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Posted By: Get experience this way... on 2008-07-29
In Reply to: How do you go from... - hcmt

all of the notes and replies that deal with acute care. If there is something you do not understand, research it and study up on it as much as possible. It is basically a way to learn new terminology. No one can teach you acute care. If you want to learn it, all you have to do it study. The Internet and reference books will be your teachers. The ball is in your court. All you have to do it take the time to learn it. When you graduate from MT school, you only learn the basics. The rest you must teach yourself. I hope this helps.

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Word and Drugs boards (SM)

Please use the appropriate boards for these questions.  This forum has been set up so that these questions can be more easily navigated.


Please use Word and Technical boards appropriately. (NM)
Search myself?? Thought that was what word boards are for!

WRONG! lol

Imagine that! Searching Google or where ever and taking a moment longer to click into a link or 2 and do a bit of research to make certain the site is reputable and the information correct.

What an original concept.

I've always felt that blurting out an answer (whether right or wrong, but hopefully right) without offering up some search tips only hurts the questioning MT in the long run.

Not long ago, this here word board was offline for some time. Where did folks find the answers then?

On top of everything else we need to know as MTs, we also need to be self-reliant and have excellent research skills. You don't get that way from being given the answer on a word board. It comes from reading, reasearching and attempting to understand what you are transcribing.

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My vote is for teaching them how to research on their own.

That's my 2 cents on this issue.

Please use word, drug and style boards appropriately. (NM)

Thank you.


I had that exact word in mind this morning reading the boards


It seems worse than usual with the flaming around here.  Is it the heat or what?


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MS Word 2003....please read
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Other boards (SM)
I should included all other boards as well, i.e., Recipe, Equipment, Politics, etc.

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Except for the word board, the admin here at this site says we are never to correct the poster's typo.....so let it go, let God, and not to worry. 

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Anything that does not belong under the other boards. (NM)