In this course, you will learn how to transcribe the most common medical reports used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, and hospitals. With this foundation, you will be set to advance your education so you can work as a subcontractor for a company that outsources transcription, or you can eventually even take on your own clients—all from the comfort of your own home.
You will go through each of the nine main report types—their formatting requirements, the components of each one, and how they are used in the clinical setting. Every lesson will include a grammar review, pointing out important elements that will make your reports perfect. You will also gain important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhance your skill as a medical documentation specialist.
Along the way, you will download a free transcriber to listen to dictation and produce reports. These hands-on exercises will give you the practice you will need to determine if this field is for you. You will also go through your current options and in the future by developing the skills of a medical transcriptionist. By the end of this course, you will know the basic report types, have clinical knowledge of major diseases, be able to correct grammar from dictated reports on the fly, and know the next steps you will need to take!
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Medical Transcription
Lesson 2 - Tools of the Trade
Lesson 3 - Understanding Medical Records
Lesson 4 - Listening Carefully
Lesson 5 - Grammar, Sentence Structure, and Punctuation
Lesson 6 - Style
Lesson 7 - Medical Terminology and Spelling
Lesson 8 - Report Formatting and Word Processing
Lesson 9 - Checking Your Work
Lesson 10 - Classification Systems, and Discharge and Death Summaries
Lesson 11 - Infections, Blood, and Cells
Lesson 12 - The Nuts and Bolts of Working as an MT
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