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Has anyone used Tessier paper back version 5 x 8 book with over 2000 pages - does that make it hard

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I'm a die-hard paper book user, too. nm
Updating surgical references - new Stedmans Word Book, Tessier Surgery Book or others - best one in
Was it the Surgery Word Book by Tessier? nm
Tessier is not a very good reference book. I have one but
haven't used it in years.  I would suggest getting a Stedman's.  I believe they just had a new one come out either this year or last year.   There is new equipment all the time, so an updated book would save you lots of time from searching on-line. 
Surgical Word Book (Tessier, NOT Stedman's). nm
Tessier's as mentioned & Surgical Word Book

By far, Tessier Surgical Word Book! The Bomb!
Tessier's Surgical Word book is great for ops
The Surgical Word Book by Claudia Tessier (see message)
is set up like that. It is black with silver and GREEN lettering.

Love, love, LOVE this book! Good luck!
Also onelook.com as the Dorland's links right off there. Book would be Tessier's Surgical Word
Paper version
I don't like having all that "stuck" on one PC just in case they crash. Good luck!
What Version of Word do you like? 2000 or?
I'm getting a new computer pretty soon and am wondering what version of Word to get with it. I am only familiar with Word 97 and I like some of the things about that.

I need a version that will automatically CAPITALIZE after a period. Couldn't live with that.

Thanks for all your help. Couldn't make it without my MT buddies!
What is the version of word for windows that works best for you? Still working off 2000.
Word hasn't capped after a colon since the 2000 version.
You have to manually cap with shift key or run a macro at the end of the report. You can also hit shift+f3 to change the case to upper.
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.
Some rates were posted a few pages back. Search the Google
The book comes with a CD that is just as handy as your MQ version.
I have e-mailed it to a couple friends, but it's probably a copyright violation if you would widely distribute it.  IMO. 
Drug book vs. CD version, which do you prefer and why? Thanks. nm
why need see if you can make a header on your paper sm
to put their preprinted info on there rather than having to worry about a new printer, different type papers, etc. this sounds like it would solve all if agreed upon and aren't that hard to set up in word. then you could have that set in your template when you pull open your work.
W9, equipment, driving back and forth, paper, ink, utilities. They'll get a 2 wk notice
2000 lines everyday but one since my kids went back to school.
I can finally get back on a routine and get some work done. Now, if I could just stay off of MTstars! LOL.
Does anyone know of a way to make a tissue paper (or anything else cheap) wreath using handprints?

I am trying to come up with something cheap since I am the only one footing the craft bill for 25 kids!! I have all of their handprints and was thinking it would be a nice keepsake craft to have them make a wreath with them. I was going to use foam, but it is way to expensive to buy enough to make a wreath for 25 kids! I was thinking of using tissue paper and just cutting about a zillion handprints of each kid out and putting them together to form a wreath. Any ideas on how to make that work? A few years ago the class made the other kind of tissue paper wreath where you just wrap strips of tissue around the hanger and it turned out pretty nice. This would be nice too, since it would be with the kids' handprints. Any help or ideas would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks everyone and Happy holidays!

One thing about wading thru pages and pages looking for negatives, is...
it really does show that the seller is overall very good. Know what I mean?  There will always, always, always be those customers who are impossible to please, especially on E-Bay.  I've gotten almost all my negatives from leaving calm, but justifiable negatives when the buyer had stiffed me and not gone thru with the sale. We are called to leave these negatives as sellers to warn the community, but instantly we will get flamed with a retaliatory negative that is a total lie.  So, now most sellers don't leave justified negatives anymore! That said, really, if you have to wade thru page after page to find even 1 negative, I would say you're safe bidding, as long as the feedback is current!
Might be a newer version. I used Sylcount a while back
I switched to PractiCount myself because it gives a line count similar to that of Sylcount but you don't have to save the files in any special format. When I had Sylcount, though, I definitely had to save them in .rtf format or it would tell me it was not a Sylvan .rtf file and that I had to resave document in that format to count it. I remember because anytime you reopened a file, you also had to save it all over again under .rtf format because it would default to something else. Real PITA!
Does your Word version let you make Macros?

I have never been able to figure out how to do special format characters in ShortHand, but if your Word version allows you to make Macros, you can set up a Macro that will do the same thing as ShortHand.  If your transcription platform does not accept Macros, you might still be able to “trick” it by then linking your ShortHand to your Word Macro.  It works for me but every Word version and transcription platform is different, so you may have to play around a bit before you hit the right combination.  If you need specific instructions to set up the Macro let me know.  Good Luck. 

Is it possible to do a system back-up (hard drive information) to a USB
zip drive?  Have you done it?  How do you figure how big of a zip drive is needed?Thanks.
i don't know why people make fun of mq and ceo(s) of mq. they are trying so hard

it takes TIME to award these prizes and to figure out pay increases.  They have priorities you know.  They are fighting lawsuits, figuring out bonuses for management and trying to save their own jobs or at least accumulate some cash in an offshore bank before going to jail or getting fired for running a scam operation bilking the shareholders, clients and MTs. 

Just be patient.  In a year or so Frank will come through (or at least his replacement) as to who won the Hawaii trip.


A good MT is hard to find. Check back with those 2 companies
Hard 2 make money with no work.

Your MTs will find it hard to make any money with eScription.

Some software will outline a picture and make it look like a coloring book pic. Maybe try that?
?? I see all as usual, pages ad pages. NM
Worked in clinic for 30 yrs and have tinnitus. I am used to back ground noise, hard to work
Agree! Hard to make it as single person, let alone a family. nm
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In the meanwhile, make a harness to support his back legs when you take him outside (sm)
Use a long thin beach towel as the harness underneath his rear legs and the ends of the towel as your handle. I had to do this as part of therapy for my senior. Also massage the legs.
Back up your posts with facts. Do not make vague comments.
They're still at version 7 and version 8 is supposed to come out this Fall, which may be compatib

This is why I uploaded the 4.15 version. It's a previous version
I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
Tessier useless??? OMG!

I could not work without my Tessier.  It's open all day and the pages flying.  A real must for every MT who does op notes.

I use both Stedman's and Tessier
Stedman's for any equipment or materials and Tessier for names of procedures, surgical positions and maneuvers, etc. I also use Google a lot.
Works is a dumbed down version of Word and Excel. You get the full version of Word in the Suite.
The Works Suite is a cheaper way of getting a full version of Word if you don't want or need the other applications in Office.
more on Claudia Tessier...research and see for yourself...

Press Release

MoHCA Appoints Tessier as Executive Director

Mobile Healthcare Alliance Chair Ann Geyer Announces Appointment of Claudia Tessier, CAE, as MoHCA's Executive Director

WASHINGTON DC, September 1, 2001

Mobile Healthcare Alliance (MoHCA) is a not-for-profit organization formed to help healthcare vendors and providers influence the adoption of standard practices in mobile data management to ensure professional practices and patient trust. It announces now the selection of Claudia Tessier, CAE, as its Executive Director.

Tessier will direct MoHCA activities throughout the United States and internationally from its Washington DC office. She brings to MoHCA 18 years of association executive experience and leadership in healthcare informatics. She currently serves as chair of ASTM's standards committee E31 for healthcare informatics and is a member of numerous standards organizations including ANSI Health Informatics Standards Board and ISO TC 215 on Health Informatics.

"Mobile health care will facilitate a revolution in health care, and I am excited to head this organization, which will help providers and vendors address the issues of security standards, interoperability, and information management," said Tessier.

"Tessier's experience in data capture and health informatics standards provides an exciting background for MoHCA to become the leading organization to address privacy, interoperability, and user issues in mobile data management," noted Ann Geyer, Chair of the MOCHA Board of Directors.

Palm, Inc. is one of the founding members of MoHCA. "Many mobile healthcare applications are very promising, but user acceptance and confidentiality must first be resolved," said Dan Glessner, Director of Enterprise Marketing at Palm. "We are pleased that MoHCA has attracted an executive director of Tessier's caliber. She has the necessary experience and expertise to assist the board in developing MoHCA as the leader in resolving the issues that will enable widespread adoption of mobile healthcare applications."

"The healthcare industry presents a huge potential market for mobile technology products, but there are real issues related to data integration standards as well as data privacy and security. MoHCA is an excellent forum for really understanding the requirements and developing workable standards and best practices. With Tessier to lead and help grow the organization, MoHCA's ability to influence positive action is greatly enhanced," noted Paul Steinichen, Vice President of Enterprise Technology Solutions at First Consulting Group.

MoHCA Members

The diverse membership of MoHCA is unified by a shared interest of ensuring that mobile applications are incorporated into healthcare processes with appropriate regard for the privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information.

MoHCA Members include wireless carriers, application developers, device manufacturers, system integrators, technology consultants, practitioners, healthcare professional societies, and healthcare organizations.

# # #

For further information:

Ann Geyer
Chair, MoHCA Board of Directors

Claudia Tessier, CAE
Executive Director, MoHCA

Website: www.mohca.org

my point actually was that Claudia Tessier
is a contributing Editor to the BOS, the so-called 'bible' for MTs, and how many other books she has written. She is a CAE, CMT, and here she is as a front-runner pushing for the technology that will no doubt do away with our jobs.

Anyone know, does she have any advice for MTs now, is there any other direction we can shift towards to keep our jobs to stay in this field?

This is what she is heading now:
Health Information Transcription and Documentation (E31.22)
The E31.22 subcommittee recently approved two new standards. The Standard Guide for Data Capture through the Dictation Process (E2344) enhances the quality of documentation by improving the dictation process, thereby improving the dictated message.

The Standard Guide for Speech Recognition Products in Health Care (E2364) assists users in making informed decisions about the design and utilization of speech-recognition systems.

If it rains hard, the wind blows hard and there are trees
nearby, it snows heavily it will mess up the signal.  The speed is not constant, sometimes as slow as dial-up, but at least still connected.  Many companies will not allow satellite. 
Call Ms. Tessier. Here is her contact info:
Claudia Tessier
Executive Director, MoHCA
2100 M St NW, #170-343
Washington DC 20037
Tel 202-452-0889
Email: ctessier@attglobal.net

Claudia Tessier's Third edition 2004, I have

Agree - Tessier Surg GREAT!
I love the Tessier Surgical Word Book, too. One other nice feature is that the new edition will lie flat. Just turn it to the page you need, and it stays right there.
Tessier's has lots of errors in it. My MTSO
told me to toss it.   I don't know how often they update, my copy is several years old, but Stedman's is MUCH better.  
Agree w/the Tessier's, but I don't think plans are in the works for an updated one. :( nm