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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Language Skills Worksheets#1


Doctors frequently use abbreviations, eponyms, and other mnemonic devices as a means of communicating vital patient information. However, each abbreviation can stand for more than one medical term.

Fill in the blanks to see how accurate your dictation would be if the abbreviation you used to communicate your thoughts was misinterpreted by a medical transcriptionist (the figure next to each abbreviation represents the number of meanings listed in Sloane's Medical Abbreviations and Eponyms):


ACE (3)

1.____________________________________
2.____________________________________
3.____________________________________

LP (11)
1.____________________________________
2.____________________________________
3.____________________________________
4.____________________________________
5.____________________________________
6.____________________________________
7.____________________________________
8.____________________________________
9.____________________________________
10.___________________________________
11.___________________________________

MR (10)
1.____________________________________
2.____________________________________
3.____________________________________
4.____________________________________
5.____________________________________
6.____________________________________
7.____________________________________
8.____________________________________
9.____________________________________
10.___________________________________

NAD (5)
1.____________________________________
2.____________________________________
3.____________________________________
4.____________________________________
5.____________________________________

PE (14)
1.____________________________________
2.____________________________________
3.____________________________________
4.____________________________________
5.____________________________________
6.____________________________________
7.____________________________________
8.____________________________________
9.____________________________________
10.___________________________________
11.___________________________________
12.___________________________________
13.___________________________________
14.___________________________________
UA (6)
1.____________________________________
2.____________________________________
3.____________________________________
4.____________________________________
5.____________________________________
6.____________________________________

1 comments:

abragam said...

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