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Posted By: I have one on 2006-07-25
In Reply to: Help, need advice on glasstop stoves - panicky

do not use Windex, but I doubt that made "chips".  I bet what you are seeing are raised marks, not indented, if you know what I mean.  Use the glass top cleaner, and book says a razor blade - yes, a razor blade.  I use a sharp, straight little paring knife while the cleaner is on, and the stuff comes off.  Good luck.

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Updating surgical references - new Stedmans Word Book, Tessier Surgery Book or others - best one in
Just make a note in your book and go on. Every book I read you can find an error
or 2. Nobody is perfect. Lucky you only paid $60. New it is $80 or more.
I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
Quick Look Drug Book (book & CD/ROM)..sm..

Does anyone use both.  I'm definitely getting the CD/ROM and am debating about buying both.  I don't see any reason to have both but there could be something I don't know. 

I noticed CD/ROMs are on backorder but they're selling downloadable versions.  I can handle that.

The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm
Medical Word Book by Sloan, Surgical Word Book by sm
Tessier, Dorland's dictionary, BOS, and my very fave I think is now out of print but called Spellright by Rice.
That would be a lab value, so I'd use a lab book. sm
I realize you're doing practice tapes so you're not going to have all the reference books. I personally rely on the internet as little as possible because there's a lot of false info out there....just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true! It's really impossible to do this job without your own set of reference books....MANY of them.  For what you're doing today there is no one site that will answer all of your word questions.
Some of the websites are good, but the Stedman's book is the best.
Got that book
that's a big scam too. Don't waste your time or money.If you really want to see it, email me and I would be glad to share it. Sorry about the extra money thing...I have no ideas either but i would be interested in finding out more myself if anyones knows!
M-TEC is #1 in my book, followed by . . .
Andrews.  Both programs are comprehensive, and many companies wave the standard 2-year experience requirement for grads of these schools. 
That IS the book!!! Thank you!
Too late though, I ordered the other one just in case too. LOL! Oooh I'm so excited! That book ROCKS!
NEW MT - book for
I would have to say that anything for the new MT would be outdated before it ever goes to print. I think that "new MTs" are a thing of the past. With VR and editing, as well as outsourcing - this business is not anything like it was 18 years ago - or even 10 years ago - and I don't know that a book would be helpful to someone wanting to get into this business, because every year there are fewer MTs going to work - I believe that our days are numbered and could encourage anyone looking into MT to look into coding or some other aspect of hospital work - if they are dead set on working in the everychanging medical field. The days of the Prima Donna MT are gone forever.
MT book sm
I hate to agree but I must. The profession has changed greatly. I had a wonderful experience as an MT starting out and then as my own professional business in a business office. I was on the speaker's bureau for a community college. I told them I no longer wanted to encourage people to spend 2 years of their life getting a degree to do this work. Times have changed. Everyone is supposed to have a book in them though, so I hope you do well. I have thought of it myself many times, but now it would be more of a warning to probably stay away. Hate to be negative but things are changing and not necessarily for the better!
Log book
I am not required either to keep one but I am very thankful I do.  I have had doctors looking for a job and I can refer to it on the date of service and tell him whether or not he dictated on that patient.  Plus I keep track of my money to see if my pacheck matches the payroll.
Name of Book
Is there a particular book by Stedmans for just "physical therapy?"  Also, how do you like typing Physical Therapy?
Are you looking at the CD or the book?
I have not loaded the CD that came with it.  My hard copy states "copyright 1995 and 2002", and is the second edition, which I assumed was the newest.  It was the version my employer insisted I buy.  If you have the same version as me, its very interesting (and scary) that some copies would be correct and some not!
OMG so its only MY book!?
I'm looking right at it as I type this, and its wrong in mine!  This is really, really weird.
I'm looking at the book, not the CD!! nm

IMT book.
The Independent Medical Transcriptionist book is being updated, and the IMT5 version if due to be released in the Fall.  FYI.
My Most Used Ref Book
Stedman's Ortho & Rehab Third Edition

SecondTessier Surgical Word Book Second Edition
Only using the book, so I don't know. Sorry. nm

There were a lot of phrases and short cuts I would not have thought of and I thought it was somewhat helpful.  I think I learned just about as much though just going into the website that Marianne gave above.  From that I could actually figure out quite a few extra phrases to use that have helped me out in the last few reports.  Thanks for that.  I guess I liked the book and it did help a lot, but just taking the first letter for some words in a phrase and making a shortcut from makes a lot of sense to me, and has helped a lot. 

Book of BS.
I have worked for two top-20 hospitals and several others through the years and none of them ever mentioned the Book of BS. They all have their own specifications which are usually very limited due to the flexibility of the English language and the great diversity of style in a hospital environment.

I think the BOS may have started out as somebody's list of personal preferences that they decided to package into book form and sell (for a hefty price). Now if they can only convince people that it's the "Bible of MT" they can sell thousands and thousands of copies to every MT the planet (think India) who will have little choice but to buy it to find out what "the rules" are. Then release new editions and sell thousands and thousands more copies! Wheeeeeee!!!

It's okay as a book of "general suggestions" for a clueless newbie who doesn't have any idea what to do with "milliequivalents" but that's about it. It is ridiculous to think that some MTs have probably lost their jobs or didn't pass a screening test because a lame MTSO considered the Book of BS the "Bible of MT" that must be obeyed.

bos book
I have it on file on my computer. Send me your email and i will transfer you a copy.
there was a book being used before BOS

Ya know, the (former) AAMT did not invent guidelines for MTs.  They just needed to justify taking money by offering a product to take even more of your money.  The BOS was created to compete with the book being marketed by the AMA, you know, the group representing doctors the MT community was serving.

Everyone wants to get all ruffled about having to meet QA standards.  Show me a product that does not have QA and I will show you a defunct company, most likely due to having been sued for having a substandard product.  Automobiles have QA.  Food service businesses have QA.  The list could go on.  To think that as a group MTs are being picked on is assuming a poor-me victim attitude.  If this fits you, shoo, go on, get.  Let me have your work.


any book recommendations? nm

What to charge for book
I transcribed a book for a local gentleman and charged him $20.00 per hour. This was for ALL reedits. In fact, I'm still working on it with him and he knows it's $20.00 per hour no matter how many times he changes his mind. It's work well for both of us. I just have a hard time squeezing it in with all my other work. Hope this helps.
Book manuscript
You are WONDERFUL. Thanks so much for your reply.
Book charge

I have done a lot of seminars which are probably a little harder than the books as you are listening to someone speak in a large group away from the microphone sometimes but   I charged - depending on the difficulty as one was building a microchip -- 10 to 12 cents a line.  Gross line.  Revisions were by the hour at $25.  They gladly paid it. 



Book of Style

The cardiologists I have worked with over the years preferred Roman Numerals for murmurs, however, all that changed when The Book of Style came out indicating to record murmurs with numbers not Roman Numerals.  I even had a few cardiologists state, put the murmur in Roman Numerals.

HPI radiology book fan too.
I do radiology, and the only radiology book I own is the HPI one. At one radiology job I was fortunate to have Stedman's, HPI, and some other small blue radiology book at my desk. I found the HPI one to be most complete and helpful.
FDA Orange Book (sm)
is available in PDF format.  It is updated monthly.  I doubt you would want to print the entire thing (1038 pages) but Appendix A is a straight list by drug name, but that's still 55 pages.  Easy to save to your computer and reference while working though!  There are also database formats available for download.
If you book your trip - sm
through one of the many online companies, such as Expedia, Travelocity, or Hotwire (to name a few) they give you the option of purchasing cancellation waivers. They are usually 35 to 50.00 per person.

Just means that if you have to cancel the trip for any reason, you get all of your money back aside from the cancellation fee (the 35 to $50.)
Which book did I read that in?
We must, we must, we must increase our bust. The bigger, the better, the tighter the sweater. We must increase our bust!
Are you there God? It's me, Margaret -- I believe is the book
you will also need a terminology book- sm
I did oncology for a while.  I did not so much need a new drug book as a terminology book.  Stedman's makes a paperback oncology book that was a real lifesaver.  It included the drug names, including all the chemo drugs.  There were many pages of chemo drugs, and all you had to do was look up "chemotherapy" instead of trying to figure out spelling of the drug name and everything was there.  Good luck. 
Better yet...write a book...
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40,000+ is good in my book
The AMA has their own book of style...
and they DO NOT endorse the BOS. 
You could use book shelves, your

choice of height but probably the 3-shelf ones, about waist high.  You could alternate them, i.e, one facing your side, one facing his side, etc.  That way you both have book shelf space plus you could decorate the back of the shelves with his crayon pages, photos, etc.  You could then hang curtain, beads, maybe those flags on rods, etc., from the ceiling for the top half of the "wall."  If you do use the shelves make sure they are sturdy and well grounded so they don't fall over if he decides to use them as ladders.


If you feel you need a book.
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There's a coloring book on e-Bay. sm
I use both.. Book first, then Internet
if not in book. Book is sometimes faster, and Internet has SO MANY misspellings so you have to be careful of source. But books are sometimes obsolete right off the press. I find Saunder's Pharm. Work Book (Drake & Drake) the best all around, especially because it gives hospital "solutions" and anesthetics, etc, enteral feeding products.... stuff you won't find in a regular "drug book."
psych book
When I did psych work, I just bought a good psych word book and that helped me TONS, as there are a lot of test names that you will be exposed to. Internet would probably work okay, too, but me, I like books! :)
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Little red note book? sm

Anybody heard of this?  My SIL was offered this program with her Career Step course.  She was told that a lot of MTs use this to store important information for future reference.  I have been doing in this business for 13 years and have not heard of this program.  I told her that I felt if she had adequate reference material, as well as knowledge of several reference web sites, I thought she would be fine.  I told her I would ask around though. 

So, has anybody used this and if so, was it worthwhile and useful?  Thanks!!!




OK. I'm gonna go for it. I still have the book, so
I'm going to read it again thoroughly and then start after I've finished it.  I remember how great I felt and I also remember my BP going down.  This time I have to stick with it though.  I noticed on their web site that they now have classes and chat rooms, so that should help, too.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  If you have any more hints or input about it, please feel free to clue me in.  Thanks again!
we could all write a book
I've had so many funny things happen working in hospitals and doing medical transcription in hospitals and at home. I wish I had written them all down. We could all write a book! Today has been fun what with the polls and the trips down memory lane we've taken today.
The best book.........yep, I agree....nm

Keystroke book

Someone told me there is a book called Keystrokes which tells you short cuts/auto corrects. Is that book worth the money, and where to get if it is? 

Reference book
We use Radiology Imaging Words & Phrases by Health Professions Institute as one of our references - this is a great book and covers all modalities.