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Prerequisite : Medical Terminology (included)

You can start an exciting new career with our Medical Transcription Editor online training program. Our Medical Transcription Editor Course creates a simulation approach to medical transcription that will give you a working knowledge of the medical reports most commonly used in both inpatient and outpatient care settings.

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

By learning simple methods of editing used by professionals that you can apply to any document, this course gives you the editing skills needed to produce documents that are error-free. Our Medical Transcription Editor course is designed to teach and reinforce essential skills for medical editors. Provided in this course are close to 200 medical reports and their corresponding audio files. Students are instructed to use listening skills taught in the course to recognize and correct errors on
the reports. Review activities, critical-thinking exercise, and key resources and references will provide you with even more valuable information for a successful career as a medical editor.

Included with this course are two (2) hours of online tutoring through NetTutor! Our dedicated NetTutor staff member will walk you through any questions you have about the vocabulary, ensuring you have the know-how to successfully complete your course.

The Job Outlook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics says the outlook for medical transcriptionists in the United States is good. More than half of transcriptionists still work on site in hospitals or in medical practices, but the opportunities for telecommuting are increasing. Employers in the United States in medical facilities prefer certified transcriptionists who have completed training courses. Often, prior experience in the medical field is a plus.

This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Identify and apply basic word structure
  • Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
  • Define common prefixes
  • Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes
  • Identify the fundamentals of medical editing as a career
  • List the core elements of listening and editing skills
  • Name the steps to edit medical transcriptions using proper formatting, grammar, and style
  • Recall the basics of editing and transcribing correspondence and radiology reports
  • Recognize the basics of editing and transcribing acute and chronic care reports

This training program combines a three course training track:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Transcription Editor

Medical Terminology (180 Hours)

Overview

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots.

Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and apply basic word structure
  • Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
  • Define common prefixes
  • Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes
  • Comprehend medical specialists and case reports

Medical Transcription Editor (135 hours)

Overview

By learning simple methods of editing used by professionals that you can apply to any document, this course gives you the editing skills needed to produce documents that are error-free. Our Medical Transcription Editor course is designed to teach and reinforce essential skills for medical editors. Provided in this course are close to 200 medical reports and their corresponding audio files. Students are instructed to use listening skills taught in the course to recognize and correct errors on the reports. Review activities, critical-thinking exercise, and key resources and references will provide you with even more valuable information for a successful career as a medical editor. After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of medical editing as a career
  • List the core elements of listening and editing skills
  • Name the steps to edit medical transcriptions using proper formatting, grammar, and style
  • Recall the basics of editing and transcribing correspondence and radiology reports
  • Recognize the basics of editing and transcribing acute and chronic care reports
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Medical Transcription


Medical Terminology Module 1

Basic Word Structure

  • Word Analysis
  • Combining Forms
  • Suffixes & Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 2

Organization of the Body

  • Body Systems
  • Body Cavities
  • Divisions of the Back
  • Planes of the Body
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 3

Suffixes

  • Introduction to Suffixes
  • Suffixes and Terminology
  • Diagnostic & Procedural Suffixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 4

Prefixes

  • Combining Forms & Prefixes
  • Prefixes and Terminology
  • Define Common Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 5

Medical Specialists & Case Reports

  • Medical Specialists
  • Combining Forms & Vocabulary
  • Case Reports & Terminology
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 6

Body Systems – Part 1

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Reproductive System
  • Lymphatic System

Medical Terminology Module 7

Body Systems – Part 2

  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin & Sense Organs
  • Urinary Systems

Medical Transcription Editor Module 1

Typing Practice & Improvement

  • Pre-Test Your Typing Ability
  • Finger Positioning Exercises
  • Typing Practice Games
  • Typing Progress Tracking
  • Improve Your Typing Skills
  • Increase Your Typing Speed

Medical Transcription Editor Module 2

Medical Transcription: The Basics

  • Medical Communication
  • Transcription Skills and Speed
  • Physically Challenged Transcriptionists
  • Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
  • Medical Reports and Records
  • Equipment and Technology
  • Ergonomics
  • Dictation Equipment

Medical Transcription Editor Module 3

Punctuation and Capitalization

  • Vocabulary
  • Comma
  • Period
  • Decimal Point
  • Quotation Marks
  • Colon
  • Hyphens
  • Spacing with Punctuation
  • Capitalization Rules

Medical Transcription Editor Module 4

Transcribing Numbers, Figures, Abbreviations, and Letters

  • Metric System in Medical Records
  • Typing Numbers
  • Use of Abbreviations & Acronyms
  • Postscript
  • Qualities of a Mailable Letter
  • Letter Formats
  • Letter Mechanics
  • Placement & Paragraphing
  • Signing and Mailing

Medical Transcription Editor Module 5

Proofreading and Reference Books

  • Where Errors Occur
  • Accuracy
  • Types of Errors
  • How to Proofread
  • English & Medical Dictionaries
  • Journals & Newsletters
  • Medical Spelling
  • Compound Words
  • Spelling The Names of Drugs

Medical Transcription Editor Module 6

Word Endings and Grammar Review

  • Plural Endings
  • Forming Plurals of Medical Terms
  • Basic Rules for Plural English Words
  • Noun and Adjective Endings
  • Homonyms
  • Word-Choice Pairs
  • Antecedents
  • Parallel Structure
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Tense of Verbs

Medical Transcription Editor Module 7

Outpatient Medical Chart Notes and Physical Exam Report

  • General Principles for Complete Documentation in Medical Records
  • New Patient, Office
  • Established Patient, Office
  • Chart Note, Emergency Department Visit
  • Formats and Styles
  • Patient History
  • Physical Examinations
  • Interval History

Medical Transcription Editor Module 8

Medical Reports and Business Documents

  • Discharge Summaries
  • Operative Reports
  • Pathology Reports
  • Radiology and Imaging Reports
  • Consultation Reports
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Writing Memoranda
  • Electronic Mail
  • Typing Hospital Protocols and Reports
  • Agenda and Minutes

Medical Transcription Editor Module 9

Speech Recognition and Establishing Your Career

  • Medical Transcriptionist Terminology
  • Medical Document Quality Editor Terminology
  • Speech-Recognized Draft Editing
  • Demographic Data
  • Working from Home
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Home-Based Business
  • Interview Skills
  • Professionalism

Medical Transcription Editor Module 1

Medical Editing as a Career

  • Professional Organizations
  • Benefits of Belonging to a Professional Organization
  • Credentialing
  • Credentials Offered in Healthcare Documentation
  • Medical Editor Education
  • Job Skills, Knowledge and Responsibilities
  • Finding Employment

Medical Transcription Editor Module 2

Listening Skills

  • What Do You Hear?
  • Deciphering Accents
  • Usage
  • Idiosyncrasies
  • Sound-Alikes
  • Front-End vs. Back-End Speech Recognition
  • Various Technologies
  • Speech Recognition Challenges
  • Elements of Medical Editing
  • Building Editing Skills
  • The Mechanics
  • Ensuring Accuracy
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Proofreading Tips

Medical Transcription Editor Module 3

Correspondence

  • Model Reports – Correspondence
  • Critical Thinking Exercises
  • Styles and Standards
  • Formatting Letters
  • Formatting Memoranda

Medical Transcription Editor Module 4

Radiology

  • Model Reports – Radiology
  • Styles and Standards
  • Critical Thinking Exercises
  • Formatting Radiology Reports
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Ultrasonography

Medical Transcription Editor Module 5

Acute Care

  • Critical Thinking Exercises
  • Model Reports – Acute Care
  • Styles and Standards
  • Turn-Around Times
  • Formatting Acute Care Reports

Medical Transcription Editor Module 6

Chronic Care

  • Model Reports – Chronic Care
  • Critical Thinking Exercises
  • Styles and Standards
  • Formatting Chronic Care Reports
Medical Transcription Editor

Upon successful completion of our Medical Transcription Editor course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical transcription and will be prepared to sit for the AHDI national certification exam to become a Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT).

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Upon successful completion of our Medical Transcription Editor course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical transcription and will be prepared to sit for the AHDI national certification exam to become a Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS).


Materials:

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