Synopses & Reviews
FORREST GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION, FOURTH EDITION is a highly practical guide providing advanced training in medical transcription and terminology. Ideal for use as a classroom resource or a self-paced learning aid, the text includes a complete course of lessons to help you acquire or sharpen transcription skills and prepare for success as a healthcare documentation specialist in hospitals, medical practices, laboratories, or legal and business environments. The new fourth edition features numerous chapters dedicated to individual medical specialties, providing an overview of each specialty; relevant abbreviations, terminology, and pronunciations; anatomical illustrations; transcription tips; and useful websites. Complementing the chapter material are special features to enhance learning and hone practical skills, including activities devoted to critical thinking and professional ethics, as well as audio transcription exercises offering practice with live dictation. Forrest General Medical Center Advanced Medical Transcription has been thoroughly updated to reflect important developments in the field, including electronic filing, HIPAA standards, new rules and regulations, evolving best practices, current forms and examples, and other trends and issues relevant for today's medical transcription professionals.
The third edition of Forrest General Medical Center provides relevant, realistic learning materials for advanced medical transcriptionists. This book may be used in a traditional classroom setting or as a self-paced resource for practitioners who wish to upgrade their medical transcription and terminology skills. Whether you work in an allied health or court-reporting field, a medical office or a business office, this educational package presents learning activities that will develop and refine transcription skills to a competitive level. This book is organized by medical specialty; each chapter includes an overview of the specialty, relevant abbreviations, anatomic illustrations, important terminology and pronunciations, transcription tips, and useful web links. Each chapter also includes a critical thinking challenge that enhances the skills and professionalism of the advanced student. Audio transcription exercises are also available for practice with live dictation. The audio exercises are available in several different formats including audio tape and audio files you can download from the internet right to your computer!
About the Author
Donna Stewart, Ed.D., holds the title of Professor Emeritus from The University of Southern Mississippi. Her career spanned 32 years teaching Business Technology Education, during which time she also served for 5 years as an administrator. Part of her teaching responsibilities included designing and teaching beginning and advanced medical transcription courses to court reporting majors. As part of a professional internship program offered by the university, she worked part time in three medical offices; as a result, she later contracted with a large hospital in Hattiesburg, MS, to train medical transcriptionists. Dr. Stewart is a member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). She serves with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools as team chair for institutional visits. She resides in Hattiesburg, MS, where she enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren. Patricia A. Ireland, CMT, AHDI-F, has worked as a medical transcriptionist since 1968 and has been an instructor of medical terminology and medical transcription for over thirty years--teaching in house and now on line since 2000. A certified medical transcriptionist since 1981, Ms. Ireland has worked in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices, as well as two years overseas in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia plus 1-1/2 years in Kingston, Jamaica. Ms. Ireland currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her cats where she is a part-time instructor for the on-line division of Mildred Elley. She is an active member of her professional association, the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) as well as the Capital Chapter of AHDI in Austin.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION/CHAPTER 2 GENERAL SURGERY/ CHAPTER 3 CARDIOLOGY/CHAPTER 4OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY/CHAPTER 5 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING/INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY/CHAPTER 6 RESPIRATORY/PULMONARY MEDICINE/ CHAPTER 7 PATHOLOGY/CHAPTER 8 ORTHOPEDICS/ CHAPTER 9 OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY/ CHAPTER 10 GASTROENTEROLOGY/ CHAPTER 11UROLOGY/NEPHROLOGY/ CHAPTER 12 NEUROLOGY/NEUROSURGERY/ CHAPTER 13 ONCOLOGY/ CHAPTER 14 PSYCHIATRY/ CHAPTER 15 OPHTHALMOLOGY/ CHAPTER 16 PLASTIC SURGERY/ CHAPTER 17 HEMATOLOGY/INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ CHAPTER 18 PEDIATRICS/NEONATOLOGY/ CHAPTER 19 DENTISTRY/ORAL SURGERY/ CHAPTER 20 CRITICAL-THINKING/DECISION-MAKING ACTIVITIES : INTRODUCTION/ SECTION I: TRANSCRIPTION EXERCISES ON AUDIOTAPE/ SECTION II: REALISTIC ON-THE-JOB DILEMMAS/ SECTION III: PROOFREADING EXERCISES/ APPENDIX CONTENTS: FREQUENTLY USED DRUGS/ MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS/LABORATORY TESTS/ TYPES OF SUTURES AND SUTURE MATERIALS/ANESTHETIC AGENTS/TYPES OF DRESSINGS/TYPES OF INCISIONS/ OPERATIVE POSITIONS/ MEDICAL PREFIXES AND MEANINGS/ MEDICAL SUFFICES AND MEANINGS/ MEDICAL COMBINING FORMS AND MEANINGS