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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 He was found to have a T wave on his earlier EKG. He was found to have a T wave abnormality on his earlier EKG. To hyphen or not to hyphen, what is your answer? 1

3 He was found to have a T wave on his earlier EKG. He was found to have a T-wave abnormality on his earlier EKG. To hyphen or not to hyphen, what is your answer? Page 59. ANSWER: 1

4 Which is the preferred style? TIS N0 M0 Tis N0 M0 TiS N0 M0 2

5 Which is the preferred style? TIS N0 M0 Tis N0 M0 TiS N0 M0 ANSWER: Tis N0 M0 Page 55. 2

6 She has a ____________ degree in political science. Bachelor’s bachelor’s bachelors 3

7 She has a __________ degree in political science. Bachelor’s bachelor’s bachelors 3 ANSWER: bachelor’s Page 35.

8 Which is the preferred style? 5 x 3 x 2 cm lesion 5- x 3- x 2-cm lesion 5 x 3 x 2-cm lesion 4

9 Which is the preferred style? 5 x 3 x 2 cm lesion 5- x 3- x 2-cm lesion 5 x 3 x 2-cm lesion 4 ANSWER: 5 x 3 x 2-cm lesion Page 96.

10 She is not speaking to her ___________ at this time. ex-husband exhusband X-husband 5

11 She is not speaking to her ___________ at this time. ex-husband exhusband X-husband 5 ANSWER: ex-husband Pages 99,

12 What would you do with the following? Jane Doe, MT Mrs. Jane Doe, CMT Dear Dr. Smith, MD: 6

13 What would you do with the following? Jane Doe, MT Mrs. Jane Doe, CMT Dear Dr. Smith, MD: 6 ANSWERS: Jane Doe Jane Doe, CMT Dear Dr. Smith: Pages 65, 395,

14 Is the following punctuated correctly? John B. Smith, MD was his primary care doctor. 7

15 Is the following punctuated correctly? John B. Smith, MD was his primary care doctor. 7 ANSWER: No, a comma is needed after MD. Page 248.

16 Which is the preferred style? 10 ml 10 ML 10 mL 8

17 Which is the preferred style? 10 ml 10 ML 10 mL 8 ANSWER: 10 mL Page 257.

18 Which is the preferred style? pro time pro-time 9

19 Which is the preferred style? pro time pro-time 9 ANSWER: pro time Page 337.

20 Does the following represent the correct use of capitalization? She is a Methodist who speaks excellent Chinese. 10

21 Does the following represent the correct use of capitalization? She is a Methodist who speaks excellent Chinese. 10 ANSWER: Yes. Page 367.

22 The left biceps _______ (was or were) weak. 11

23 The left biceps _______ (was or were) weak. 11 ANSWER: was Page 378.

24 The _________ (nonCMTs or non-CMTs) registered today. 12

25 The _________ (nonCMTs or non-CMTs) registered today. 12 ANSWER: non-CMTs Page 331.

26 Bilaterally ________ (Babinski’s or Babinskis) were negative. 13

27 Bilaterally ________ (Babinski’s or Babinskis) were negative. 13 ANSWER: Babinskis Page 161.

28 The fee for today’s office visit is only ________ ($25 or $25.00). 14

29 The fee for today’s office visit is only ________ ($25 or $25.00). 14 ANSWER: $25 Page 143.

30 She moved to ________ (GA or Georgia) several years ago. 15

31 She moved to ________ (GA or Georgia) several years ago. 15 ANSWER: Georgia Page 190.

32 Earlier 20 mEq _______ (was or were) given. 16

33 Earlier 20 mEq _______ (was or were) given. 16 ANSWER: was Page 275.

34 The following represents preferred style? It was secured with a Ligaclip. 17

35 The following represents preferred style? It was secured with a Ligaclip. 17 ANSWER: Yes. Page 266.

36 The cultures were negative ________. x3X3 18

37 The cultures were negative ________. x3X3 18 ANSWER: x3 Page

38 Are the following sentences punctuated correctly? It is a medication-resistant infection. The infection was medication-resistant. 19

39 Are the following sentences punctuated correctly? It is a medication-resistant infection. The infection was medication-resistant. 19 ANSWER: Yes. Page 95.

40 The Pap smear showed __________ a.Ascus b.ASCUS c.ASK US 20

41 The Pap smear showed __________ a.Ascus b.ASCUS c.ASK US 20 ANSWER: b. ASCUS Page 51.

42 The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The medication was self-administered. 21

43 The following sentence is punctuated correctly. The medication was self-administered. 21 ANSWER: Yes Page 331.

44 Demonstrate the following in preferred style. Xylocaine with epinephrine 1:200,000 I:E ratio 22

45 Demonstrate the following in preferred style. ANSWER: Xylocaine with epinephrine 1:200,000 I-to-E ratio Page

46 Demonstrate the following in preferred style. He visited the U.S. last year. She wants to become a U.S. citizen. 23

47 Demonstrate the following in preferred style. ANSWER: He visited the United States last year. She wants to become a U.S. citizen. Page

48 Which is the preferred style? Internetinternet 24

49 Which is the preferred style? Internetinternet 24 ANSWER: Internet Pages 104, 470.

50 When dictated as “aeriation” - how would you transcribe it? aeriationaeration 25

51 When dictated as “aeriation” - how would you transcribe it? aeriationaeration ANSWER: aeration Page

52 Which suture is smaller?

53 Which suture is smaller? ANSWER: 11-0 Pages

54 Which is preferred? 1. Echovirus 2. ECHOvirus 3. echovirus 4. echo virus 27

55 Which is preferred? 1. Echovirus 2. ECHOvirus 3. echovirus 4. echo virus ANSWER: 3. echovirus Page

56 If “re-x-ray” was dictated, which of the following would be preferred? 1.re-x-ray 2.x-ray again 3.x-ray x2 4.x-ray 28

57 If “re-x-ray” was dictated, which of the following would be preferred? 1.re-x-ray 2.x-ray again 3.x-ray x2 4.x-ray ANSWER: 2. x-ray again Pages

58 Which of the following is preferred style? The family history is only known from the 21 st __________ (century or Century). 29

59 Which of the following is preferred style? The family history is only known from the 21 st __________ (century or Century). ANSWER: century Page

60 Which of the following is preferred style? He was studying the ________ (fifth or 5 th ) century in school. 30

61 Which of the following is preferred style? He was studying the ________ (fifth or 5 th ) century in school. ANSWER: fifth Page

62 Which of the following is preferred style? We _________ (can not or cannot) make a diagnosis without more studies. 31

63 Which of the following is preferred style? We _________ (can not or cannot) make a diagnosis without more studies. ANSWER: cannot Page

64 She is scheduled for surgery at _________ tomorrow. 1.10:00 a.m a.m AM 4.10:00 AM 32

65 She is scheduled for surgery at _________ tomorrow. 1.10:00 a.m a.m AM 4.10:00 AM ANSWER: 10 a.m. Pages 22,

66 The federal ___________ offered the Canadian ____________ a special trade agreement. 1. Governmentgovernment 2. governmentGovernment 3.GovernmentGovernment 4.governmentgovernment 33

67 The federal ___________ offered the Canadian ____________ a special trade agreement. 1. Governmentgovernment 2. governmentGovernment 3.GovernmentGovernment 4.governmentgovernment ANSWER: 4. government in both uses Page

68 The platelets were found to be ___________. 340,000340K 34

69 The platelets were found to be ___________. 340,000340K ANSWER: 340,000 Page

70 Hematocrits were in the __________ range to 32 35

71 Hematocrits were in the __________ range to 32 ANSWER: either one! Page

72 It is true that ______________ has been very hard on Florida this year! 1.Mother Nature 2.Mother nature 3.mother Nature 4.mother nature 36

73 It is true that ______________ has been very hard on Florida this year! 1.Mother Nature 2.Mother nature 3.mother Nature 4.mother nature ANSWER: 1. Mother Nature Page

74 Thanks for letting me give my ________ (2 cents or 2 cents’) worth on style. 37

75 Thanks for letting me give my ________ (2 cents or 2 cents’) worth on style. 37 ANSWER: 2 cents’ worth Page 144.

76 Appendix B (page 461) Dangerous Abbreviations and Dose Designations (Now on the JCAHO Do Not Use List.) Do Not Use:Do Use: AU (each ear)write out (mistaken for OU, each eye) D/C (discharge or discontinue) write out Use complete spelling of all drug names. I.U.write out (International Units) 38

77 q.o.d. (every other day)write out q.d. (every day)write out t.i.w.write out (three times a week) U or uuse unit H.S.write out (half-strength or bedtime) cc use mL (cubic centimeters) MSwrite out (morphine sulfate or magnesium sulfate) 39

78 Remember, Style Matters! Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT Director of Industry Relations


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