I am a new transcriptionist and I am wondering if there is a book out there that details things like:
1. When to spell out vs. abbreviate phrases (such as, bright red blood per rectum).
2. Whether it's stage III or stage 3 (such as, treadmill stress test stage 3).
I already have a Stedman's dictionary, a regular dictionary, Stedman's Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols, a pill book, a medical speller. I also bought some "pamphlets" (I thought they were going to be books) from AAMT that show some info as far as how to format the document headings and sub-headings.
I am on backorder (with Amazon.com
) for the AAMT Book of Style. I don't really know what's in it, but I know it's a must for transcriptionists. I'm hoping it will have some info regarding my above questions.
I use the internet a lot right now, but you can't always trust that the person who made the website knows what they're talking about. Unless, of course, we are talking about a website like this! (Thank goodness it exists!)
If anyone has any book suggestions or website suggestions I would be most grateful!