June 16 2016

Medical Briefs From House: Season 1, Episode 8

House MD
disoriented= DOERNTD
naloxone= NA/LOX/SO*EN or NA/LOX/O*EN
CAT scan= SKA*T
infection= N-FX
diabetes= DAOIBTS
shigellosis= SHIG/A/LOE/S*IS or SHIG/LOE/S*IS or SHIG/LO*EZ
bradycardia= BRAID/YI/KARD/YA*
viral= VAOIRL
tox= TO*X
myocarditis= MAOI/O*E/KAR/DAO*ITS
negative= NEF
butanediol= BAOU/TAIN/DAOI/O*L
diazepam= DAOI/AZ/A/PA*M or DAOI/AZ/PA*M
bacterial= BABLGT
contamination= TAMGS
gastroenteritis= SGROE/SBRAOITS
carbamates= KAR/BA/MA*ITS
organophosphates= OR/GAN/O*E/FOS/FA*ITS or GORN/FO*S/FA*ITS or GORN/O*E/FOS/FA*ITS
inhalation= KBHALGS
absorption= SORPGS
nurses= HURSZ
medication= MEGS
pralidoxime= PRA/LA/DOX/SAO*IM
plasma= PLAZ/MA*
hydrolase= HAOIRD/LA*IZ
malathion= MAL/LA/THAOI/O*N
hormones= HOERMS
vena cava= VAOE/NA*/KA/VA*
atrium= A/TRAOEM
tricuspid= TRAOI/K*US/P*ID
valve= VAFL
ventricle= VEN/TRA/KA*L
disulfoton= DAOI/SUL/FOE/TO*N
incompetent= IP
medical care= MAERK
saline= SLAOEN
oxygen= SHEN
retina= RET/NA*
poisoned= POIFN
heart attack= HAURK
suppressed= SPREFD
spirochetes= SPAOI/ROE/KHAO*ETS
penicillin= PLIN
ethyl= *ET/*L
neurotoxins= NAOUR/TOFNS
cardiac= KARKD
lanolin= LAN/L*IN
cerebral= KRAOEBL
cortex= KOR/T*EX
prescription= PRIPGS
contaminated= TAMD
Phosdrin= FOS/DR*IN

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June 16 2016


“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.” -Lewis Carroll

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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June 6 2016

Medical Monday: Epistaxsis

An epistaxsis is a nosebleed.

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: epistaxsis= EP/A/STAX/S*IS
OPTION #2: epistaxsis= EP/A/STAX/*IS
OPTION #3: epistaxsis= EP/A/STAK/S*IS
OPTION #4: epistaxsis= EP/STAX/S*IS
OPTION #5: epistaxsis= EP/STAK/S*IS
OPTION #6: epistaxsis= EP/STAX/*IS
OPTION #7: epistaxsis= EP/Y/STAX/S*IS
OPTION #8: epistaxsis= EP/Y/STAX/*IS
OPTION #9: epistaxsis= EP/Y/STAK/S*IS
OPTION #10: epistaxsis= EP/PA/STAX/S*IS
OPTION #11: epistaxsis= EP/PA/STAX/*IS
OPTION #12: epistaxsis= EP/PA/STAK/S*IS

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June 2 2016

Case CATalyst: Tapemarks- Defining Them & Scanning For Them

I Love Steno Logo (Cropped)Stenography machines are equipped with buttons that allow you to make electronic marks on your steno notes. These tapemarks are used by stenographers to make special notations in their notes. For example, a stenographer might want to be reminded of a place in their steno notes that they want to review later, and they may insert this reminder via a tapemark.

Tapemarks display in your steno notes as an open parenthesis after the final Z location. Tapemarks usually appear in your transcript as a slash and an open parenthesis. However, you can change the way a tapemark appears in your transcript by defining it as something else in your dictionary.

To define a tapemark, in the dictionary you want to define it in, insert the following entry: In the Steno Field type an open parenthesis, and in the Text Field type the text you want to display in the transcript when you make an electronic mark.

How to Scan for Tapemarks: In Manage Notes, press F8 (Edit/Scan for Tapemarks). You can also Scan backward in the note file by pressing Shift + F8 (Edit/Scan Backward for Tapemarks).

Tapemarks are also called hotspots or stenomarks.

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June 2 2016

I Love Steno The Student Edition: How Relaxation Helps Your Memory

When your body feels stress, it releases the hormone cortisol. When your cortisol levels are high, your memory is adversely affected. High stress levels are accompanied by lowered concentration levels, and a lowered ability to retain and recall information. Therefore, take a deep breath and try to be as relaxed as possible while you are testing and practicing. This will help to get your brain working for you instead of against you. Relaxation is key.

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