Basic Keyboarding for the Medical Office Assistant

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This new edition brings learners more practical guidance than ever before with more timed writings and more keyboarding drill. Learners will work step-by-step through basic keyboarding drills — learning the keyboard, finger placement, and letter, memo, and report formatting. Every drill and timed writing incorporates medical terms and phrases to introduce learners to medical terminology. Learners also have an opportunity to practice medical transcription by using the audiocassette included with the text. Using ...
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Overview

This new edition brings learners more practical guidance than ever before with more timed writings and more keyboarding drill. Learners will work step-by-step through basic keyboarding drills — learning the keyboard, finger placement, and letter, memo, and report formatting. Every drill and timed writing incorporates medical terms and phrases to introduce learners to medical terminology. Learners also have an opportunity to practice medical transcription by using the audiocassette included with the text. Using this text will help medical assisting students gain speed on the keyboard.
(keyboarding, medical assisting, administration)
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INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS
Instructor's Manual ISBN: 0-7668-0924-2
Text/Tape Package ISBN: 0-7668-0925-0

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827357983
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.81 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. BEGINNING KEYBOARDING: Keyboarding Techniques. Home Row Keys, Space, and Return. Nine New Keys: T, U, E, I, R, and N, Left Shift, Right Shift, Period. SIx New Keys: V, O, W, M, C, and Y, and Timed Writings. Five New Keys: X, Q, P, B, Z, Comma, Slash, and Timed Writings. Colon, Question Mark, Apostrophe, Quotation Marks, Hyphen, Dash, adn Timed Writings. ALPHABETIC CONCENTRATION SENTENCES AND THE TAB KEYS: Alphabetic Concentration Sentences. Tab Key. SKILL-BUILDING PARAGRAPH-TIMED WRITINGS: Skill-Building Paragraphs-Timed Writings. DOUBLE LETTERS, SPEED BUILDERS, AND TIMED WRITINGS: Double Letters and Longer Words. Timed Writings. ALL-PURPOSE DRILLS AND TIMED WRITINGS: Medical Words. Key Alternate Hand Words. Double Letters. Spacing. Shifting. Timed Writings and Sentences. Speed Sentences. Sentences with Longer Words. Paragraph-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writings. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. Paragraphs-Timed Writing. NUMBERS AND TOP ROW KEYS: Learning Numbers. The Pound, Dollar, and Percent Signs. The Ampersand and the Asterisk. The Open and Close Parentheses and the Underline. The Equal and Plus Signs. The Right and Left Brackets. The Exclamation Point and the At Sign. Punctuation Marks. Figures for Keying Age. Figures for Keying Height. Figures for Keying Weight. Figures for Keying Blood Pressure. Figures for Keying Pulse. Figures for Keying Respiratory Rate. Figures for Keying Temperature. Metric Measurements and Latin Abbreviations. Prescription Labels. TimedWriting Paragraph. Perecentages and Ratios. Roman Numerals. Spacing with Symbols and Numbers. Subscript and Superscript. Suture Materials. Time of Day and Circular Position. The Plus Sign. Dates. Decimls and Fractions. Drug Names with Numbers. EKG Leads. Large Numbers. Figures vs. Spelling Out Numbers. Plurals of Numbers. Laboratory Values. MECHANICS I: Abbreviations, Brand-Name Drugs, and Timed Writings. Word Types. Spelling, Word Choice, and Word Division. Eponyms and Acronyms. Genus Names. Names with Single Letters. Names of Instruments. Proofreading. MECHANICS II: Nouns. Pronouns. Verbs. Adjectives and Plurals, Adjective Suffixes. Adverbs. Prepositions. Conjunctions. Interjections. Clauses. Phrases. Comma Review. Semicolon. Colon. Parenthesis and Italics. Apostrophe. MECHANICS III - CAPITALIZATION: First Letter of a Sentence. Business Applications. Proper Names and Street, City, State Names. Titles and Business Correspondence. Envelope Address. Holidays, Days of the Week, and Months. Timed Writing-Double Spacing. Races and Nationalities. State Postal Abbreviations. Religions. Languages. Names of Organizations and Departments. Timed Writings-Double Spacing. FORMATS I: Centering and Memoranda. Minutes and Agendas. FORMATS II: Block Letter. Modified Block Letter. MEDICAL REPORTS: History and Physical Examination Reports. Operative Reports. Pathology Reports. Consultation Reports. Discharge Summaries/Discharge Instructions. Autopsy Reports. Radiology Reports. Special Procedures. SOAP Notes/Chart Notes. Workers's Compensation Letters. MARKETING YOUR SKILLS: Know Your Skills. Job Application. Resume Outline and Resume. Curriculum Vitae. Cover Letter. Thank-You Letter. APPENDIX: Answers to Review Questions. Timed Writings Progress Record. Bibliography. Words That Have Similar Sounds. Sample Letters. Reference Guide.
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