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Just make a note in your book and go on. Every book I read you can find an error

Posted By: lb on 2007-07-14
In Reply to: Error in Book of Style 2nd edition!? - exilesky

or 2. Nobody is perfect. Lucky you only paid $60. New it is $80 or more.

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Error in Book of Style 2nd edition!?

Hey!  I just paid over $60 for this dang BOS (my new employer requires I have one), so I'm studying it diligently, and on page 297 they're referring to Salter-Harris fractures as "Slater-Harris".  Thought I was going nuts, checked Stedman's and they say its Salter.  Am worried there are other errors in it, and I won't know it!  Do they publish their bloopers anywhere? 

I'm not a member of AAMT (and probably never will be, I'm not a joiner), but I'm pretty doggone disgusted I just shelled out that kind of money for published errors, especially after reading repeatedly in the book how regular MTs aren't worthy of putting letters after their name unless they've been certified by the all-knowing AAMT!  Guess I'd never pass their test since I'd say Salter-Harris instead of Slater!

Anyway, I feel ripped off, especially since all editors/employers act like the AAMT is holy like the pope!  Thanks for listening to me vent!

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!!!




good op note book
Can anybody give me advice as to a good op note book to buy.  I am starting a new job and have never done op notes and would like any advice anyone can give me before I buy the wrong thing.  Thank you:)
Good Op note book
Having done operative notes for over 15 years, I have found THE SURGICAL WORD BOOK by Claudia Tessier to be the best resource available. Make sure it is the third edition which just came out last year and is their newest version. It will help you tremendously.
Updating surgical references - new Stedmans Word Book, Tessier Surgery Book or others - best one in
I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
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!
That would be a book I would read!
I do not know the answer to your question. I do know that our docs are QA's on all of their documents, but not transcription. If transcription has an error in the report and the doctor signs it, it is still considered his error. We are, however, in the process of putting a QA together for transcription.

QA needs to be a part of the job because most MTs are paid by line and that encourages quantity over quality.

Good luck on that book!!
I think you will find the book to be wonderful..
once you get using it for a while. I LOVE IT!

Good luck!
Read Lou Dobb's book
called War On the Middle Class or something like that.  He talks exactly about this kind of thing.  I watch his show every day.  It seems our own government is against us.  I am not hopeful with the Democrats coming into power that they will change things either.  I feel that the Republicans and Democrats are not at all on the side of the working class American.
I read the book and thought it was......sm
amazing.  It totally changed by thinking of a lot of things.
sorry you haven't read the Book of John
he is the only way to get in and you have to believe in what he did for you.  Doesn't matter how good you try to be.
Read Suze Orman's new book

on women and money. She says never put yourself on sale. She says women tend to undervalue themselves and not ask for raises, and not get paid what they are worth.

Sometimes flipping a book open is a lot faster than try to find
My husband read about that in the book The World Is Flat.
Makes me mad! What has happened to our country!?
I read the book "Saving Keystrokes" but it still didn't help.
You can't make many shortcuts and remember them all if you don't get the same dictators saying the same thing day after day.

Oh, yeah. I had this guy about a month ago. What was that shortcut for his physical exam?
I read a book once that burnout was caused by being out of balance. sm
Working too much and not giving time to other parts of your life is the culprit in the job arena. Variety is the spice of life, so focusing on balancing your job, your need for a good cash flow, with times to enjoy yourself is essential.

It takes work, and fortunately I have an S/O that demands that I take time for us to have fun and for "me" to have fun as an individual.

I read that book as a young girl, loved it. Just bought
it for my 12 year old.  Fantastic book for younger girls that age!!!!!
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 Dorland's Cardiology Word Book is good, too. Might find books at half.com even if a few years
Some software will outline a picture and make it look like a coloring book pic. Maybe try that?
Has anyone used Tessier paper back version 5 x 8 book with over 2000 pages - does that make it hard
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.
Read a boring book or watch something boring on TV.
Sometimes I go to bed so tired, but by the time I get in bed I'm not sleepy.  I do one of the above and 15 minutes later I'm asleep.   My DH works third shift so he isn't there for me to bother him, may not be an option for you. 
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!
Believe it or not, the book says (sm)
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.
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.