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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Subscribe to Email Updates. Do Not Type a Space Use numerals when numbers are directly used with symbols. Use numerals when expressing ages.

– Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

If it is an approximate age, spell it out. Use numerals to express size and measurements.

Use numerals for everything metric. Centimeters, millimeters, liters, etc.

Use numerals in all expressions pertaining to drugs – this includes strength, dosage and directions. Z-PAK 2 daily on day 1, then 1 daily on days Spell out and hyphenate fractions standing alone.

He drank one-half a guidellines of apple juice. Use numerals to express mixed fractions. Use commas only if there are 5 or more digits when expressing numbers. Use numerals when expressing vital statistics including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.

Substitute a hyphen for the word “to”. He is to take tablets of Tylenol every hours p. Leave a space between numerals and measurements unless they form a compound modifier. It is 6 cm below the It is mL Gjidelines 2 x 2-mm lesion Always use 0 in front of the decimal point if the number is not a whole number.

Ages, units of measure, vital statistics, lab values and in other instances where it is important to communicate clearly the number referenced. She has three dogs who have eight fleas each. A total of 7 basal cell carcinomas removed from his left arm. Spell out the number or recast the sentence.


Reglan 10 mg was administered stat. Exception – It is acceptable to begin a sentence with a date. Example – is going to be a prosperous year. Plurals – do not use an apostrophe to form plural numbers. She was born in the s. Series of numbers – Use numerals if at least one is greater than nine or if there is a mixed or decimal fraction. Example – Jeff has 1 job, 1 place of employment and 18 hours a day to do the work.

Cranial nerves – Preferred: Apgar scores – Use gjidelines for ratings and spell out numbers relating to minutes. Rationale – to draw attention to the scores.

The Apgar scores were 6 and 9 at one and five minutes. Apgar is not an acronym.

Spell out all nonmetric measurements. Feet, inches, pounds, ounces, yards, grain, dram, etc. Use tsp for teaspoon Use tbsp for tablespoon Abbreviate all metric measurements.

Use F for Fahrenheit IF accompanied by the symbol for degree. Use C for Celsius IF accompanied by the symbol for degree.

In tables and technical documents: Use ft or ‘ for feet Use ” for inches Use yd for yard Use pt for pint Use oz for ounce Use fl oz gujdelines fluid ounce Abbreviate most unusual units of measure guidelinws accompanied by numerals Dictated as Transcribed as: Spell out a symbol when used alone with no number.

Use symbols when they are used with ugidelines Common Symbols Dictated as Transcribed as: Abbreviations when the words they represent are capitalized The first word following a colon if it begins a complete sentence or is part of an outline entry Most abbreviations of English words The first letter of chemical elements The names of the days of the week, months, holidays, historic events and religious festivals The names of specific departments or sections in the institution only when the institution name is included The names of diseases that include proper nouns, eponyms or genus names The trade or brand names of guldelines A quote when it is a complete sentence The names of races, peoples, religions and languages.


Black, as a race designation would be capitalized, however client preferences may differ.

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The spelled out names of the chemical elements The seasons of the year The common names of diseases The names guixelines viruses unless they include a proper noun Generic drug names The common noun following the brand name.

Example – Tylenol tablets The names of medical or surgical specialties Designations based guideoines skin color, like “a tall white man. These prefixes do not require the aammt of a connecting hyphen in compound terms: Lowercase the words “stage” and “type,” and use roman numerals.

For subdivisions of stages, follow The AAMT Book of Style rules for cancer classifications, and add on-line capital letters without spaces or hyphens: Lowercase the word “grade” and use arabic numerals: Lowercase the words “level,” “phase,” and “class,” and use arabic or roman numerals according to the system being referenced: Two numbers should be hyphenated without spaces; add on-line capital letters with no space: Best viewed in x