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Dictation chuckle

Posted By: NYMT on 2009-01-25
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"Her vision is poor.  That is why she does not see well."  Really!  That's what he said!

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I used to laugh and think people were wackos until it happened to me while working in a bank. One other time was five years after my father died. I never cried but missed horribly. I was his "little girl." Five years later marriage was in the toilet and I awoke one night and saw him at the foot of my bed, never said a word, but I went back to sleep. I felt so much better in the morning, but I think that was because I was in such despair and needed him so much that I wanted to see him.
had to chuckle!
When I read your post, I had to chuckle because even though I do visit this site and I'm pro-AAMT, I'm in the minority.  I think that the reason why you see so much AAMT bashing is because most of the people on these kinds of sites do tend to complain about this, that, and everything with regards to this profession.  In other words, I don't see a whole lot of positive about anything!  I think the movers and shakers are out there doing their thing, trying to make a DIFFERENCE, and not wasting time posting on chat boards and thus why you don't see a lot of people jumping to defend AAMT here.  Again, just my humble opinion from an old MT. 
Thanks--got a chuckle about this--

7-year meeting, huh? 

Needed a laugh, too.  I just went by to drop off/pick up work, 10-12 miles one way, and the office is closed.  OM told me someone would be there until noon, even though they are closed on Fri afternoons!  Received no notice they were closing early today.  To clarify, I did work there as an employee until November 30 and been at home since then.  I guess I am a pushover--I've always tried to be cooperative and "nice" until I have a reason not to be.  Also, I don't have any other options right now.  However, I am going to present a short contract--I don't have any hope that it will be received very well, but I should stand up for myself, especially in the light of today's inconvenience.  Appreciate it--


Thanks for the chuckle!
You have no idea how funny that was to me. THANKS.

I hear people really tormented about trying to get down the impossible. You are exactly right.

:Blood out of turnip" is priceless!

Now back to the mind-nunbing ....

LOL! That was cute. Thanks for the chuckle.

ROFL! Thanks for the chuckle.
I needed it today.
Thanks to all... I did manage a chuckle or two
from your stories.  But why does it have to be like this?  Just because we work at home?  I think I will go on strike.  Just keep my office clean since that is the only place I get to be these days.  I have a reprieve from my second job tonight so I think I will just close my eyes, close my ears and shut off all other senses to the slobs I live with and leave for night for my women's group party I did not plan to go to.  Thank to all.
Re: Zero Samantha...I know, I got a chuckle out of that too..I must

be more boring than I thought!!

That episode was a hoot!  I loved it when she used the uh...new neck massager...in Brady's vibrating chair after it broke when she went to watch him while Miranda got her hair done...LOL!!


It did make me chuckle, though! nm
Chuckle, okay, now thanks for the support!
These posts are scary, are they not? I am now disinterested in this line of posts as there is nothing productive going on...just more complaints and whining about how awful MTs are and how high and mighty many QA people think they are.

Enjoy the air up there...and remember to have pity on us low-lifes once in a while because we are just too inane to know anything other than what you would tell us...
These are making me chuckle
I had a PA who would give us his name (he was Iranian), spell it, give his name and spell it again and then go on to the patient's name.  He'd spell that and give it to us three times.  Then he's give us the medical record number.  Something like this:   "MR # 123456.  That's 123456.  Again, that's 123456."  His dictations were office notes - for the other PAs those ran in the 3 minute range.  His were 7 or more because he repeated everything at least twice and sometimes three times.  We weren't sad when he left the practice to go work for the university teaching hospital.
Thanks for sharing that...chuckle, I loved it
I needed (another) good laugh...this is great!

I should just shut off the Expander when not working, but sometimes I forget...

thank you for accepting that we all make mistakes!

I really enjoyed this...
Just trying to give U a chuckle in your time of
more than a chuckle, a real smile -
I've been smiling for half an hour now (since you said it was just a line and not an insult). Thanks and have a good day.
this sentence by an ESL made me chuckle...

The patient is 69-years-old and has 6 children so far.

(so far!!)

This article was worth a chuckle

First laugh, GREAT side jobs.  Mor sobering:  Avg. 13.78 per hour.  Sad:  Pays less than a dog walker.  Arghhh!



gross (no message) did make me chuckle
When I opened your message to read it, I saw something that made me chuckle. SM
At the top of the page, there was an ad defining Alzheimer's disease (with an apostrophe) from alzheimersconcern.com. We're probably the only one's following this new guideline. I wonder how many people read these apostropheless terms we are now mandated to transcribe and actually do think we're nuts. Even if it is correct, and I do understand the reasoning behind leaving the apostrophe off, it still doesn't help our image any, at least in my opinion. Just a thought.
Got my chuckle for the night, doc talking about breath sounds - sm
and how the lungs were clear, etc. then the next sentence is "the patient is currently not breathing", just funny after the previous sentences on his lung sounds.  Also diagnosed at age 2, however the child is only 14 months old, hmmm, nice trick there!  Presume he means 2-months but will have to question it though since he did not say!
Funny! Thanks for the chuckle! I was like, "Whoa, poor thing, started young"!!
You scared me!!!
Your error made me chuckle, which is, ya know, fitting for the error. Not a big deal, and no we ALL
make mistakes! Heavens! I remember starting out, I actually typed CABBAGE! Can you imagine?  Scary thing, though, is when you get an MT out 10 years and they type cabbage.  There are errors like yours, and there are major-absolutely-no-clue-of-our profession errors, which are mind boggling when you see them in print.  I've been on both sides, typing and proofing, and I never dreamed of the quantity and quality of errors some MTs make - HUGE errors.  That said, yes, we all make them, but its the ones who are unlearned and then arrogant when you point out the error - we have to, ya know, and its done kindly, so that they learn, and still that type of MT flips out and has a hissy! No win situation for both parties, really, as the MT really can't grow in the field if they aren't accountable to themselves even for their work.  I can't give more specific examples, as I could potentially hurt some MTs who would recognize their errors, but I assure you, some are unbelievable. 
It's THEIR dictation. They want what THEY are
dictating. If they use poor grammar, etc., that's not the MT's fault!!

Many don't trust the MT to make appropriate corrections and I can certainly understand that.

dictation by doc's
you're absolute right about the hospitals doing something about how doctors dictate and it probably wouldn't take that much effort to do it, but they're not going to do it. If the dictation is wrong, the MT will get the blame regardless.
low dictation
This is several hours of time just disappearing.
? min. of dictation per day

What is considered the average amount of minutes for 7.5 hour day.  I'm thinking 45 to 60 minutes???

PA dictation
You must be lucky! Our group had two PA's and they literally "outdid" each other to see who could dictate the fastest. I got used to them, of course, listening to them all the time but many times had to stop and look up a med to be sure of the dosage because I couldn't tell if they were dictating 5 mg. 50 mg. or whatever! They seem to have an "attitude" too; we had one female one who really thought she was hot stuff. If they were that good, why didn't they spend the extra time and $$ to go to med school???
RE; Dictation
Kept forever. Chart is microfilmed and kept. Regular transcription is kept for 10 years supposedly at hospital I worked for.
I just had a dictation where
he stopped dictating mid sentence in the chief complaint and I Iistened to silence for about seven minutes (maybe he fell asleep, I dunno) and then he says, "hello? hello?" and hangs up!  Gotta luv this job! 
60 min of dictation

How long should it take someone to do about 60 minutes of dictation on average.

Thanks you.

60 min of dictation?
My own personal average is about 1 hour for each 15 minutes of dictation.
Can't help with the dictation but...


Hope that helped. 

The problem is that MTs are rarely in the workplace any longer.  When I originally started in transcription years ago, we were in-house and accessible to the doctors. I would tell the the speeders to slow down.  We had one ER doc who loved to look through reference books for words to use.  I would tell him nicely, "If you have to look it up, spell it and save both of us the hassle."  That usually worked.  But now, most of the time, they have no idea who is transcribing their work and as long as it gets done, that's all they care about.
Ever think that maybe 15% is going to QA because of LOUSY DICTATION? nm
You never listened to the dictation to know.

No, decent dictators can form complete sentences.  They don't erase every single word interlaced with ah, um, er, then sit there so long that a 15 minute dictation only has 43 lines.  If a person can't complain about having a bad day to her fellow MTs without getting jumped on, what does that say about your personality?  The only B**** I see here is YOU.

Same here. Give me the dictation, I do it - sm
I return the reports, give me the money. End of story.

Worrying about a friendly supervisor is pointless. Just do the work and take the money.
80-100 minutes of dictation
Can anyone tell me approximately how long 80-100 minutes of dictation takes to do with variables I know of a good or bad dictator but on average.  A 60 minute microcassette tape on both sides of 120 minutes, is that something to compare this to? Thank you.
235 seconds of dictation...sm
and less than 20 lines!!!!   And he ends the dictation at 200 seconds, then proceeds to shuffle papers and say "end dictation" 50 times...come on already, END THE DICTATION!  No respect!
re:243 seconds of dictation
I actually have a picture of my cat laying on my Dorland's sound asleep...he was looking for the definition of "uhmm"
Bad quality dictation
What in heavens name do you do after starting work with a company and the dictation is so lousy qualitywise with static and the voice fading in and out.  Is this normal? Left lines in every report.  ??? Help?
Dumb dictation
Review of systems was not obtainable from the baby, obviously, due to the baby's age of one month.  Review was obtained from parents.  DUH!!!!
dumb dictation
Don't you just love these..I had one with the 11 MO understanding the assessment and agrees with the treatment!
Specialty dictation

Just wondering how many lines within 8 hours do you "speciality" transcriptionists type?  Not acute care, not SOAP notes, just the specialty accounts?

I type for 11 different specialities that just feed into my "pool" of dictation randomly and am lucky to accomplish 1000 to 1200 lines within 8 hours -- any suggestions on how I can increase this number of lines would be greatly appreciated. 

Oh, it wasn't in his dictation, it was an aside to his PA sm
I think he just had never seen that size before, nothing indecent intended.
I don't think it's the dictation itself that's the problem, it's the SM
kissing of individual arses and making 300 MTs remember which cheek you're supposed to kiss on Doc A and which on Doc B. :(
dictation funny
Mitral valve with moderate anus calcification.  What was calcified?  LOL
Doc asking for instructions on dictation
A wounderful young man at my church is in his 2nd year of general surgery residency. When he found out what I did for a living, he asked me if I would please help him with his dictation and give him some pointers so that he could do better on his dictation. No one had critiqued him and he wanted to be sure it was o.k. Now THAT'S a good guy. He's a good Christian, he'll be a good doctor, and I know he won't ever change. You cynical so and so's just keep your opinion to yourselves. This was so refreshing to be asked for help like this. It made my day.
No, I'm not dialing in for dictation...

...I'm in QA.  They want the at-home QA team to train new MTs over the phone, call MTs regarding stats or if work is missing, call the clinics to follow up on any issues, conference calls, and call the home office with daily issues that pop up.  We were told their clinic contact people and the front desk staff have too many other duties so feel QA should do this now.  I'm fine with that responcibility, just found it odd that they will not reimburse us. 

Perhaps it's not a big issue but as an employee I was curious if there were laws regarding these issues.  And this is a new protocol they are implementing so it's not like I recently accepted the job knowing this is how it would be.  The at-home QA team never had to do this before.  I do realize there are pros and cons to working at home but there seems to be a fine line where an employer can take advantage of an employee 

If I were an IC I would completely understand this.

How do you do dictation from a wav file?sm
How do you receive and send dictation on a wav file????  I know that may be a silly question, just wondering.  Thanks!
late dictation
Sounds like joint commission is coming to call!
Practice dictation
Does anyone out there know of a website where I could get some practice dictation?  Have been away from transcription for a few years and want to get my "ear" back and some speed before trying to get back into it.  Thanks for your help.
nasal dictation
Do they teach doctors to dictate in a flat, monotone robotic-like voice on purpose?  He's got the same flat tone through the whole thing !Doubled with the fact that it is rainy and gloomy here, I am about to fall asleep with this guy !