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FUNNY MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION ERRORS -Avontix

 Sometimes err… most of the times, transcribing can be tricky.  As you need to complete the task before the end of the shift or before deadlines, unintentionally you will end up committing errors that are hilarious!!

 The doctors dictate something, and due to disturbance they are heard as something else and transcribed as the same.

Here are few such funny outcomes of unintentional errors:

1. Dictated as: Issues that need to be discussed
Transcribed as: Issues that made to be disgust

2. Dictated as: Strong scents such as perfumes, scented candles
Transcribed as: Strong sense such as perfumes, scented candles

3. Dictated as: On review of systems today, they brought up multiple issues
Transcribed as: On review of systems today, they bought up multiple issues


4. Dictated as: She has five sisters, one of whom is deceased
Transcribed as: She has five sisters, one of whom is deceived

5. Dictated as: Patient is encouraged to stay hydrated
Transcribed as: Patient is encouraged to dehydrate

6. Dictated as: On exam, she in was in stable condition with no problems. Clinically was stable
Transcribed as: On exam, she in was stable condition with no problems. Kinetically was stable

7. Dictated as: No history of GTN or pregnancy induced hypertension
Transcribed as:  No history of GTN or pregnancy due to hypertension
                                                                
8. Dictated as: He was involved in a motor vehicle accident recently in which he STRUCK his right ear
Transcribed as: He was involved in a motor vehicle accident recently in which he STUCK his right ear


9. Dictated as: Mr. Nash lives in Madison and works at the University library
Transcribed as: Mr. Nash lives in Madison and works at a University of Library
10. Dictated as: Mr. Nash lives in Madison and works at the University library
 Transcribed as: Mr. Nash lives in Madison and works at a University of Library
11. Dictated as: Discharged home with her mother
Transcribed as:  Discharged home with hot mother
12. Dictated as PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: As described above.Transcribed as:  PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: As prescribed above.
13. Dictated as The patient is a 39-year-old female who states she was walking down the hallway when she tripped, landed on a glass frame that broke, cutting her face in multiple places
Transcribed as:  The patient is a 39-year-old female who states she was walking down the hallway when she tripped, landed on a glass frame that broke, cutting her face in multiple faces                          


14. Dictated as: chest x-ray does not show any fracture or dislocation of the RIBSTranscribed as: chest x-ray does not show any fracture or dislocation of the wrist
15. Dictated as: Distant breath sounds
Transcribed as:  Distant breast sounds
                                      
Mistakes are natural and everyone makes mistakes.
But as a Medical Transcriptionist, you are expected to make as no mistakes because the report you transcribe directly deals with patient’s medical condition and is the source of their treatment. This is what makes it absolutely important to listen carefully and transcribe skilfully

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