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1 Style Matters! Adventures in the 2 nd edition of the AAMT Book of Style. Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT Director of Industry Relations

2 Select the preferred abbreviated form for culture and sensitivity. C & SC&SC.&S.C.S. 2

3 Select the preferred abbreviated form for culture and sensitivity. C & SC&SC.&S.C.S. ANSWER: C&S Page 23 2

4 The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient states that she is "hot." 3

5 The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient states that she is "hot." ANSWER: True Page 346 3

6 How would you transcribe the following? "Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark" a. Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark. b. Mild pancytopenia, etiology? c. Mild pancytopenia, etiology. d. Mild pancytopenia, etiology?. 4

7 How would you transcribe the following? "Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark" a. Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark. b. Mild pancytopenia, etiology? c. Mild pancytopenia, etiology. d. Mild pancytopenia, etiology?. ANSWER: b. Page

8 The following sentence represents correct style. He had Hemoccult-negative stools. 5

9 The following sentence represents correct style. He had Hemoccult-negative stools. ANSWER: True Page

10 What is the abbreviation for the right eye? 6

11 ANSWER: OD Page

12 Select the correct style for the following: 4 year 3 month old boy 4-year, 3-month-old boy 4-year-3-month old boy 4-year 3-month-old boy 7

13 Select the correct style for the following: 4 year 3 month old boy 4-year, 3-month-old boy 4-year-3-month old boy 4-year 3-month-old boy ANSWER: 4-year 3-month-old boy Page 17. 7

14 Select the correct style for the following: 4 x 4s4 x 4's 8

15 Select the correct style for the following: 4 x 4s4 x 4's ANSWER: 4 x 4s Page

16 Which is the preferred way to transcribe the following: subQ subcu subq SQ 9

17 Which is the preferred way to transcribe the following: subQ subcu subq SQ ANSWER: subcu Page

18 Select the preferred style for the following sentence. Urinalysis showed (WBCs or wbc's) on microscopic examination. 10

19 Select the preferred style for the following sentence. Urinalysis showed (WBCs or wbc's) on microscopic examination. ANSWER: Either one! Page

20 Other than with drug terminology, when is it appropriate to abbreviate English units of time? 11

21 Other than with drug terminology, when is it appropriate to abbreviate English units of time? ANSWER: With virgule construction, such as 2 L/min Page

22 The patient had a previous __________ section. Cesarean cesarean Caesarean 12

23 The patient had a previous __________ section. Cesarean cesarean Caesarean ANSWER: cesarean Page:

24 A total of 50 _______ was injected. mgmg'smgs 13

25 A total of 50 _______ was injected. mgmg'smgs ANSWER: mg Page

26 A (plain) or (plane) film of the abdomen was obtained. 14

27 A (plain) or (plane) film of the abdomen was obtained. ANSWER: plain Page

28 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, type II 15

29 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, type II ANSWER: diabetes mellitus, type 2 Page

30 The abbreviation a.c. means after meals. 16

31 The abbreviation a.c. means after meals. ANSWER: False. Page

32 The following is correct style: gravida 3, para 2, abortus 1 17

33 The following is correct style: gravida 3, para 2, abortus 1 ANSWER: True. (G3, P2, A1) Page

34 PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS: or PRINCIPLE DIAGNOSIS: 18

35 PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS: or PRINCIPLE DIAGNOSIS: ANSWER: PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS Page

36 The patient will return in one ________ time? a.days b.days' c.day's d.day 19

37 The patient will return in one ________ time? a.days b.days' c.day's d.day ANSWER: c. days Page

38 The patient will return in two ________ time? a.days b.days' c.day's d.day 20

39 The patient will return in two ________ time? a.days b.days' c.day's d.day ANSWER: b. days Page

40 Which is preferred? Cranial nerves 2-12 Cranial nerves II-XII 21

41 Which is preferred? Cranial nerves 2-12 Cranial nerves II-XII ANSWER: Both are correct, be consistent. Page

42 In the following sentence, would you capitalize the word radiology? The report from radiology was reviewed. 22

43 In the following sentence, would you capitalize the word radiology? The report from radiology was reviewed. ANSWER: Yes. Page

44 In the following sentence, would you capitalize recovery room? The patient was transferred to the recovery room. 23

45 In the following sentence, would you capitalize recovery room? The patient was transferred to the recovery room. ANSWER: No. Page

46 Would you capitalize the word "gram" in the following example? 3+ gram-positive cocci 24

47 Would you capitalize the word "gram" in the following example? 3+ gram-positive cocci ANSWER: No. Page

48 When "bilateral mastectomy" is dictated, would it be correct to transcribe bilateral mastectomies? 25

49 When "bilateral mastectomy" is dictated, would it be correct to transcribe bilateral mastectomies? ANSWER: Yes. Page

50 Which of the following best describes adduction? a.Moving toward the midline of the body. b.Moving away from the midline of the body. c.Rotating any part of the body. 26

51 Which of the following best describes adduction? a.Moving toward the midline of the body. b.Moving away from the midline of the body. c.Rotating any part of the body. ANSWER: a. Moving toward the midline of the body. Page

52 Which sentence shows the correct use of style? The lesion was > 3 cm in diameter. The lesion was greater than 3 cm in diameter. 27

53 Which sentence shows the correct use of style? The lesion was > 3 cm in diameter. The lesion was greater than 3 cm in diameter. ANSWER: The lesion was greater than 3 cm in diameter. Page

54 Is the term adnexa singular when only one side (right or left) is being referenced? 28

55 Is the term adnexa singular when only one side (right or left) is being referenced? ANSWER: No. Page

56 Select the correct choice for each of the following sentences. The patient will (follow up, followup) next week. The (follow up, followup) x-ray was negative. The patient was seen today in (follow up, followup). 29

57 Select the correct choice for each of the following sentences. The patient will (follow up, followup) next week. The (follow up, followup) x-ray was negative. The patient was seen today in (follow up, followup). ANSWERS: The patient will follow up next week. The followup x-ray was negative. The patient was seen today in followup. Page

58 Is the following sentence punctuated correctly? The patient will continue with his usual dose of 1 p.o.. 30

59 Is the following sentence punctuated correctly? The patient will continue with his usual dose of 1 p.o.. ANSWER: No. Page

60 The intervertebral (disk or disc) was not damaged. 31

61 The intervertebral (disk or disc) was not damaged. ANSWER: disk Page

62 How would you transcribe the following phrase? "changes were seen in leads 2, 3, and f" 32

63 How would you transcribe the following phrase? "changes were seen in leads 2, 3, and f" ANSWER: changes were seen in leads II, III, and aVF Page

64 Which is correct? 30-pack-year history of smoking 30-pack year history of smoking 30-pack-year-history of smoking 33

65 Which is correct? 30-pack-year history of smoking 30-pack year history of smoking 30-pack-year-history of smoking ANSWER: 30-pack-year history of smoking Page

66 If the doctor dictates one point two million, how would you transcribe it? 34

67 If the doctor dictates one point two million, how would you transcribe it? ANSWER: 1.2 million Page

68 If crepitance was dictated, how would you transcribe it? 35

69 If crepitance was dictated, how would you transcribe it? ANSWER: crepitance Page

70 The plural form for the word bruit is bruits. 36

71 The plural form for the word bruit is bruits. ANSWER: True Page

72 When heme-positive stools is dictated, it should be transcribed as stated. TrueFalse 37

73 When heme-positive stools is dictated, it should be transcribed as stated. TrueFalse ANSWER: True Page

74 The sentence below is punctuated correctly. The baby weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces. 38

75 The sentence below is punctuated correctly. The baby weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces. ANSWER: Yes. Page

76 The sentence below is an example of the correct usage of abbreviations. The baby weighed 6 lb. 7 oz. 39

77 The sentence below is an example of the correct usage of abbreviations. The baby weighed 6 lb. 7 oz. ANSWER: No. Page

78 Which specialty uses the TIMI classification system? 40

79 Which specialty uses the TIMI classification system? ANSWER: Cardiology. (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction.) Page

80 If "staphylococcus" was dictated without the species, would "staphylococcus" be capitalized? 41

81 If "staphylococcus" was dictated without the species, would "staphylococcus" be capitalized? ANSWER: No. Page

82 When dictated "one and a half teaspoons" how would you transcribe it? a. 1.5 teaspoons b. 1.5 tsp c. 1-1/2 teaspoons d. 1-1/2 tsp 42

83 When dictated "one and a half teaspoons" how would you transcribe it? a. 1.5 teaspoons b. 1.5 tsp c. 1-1/2 teaspoons d. 1-1/2 tsp ANSWER: c. 1-1/2 teaspoons Pages 385 and

84 Select the correct verb for the following sentence. The diagnosis from the biopsies ______ (were or was) benign. 43

85 Select the correct verb for the following sentence. The diagnosis from the biopsies ______ (were or was) benign. ANSWER: was Page

86 The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The patient will return in one months time. 44

87 The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The patient will return in one months time. ANSWER: No. Page

88 In the following sentence the word "French"should be capitalized. A 5-French catheter was used. 45

89 In the following sentence the word "French"should be capitalized. A 5-French catheter was used. ANSWER: Yes. Page

90 The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient, a 30-year-old, was pregnant for the first time. 46

91 The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient, a 30-year-old, was pregnant for the first time. ANSWER: Yes. Page

92 The following is punctuated correctly. T2 N1 M1 47

93 The following is punctuated correctly. T2 N1 M1 ANSWER: Yes. Page

94 The temperature outside is ________ degrees. -10minus 10 48

95 The temperature outside is ________ degrees. -10minus 10 ANSWER: minus 10 Page

96 The patient was found to have ________ blood type. B negativeB- 49

97 The patient was found to have ________ blood type. B negativeB- ANSWER: B negative Page

98 The following sentence represents correct style. The 2nd degree burns were treated. 50

99 The following sentence represents correct style. The 2nd degree burns were treated. ANSWER: Yes. Page

100 The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient moved to Orlando, Florida 20 years ago. 51

101 The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient moved to Orlando, Florida 20 years ago. ANSWER: No. (comma after Florida) Page

102 Which is correct, fluctuants or fluctuance? 52

103 Which is correct, fluctuants or fluctuance? ANSWER: fluctuance Page

104 The following demonstrates correct style. 2-1/3 mm 53

105 The following demonstrates correct style. 2-1/3 mm ANSWER: Yes. Page

106 The following demonstrates correct style. April 4th,

107 The following demonstrates correct style. April 4th, 2001 ANSWER: No. However, the 4 th of April 2001 is correct. Page

108 The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The patient was admitted with low back pain. 55

109 The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The patient was admitted with low back pain. ANSWER: Yes. Page

110 If the term "3 cm" was dictated in the diagnosis, would you expand cm to centimeters? 56

111 If the term "3 cm" was dictated in the diagnosis, would you expand cm to centimeters? ANSWER: No. Page

112 The following statement reflects correct style. "The inch screw was used." 57

113 The following statement reflects correct style. "The inch screw was used." ANSWER: Yes. Page

114 The following statement reflects correct style. The differential showed 2 percent bands. 58

115 The following statement reflects correct style. The differential showed 2 percent bands. ANSWER: No. (2%) Page

116 Is the following sentence punctuated correctly? His father has Alzheimer's. 59

117 Is the following sentence punctuated correctly? His father has Alzheimer's. ANSWER: Yes. Page

118 How would you transcribe the term that sounds like "mucus see" when dictated? 60

119 How would you transcribe the term that sounds like "mucus see" when dictated? ANSWER: Edit to mucus or mucus-like. Page

120 Which is the preferred style? 61

121 Which is the preferred style? ANSWER: Pages 111, 112,

122 Remember… Style Matters!

123 Thank You! Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT Director of MT Development


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