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  1. Style Matters!Adventures in the 2nd edition of the AAMT Book of Style. Brenda J. Hurley, CMT, FAAMT Director of Industry Relations

  2. Select the preferred abbreviated form for culture and sensitivity. C & S C&S C.&S. C.S. 2

  3. Select the preferred abbreviated form for culture and sensitivity. C & S C&S C.&S. C.S. ANSWER: C&S Page 23 2

  4. The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient states that she is "hot." 3

  5. The following sentence is correctly punctuated. The patient states that she is "hot." ANSWER: True Page 346 3

  6. How would you transcribe the following? "Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark" a.Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark. b.Mild pancytopenia, etiology? c.Mild pancytopenia, etiology. d.Mild pancytopenia, etiology?. 4

  7. How would you transcribe the following? "Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark"  a.Mild pancytopenia, etiology question mark. b.Mild pancytopenia, etiology? c.Mild pancytopenia, etiology. d.Mild pancytopenia, etiology?. ANSWER: b. Page 343. 4

  8. The following sentence represents correct style. He had Hemoccult-negative stools. 5

  9. The following sentence represents correct style. He had Hemoccult-negative stools. ANSWER: True Page 201. 5

  10. What is the abbreviation for the right eye? 6

  11. What is the abbreviation for the right eye? ANSWER: OD Page 291. 6

  12. Select the correct style for the following: 4 year 3 month old boy 4-year, 3-month-old boy 4-year-3-month old boy 4-year 3-month-old boy 7

  13. Select the correct style for the following: 4 year 3 month old boy 4-year, 3-month-old boy 4-year-3-month old boy 4-year 3-month-old boy ANSWER: 4-year 3-month-old boy Page 17.  7

  14. Select the correct style for the following: 4 x 4s 4 x 4's 4x4s 4x4's 8

  15. Select the correct style for the following: 4 x 4s 4 x 4's 4x4s 4x4's ANSWER: 4 x 4’s Page 283. 8

  16. Which is the preferred way to transcribe the following: subQ subcu subq SQ 9

  17. Which is the preferred way to transcribe the following: subQ subcu subq SQ ANSWER: subcu Page 375. 9

  18. Select the preferred style for the following sentence. Urinalysis showed 10-12 (WBCs or wbc's) on microscopic examination. 10

  19. Select the preferred style for the following sentence. Urinalysis showed 10-12 (WBCs or wbc's) on microscopic examination. ANSWER: Either one! Page 39. 10

  20. Other than with drug terminology, when is it appropriate to abbreviate English units of time? 11

  21. Other than with drug terminology, when is it appropriate to abbreviate English units of time? ANSWER: With virgule construction, such as 2 L/min Page 390. 11

  22. The patient had a previous __________ section. Cesarean cesarean Caesarean 12

  23. The patient had a previous __________ section. Cesarean cesarean Caesarean ANSWER: cesarean Page: 290. 12

  24. A total of 50 _______ was injected. mg mg's mgs 13

  25. A total of 50 _______ was injected. mg mg's mgs ANSWER: mg Page 252. 13

  26. A (plain) or (plane) film of the abdomen was obtained. 14

  27. A (plain) or (plane) film of the abdomen was obtained. ANSWER: plain Page 317. 14

  28. diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, type II 15

  29. diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, type II ANSWER: diabetes mellitus, type 2 Page 130 15

  30. The abbreviation a.c. means after meals. 16

  31. The abbreviation a.c. means after meals. ANSWER: False. Page 146. 16

  32. The following is correct style: gravida 3, para 2, abortus 1 17

  33. The following is correct style: gravida 3, para 2, abortus 1 ANSWER: True. (G3, P2, A1) Page 290. 17

  34. PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS: or PRINCIPLE DIAGNOSIS: 18

  35. PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS: or PRINCIPLE DIAGNOSIS: ANSWER: PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS Page 507. 18

  36. The patient will return in one ________ time? a. days b. days' c. day's d. day 19

  37. The patient will return in one ________ time? a. days b. days' c. day's d. day ANSWER: c. day’s Page 392. 19

  38. The patient will return in two ________ time? a. days b. days' c. day's d. day 20

  39. The patient will return in two ________ time? a. days b. days' c. day's d. day ANSWER: b. days’ Page 392. 20

  40. Which is preferred? Cranial nerves 2-12 Cranial nerves II-XII 21

  41. Which is preferred? Cranial nerves 2-12 Cranial nerves II-XII ANSWER: Both are correct, be consistent. Page 112. 21

  42. In the following sentence, would you capitalize the word radiology? The report from radiology was reviewed. 22

  43. In the following sentence, would you capitalize the word radiology? The report from radiology was reviewed. ANSWER: Yes. Page 47. 22

  44. In the following sentence, would you capitalize recovery room? The patient was transferred to the recovery room. 23

  45. In the following sentence, would you capitalize recovery room? The patient was transferred to the recovery room. ANSWER: No. Page 57. 23

  46. Would you capitalize the word "gram" in the following example? 3+ gram-positive cocci 24

  47. Would you capitalize the word "gram" in the following example? 3+ gram-positive cocci ANSWER: No. Page 195. 24

  48. When "bilateral mastectomy" is dictated, would it be correct to transcribe bilateral mastectomies? 25

  49. When "bilateral mastectomy" is dictated, would it be correct to transcribe bilateral mastectomies? ANSWER: Yes. Page 38. 25

  50. Which of the following best describes adduction? a. Moving toward the midline of the body. b. Moving away from the midline of the body. c. Rotating any part of the body. 26