Word? TIA :)
Are there any free medical spell checkers for Word that can be downloaded?..



I switched from WP51 to Word a couple years ago
I chose InstantText as my Expander because it would import my PRD list and that was important to me to make me feel comfortable out the gate. Several of my co-workers didn't really like IT but at the time, it was the one that had the easiest import function and I *had* to have my PRD to type! IT's not cheap, but I think it's well worth the investment.

Also, I highly recommend Laura Bryan's book on Word. There is another lady who is a Word guru, Cheryl something (I'm sorry I can't remember her name at the moment) who is also very good. Basically these are MTs who know you have to keep your hands off that mouse to make money, so they show you the keyboard ways to do things, in contrast to other Word how-to books for the general user which focus on the mouse.

It's a moderately painful switch, in my opinion, but once made, definitely makes one feel more 21st century. :)
Yes, it does. My hosp is typing in MOX, we lost Word many years ago due to cost.
Good luck!
The Dorland's Cardiology Word Book is good, too. Might find books at half.com even if a few years
It's a shame that.....sm

these folks manage to get out of jail by promising to behave and their lawyers fight to get them out on "good behavior."  Statistics show that 95% of them are never cured of their disease, even with intensive counseling/psychotherapy and yet we let them back onto the streets to hurt another person. 

I know someone in Georgia who is serving a life sentence over a sex crime and each time they come up for parole the parole board gets a lot of letters reminding them why they shouldn't ever let this person back on the streets - because if they do they will commit another sex crime against a child or another adult.  So far they keep denying parole but of course the fears are that eventually they'll give in and let this monster back on the streets. 

As far as I'm concerned these folks should be locked up for life, period. 

What a shame... nm

I agree with your last statement.  When MT switched to a production pay scale, everyone's attitudes went into the toilet - ours and the management.  Speaking for myself, I resent being paid by the line, especially now that the majority of the dictation being done is by people who do not have a command of the English language.  I include those whose primary language is English.  I do not know how these people got out of high school much less through college, medical school and a residency program with such poor communication skills.  The issue of the ESLs has been beat to death and we have only our government to thank for that situation.

However, I have been in MT for almost 30 years, in every aspect of it, have worked with doctors and nurses in all settings.  What we do does NOT impact patient care.  No nurse, doctor, respiratory therapist, or any other health care professional, is going to take orders from a transcribed report.  They may read that report to gain some information, but they will take orders from written physicians' orders or phone orders. 

Transcribed reports are there for CYA for the physicians and the hospitals.  Most of the time, what we type are works of fiction anyway - particularly in the OPs where they all say all they did everything perfectly, then the next day the patient comes back for a second procedure because they left in a sponge, put the tube in the wrong place, etc.  

I think we all would be happier, more productive and more secure if we were paid by the hour with incentive bonuses based on QA and/or production.   However, those days seem to be long gone and will not be coming back in this greedy, money-grubbing world that American Health Care has become.

Just my opinion. 


Its a shame
To see what goes on with our animals.  I volunteer at a shelter, so I feel i'm giving back "somewhat" but its still not enough in my opinion.  Sometimes I watch animal planet and happen to catch an episode of animal precinct, and OH my gosh, the way these animals are treated will give you a stomach ache, leaving them tied up so tight that the chain gets lodged in their skin, you can count each rib.  One dog the chain went all the way to his spinal cord, major infection.  He lived, but he did not trust people anymore so they had to put him down.  I have cried so many times but sit through it hoping there will be a happy ending, which there usually is.  I always call my dog in to hug him after watching.  I can't believe how people can not feel for these little innocent creatures. 
Shame on you!
How DARE you assume that all of these unfortunate people are on welfare?  (And if they are SO WHAT???)  I guess it really is too cold where you live (and I'm not talking about the weather!).  You should be ashamed for making a statement like that in the midst of all this human suffering. 
No, shame on you for....
insulting an entire segment of society who for whatever bigoted reason in your mind believes that these people can do no better for themselves than to live off the govt.  If they stop having babies at 14, dropping out of school, and working hard to become something (like many poor people have done in spite of much adversity in their lives), they wouldn't be living the meager existence that they do.  The vicious cycle begins at birth with they are born to a young teenage mother and have no father and no money.  Until that stops, poverty will remain in spite of a zillion dollars pumped into social programs.  Just listen to what Bill Cosby has been saying lately.  He speaks the truth.
What a shame
I am NOT homeschooling to keep my children away from other children. Rather, it is because of the lack of fundamental education the public school systems. Currently, teachers are not teaching subject material, rather, the current focus is on test-taking. I am homeschooling for the first few years, at least, to ensure that my children get a solid reading and spelling base, as well as math. Perfect examples ... I have a nephew in 2nd grade, struggling with reading, and getting 3 hours of homework per night - so there is no time to even practice reading after doing all of that. This is SO unnecessary, to me.

However, more importantly, please do not criticize this choice in education. I respect everyone's choice to select what is best for their family, their home, family and economic situations. So, please, could we all just support the poor children in this country trying to REMAIN children in this crazy mixed up world of ours? None of them are perfect, homeschooled, public schooled or private schooled, but they are the future of this country and they deserve our attention, which unfortunately, many of them do not get on a regular basis.
Oh, what a shame. LOL. You know,
there was probably an MT in India who could have used that piece of junk if you would have donated it! ROFL!!! Just kidding.
It's a shame
There's a disturbing trend in news lately to report company adverts, word for word, as news. PR companies send out releases, sometimes with accompanying video, and the news reports it, word for word, as if they've investigated it thoroughly and are presenting their viewers an unbiased report. It's unethical in my opinion, and this piece sounds just like that. At least in magazines, they have to include a disclaimer saying "This is an advertisement."
No - shame on you!!
What is really a shame is
no one will stand up for the MTs and let the dictators know things just are not acceptable, not only the ESLs but what about all the background noise? It makes no sense for us to strain to get a report correct when all you hear is either things dropping in the background or being close to a nursing station with all the laughter and talking. No one stands up for us. No one talks with the dictators and asks them to clean up their conversation so we can understand. It is really a shame but has always been like this, no one stands up against these dictators and tells them this or that, too afraid the hospitals, clinics, etc. would lose money/clients/patients.
It is a shame

This is the first time I have posted.  It is mainly because so many people are just so rude to others.  The whole site is just full of people being rude to one another.  Time after time, all I see is rude comments to one another.  Why is everyone so happy.  We choose what we do.  We can choose to be happy or just choose to be an angry person.  This site is worthless in my opinion.  If anyone tries to find help or support, they get torn down by rude comments.  It is a shame.. and I am a full blooded american before someone accuses me of being an Indian..

Have a great day and smile for a change...

But what a shame that the right to discipline has more or less
I was actually investigated by child protection because a teacher reported me for washing my 11 year old daughter's mouth out with soap because she called me a f'ing b****.  All I did was put a spot of dishsoap on her tongue and told her that if she used those words in our house again or if I heard of her using those words again she would get the same.  Those words are not spoken in my home, but they're heard daily by the kids walking by my house on their way to and from school.  The only thing she learned from the whole lesson is that I have no authority and now she can threaten ME.
It is a horrible shame
because I have loved my job at the hospital and I still do love my work there, but MQ has put us in a position where we really have little choice, but to take a tremendous cut in pay or leave and if we leave, our options are limited.... no benefits (IC) or less money with fewer benefits.
Oh what a shame they aren't.
God Bless Everyone!
That's a shame, feel bad for you.
That's a shame. We get a 10% bonus for CMT.

We're paid hourly with no production bonus (minimum expectations, but no bonus for going over), but with CMT, the hourly rate and benefits are superb. So yeah, it *can* make a huge difference.

For shame! Why not try to be helpful?
Those colonoscopies are also templated I am sure. SHAME ON YOU.
No work so far this a.m. and I am glad (shame on me). sm

Had a lot of family over and grandkids yesterday and an old cocker spaniel that sheds like crazy.  My living room carpet is green and looks like it has angel hair spread lightly all over it.  Me thinks I could stand to do some housework. 

I am sure there will be work later, but in the meantime I can play around here and then hit the floors at least.

Have a good day.

Buy him some diapers, doubt it would shame
him into trying to stop drinking, but it might.  I guess your DD is learning my example.   So sad.   Alcoholism runs in my family, though neither of my parents were, and I just don't have any sympathy at all for alcoholics. 
Uh-oh ... hanging my head in shame now. :( nm

Hospitals in my area pay MTs $7.50 - $8.50/hr. It's a shame. ..sm


It's a shame that you have no tech support
when you need it.  Situations like this take away from your line count because it takes time to explore and find out the problem. 
It is a shame, but I totally agree. nm
It is a shame that it takes such a skilled..sm
person to be a MT yet the jobs are just pitiful. The companies can't provide enough work. The pay is pitiful. Why isn't this profession looked at with more prestige? I mean it is sad when you have been an MT for years and can't make a living doing this even with 2 jobs.
Its a darn shame, Travolta was a beautiful man.
After the age of 40?  Men are supposed to have less fat cells anyways, so he is basically just sitting around eating doughnuts to death.  With all that money, get a personal trainer and a nutritionist!
can't love overweight wife?! shame on you! nm
Shame on you! 2 wrongs dont make a right.
hook into your electricity without paying you just because she could.  Creative utilities?  Cheatiing the government is cheating me, you and every other citizen. If it is okay for her to cheat. let her confine it to sticking her hand in YOUR pocket, she can keep it out of mine.  What your g'mom think of you condoning this behavior?  Do you teach your kids to cheat on tests?