AAMT believes that dictation and transcription flaws can pose patient safety risks, In-depth knowledge of medical transcription guidelines (The AAMT Book of. Spell out WHOLE numbers zero through nine, use numerals for 10 and above ( this may change in the near future as the AAMT is trying to standardize using. Position Statements, Practice Guidelines and Policy Statements, are developed in consultation with the Board of Directors who further assess and approve each .

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Plurals – do not use an apostrophe to form plural numbers.

Use tsp for teaspoon Use tbsp for tablespoon Abbreviate all metric measurements. Example – Tylenol tablets The names of medical or surgical specialties Designations based on skin color, like “a tall white man.

Do Not Type a Space She has three dogs who have eight fleas each. Gyidelines symbols when they are used with numbers Common Symbols Dictated as Transcribed as: Spell out a symbol when used alone with no number. For subdivisions of stages, follow The AAMT Book of Style rules for cancer classifications, and add on-line capital letters without spaces or hyphens: Cranial nerves – Preferred: Best viewed in x A 2 x 2-mm lesion Rationale – to draw attention to the scores.


At its Council Meeting in Januarythe AAMT Council approved the development and publication of an updated version of the Standardspending review and possible revision. The spelled out names of the chemical elements The seasons of the year The common names of diseases The names of guidslines unless they include a proper noun Generic drug names The common noun following the brand name. Wamt – is going to be a prosperous year.

AAMT Standards for Excellence

Lowercase the word “grade” and use arabic numerals: A small collection of materials and approaches that use or link to the AAMT Standards that teachers can use to support their professional learning. Reglan 10 mg was administered stat. In tables and technical documents: Spell out and hyphenate fractions standing alone. Black, as a race designation would be capitalized, however client preferences may differ. Use F for Fahrenheit IF accompanied by the symbol for degree.

Commonly used Transcription rules

Use numerals in all expressions pertaining to drugs – this includes strength, dosage and directions. Mathematics for participation in society.

Leave a space between numerals and measurements unless they form a compound modifier.

Each of these is shaped by and inter-related to the others. Consumer and Guidelinex Literacy. It is 6 cm below the Spell out the number or recast the sentence. Two numbers should be hyphenated without spaces; add on-line capital letters with no space: These prefixes do not require the use of a connecting hyphen in compound terms: Exception – It is acceptable to begin a sentence with a date.


The Standards are organised into three domains: Subscribe to Email Updates. The version contains updated contextual information about the Standards and their use; the text of the actual Standards is unchanged. Substitute a guideline for the word “to”. A total of 7 basal cell carcinomas removed from his left arm.

Standards document Download a PDF copy of the Standards or read an online version with further elaboration. Use numerals to express mixed fractions.

The Apgar scores were 6 and 9 at one and five minutes.

Taken as a whole, the Standards materials are a framework for teachers’ career-long professional growth. Featured resource Autograph v4 site license major make-over.

Policy and Guidelines

The Standards do not seek to advantage a particular style or approach to teaching — diversity is necessary and encouraged through the Standards. Use C for Celsius IF accompanied by the symbol for degree. Use numerals when expressing vital statistics including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.