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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Commonly used Transcription rules

Use numerals when expressing vital statistics including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. The Standards are organised into three domains: It is 6 cm below the It is mL Spell out the number or recast the sentence. Mathematics for participation in society.

Use C for Celsius IF accompanied by the symbol for degree. Use numerals to express mixed fractions. Taken as a whole, the Standards materials are a framework for teachers’ career-long professional growth. A 2 x 2-mm lesion Always use 0 in front of the decimal point if the number is not a whole number.


Standards document Download a PDF copy of the Standards or read an online version with further elaboration. These prefixes do not require the use of a connecting hyphen in compound terms: Lowercase the words “level,” “phase,” and “class,” and use arabic or roman numerals according to the system being referenced: Reglan 10 mg was administered stat. 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 AAMT is committed to high standards, not standardisation.

AAMT Standards for Excellence

The spelled out names of the chemical elements The seasons of the year The common names of diseases The names of viruses unless they include a proper noun Generic drug names The common noun following the brand name. Two numbers should be hyphenated without spaces; add on-line capital letters with no space: The Standards do not seek to advantage a particular style or approach to teaching — diversity is necessary and encouraged through the Standards.


Cranial nerves – Preferred: Best viewed in x In tables and technical documents: Use numerals when expressing ages. Substitute a hyphen aatm the word “to”. Right menu View basket: The Apgar scores were 6 and 9 at one and five minutes.

Apgar is not an acronym. Use symbols when they are used with numbers Common Symbols Dictated as Transcribed as: Use commas only if there are 5 or more digits when expressing numbers.

Policy and Guidelines

She was born in the s. National Maths Day The version contains updated contextual information about the Standards and their use; the text of the actual Standards is unchanged. If it is an approximate age, spell it out. Spell out and hyphenate fractions standing alone.