|Medical Transcriptionist Certification: GATLIN
Demand for medical transcriptionists is high, and employers favor transcriptionists who have completed a post-secondary training program such as this one. A Medical Transcriptionist Certificate will attest to the fact that you have mastered medial terminology and know how to produe a wide variety of medial reports and documents, including discharge summaries; history and physical examination reports; operative, consultation, and autopsy reports; diagnostic imaging students; progress notes; referral letters; and more.
Upon successful completion of the GES Medical Terminology/Transcription course, the student will be able to accomplish the following.
Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports.
Describe the content and purpose of the medical reports used.
Transcribe medical reports using correct report format.
Transcribe medical reports using correct capitalization, number, punctuation, abbreviation, symbols, and metric measurement rules
Spell correctly the English and medical terms in addition to the abbreviations, either by memory or by using a dictionary/reference book.
Define the medical terms and abbreviations presented, either by memory or by using a dictionary/reference book.
Define the prefixes, combining forms and suffixes presented and use them to build medical terms.
Identify and/or define the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of medical transcriptionists.
Understand networking through the professional organization as well as career opportunities.
ONLINE COURSE REQUIRMENTS
PC Requirements/Materials Included
This course is not yet 100% compatible with the Windows Vista Operating System.
GES provides each student with digital transcription equipment, which includes a headset, a footpedal, and digital transcription software. This equipment is not compatible with Mac computers. YOU MUST TAKE THIS COURSE ON A PC.
In order to use the digital equipment you must have:
Windows 98 or later
32 MB RAM
25 MB hard disk space (additional space required to store voice files)
Display mode set to 800x600 pixels with 256 colors or higher
You will also need to have a word-processing program - Microsoft Word is recommended.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
GES also provides the required textbooks for this class. The following textbooks are included: Hillcrest Beginning Medical Transcription (with audio), Stedman's Concise Medical Dictionary (with CD ROM), Medical Terminology Made Easy (with audio), Medical Abbreviations, and a Grammar and Punctuation Guide.
Complete the medical terminology portion of the course using the textbook and audio provided as well as the exercises provided on the GES web site. The textbook covers the following ten units.
A. Intro to medical and anatomic terms
B. Blood cells, cardiovascular, and lymphatic systems
C. Nervous system and tumors
D. Digestive system
E. Muscles, bones, and joints
F. Male reproductive and urinary systems
G. Female reproductive system, obstetrics, and neonatology
H. Ear, nose, respiratory system, and special senses
I. Directions and regions of the body.
J. Pathogenic organisms, endocrine system, and medical specialties
Complete the medical transcription portion of the course using the text-workbook and transcription equipment provided plus completing the 20 units on the GES web site. The text-workbook covers the following information.
A. Ten inpatient cases involving the following systems
of the body.
1. Reproductive system
2. Musculoskeletal system
3. Cardiopulmonary system
4. Integumentary system
5. Urinary system
6. Nervous system
7. Digestive system
8. Endocrine system
9. Lymphatic system
10. Respiratory system
B. Ten inpatient reports utilizing a variety of body systems and formatting. These reports can be used as tests or as extra assignments. They do not test on a specific inpatient case.
C. Twenty-five outpatient cases, as listed below.
1. Gynecology Operative Report
2. Pathology Report
3. Cytology Report
4. Oncology Consult
5. Infectious Disease SOAP Note
6. Pulmonology Procedure Note
7. Oncology Consult
9. Infectious Disease Consult
10. Pediatrics-Emergency Center Report
11. Internal Medicine History and Physical
12. Psychiatry Consult
13. Radiology-Echocardiogram Report
14. Radiology-Colonoscopy Procedure Note
15. Radiology-CT Scan of Abdomen
16. Infectious Disease HPIP Note
17. Radiology-Mammogram and CT scan of Abdomen
18. Oncology Consult
20. Pulmonology-Sleep Study
21. Psychiatry Consult
23. Pediatrics-Emergency Center Report
24. Hematology Consult
D. Ten outpatient reports using a variety of body systems and formatting. These reports can be used as tests or as extra assignments. They do not test on specific outpatient reports.
A. Medical Terminology Made Easy includes in the appendices
1. List of weights and measures
2. List of chemical symbols
3. Sample history and physical exam report
4. Ten crossword puzzles
B. Hillcrest Medical Center skill-builders include
1. Six crossword puzzles
2. Ten proofreading exercises
3. Proofreaders' marks as used by professional editors
4. List of challenging medical words and phrases.
6. How to build a reference library for the medical transcriptionist
C. GES web site skill-builders include an
1. Audio icon on which medical terms are pronounced
2. Atlas icon with medical illustrations of human anatomy
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