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Transcription Errors. Bloopers and Blunders

Posted on:8/26/2005
Website: http://www.spinetglobalsolutions.com/
A few examples 1. The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately – Missed out the “the baby” 2. Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized – Circumcised is the correct word. 3. The skin was moist and dry.


Transcription errors and blunders are very common. Such errors are committed every day at almost every center but there are few blunders, which can make you laugh and few grave errors that can make an utter confusion. The most common type of errors are the ones involving the dosages of medications with wrong dosage quantity or quantitative measure. These errors are of great importance because such errors can lead to bitter results confusion and dangerous consequences. At the same time there are some blunders on which one can just laugh about. Here are some of blunders posted by a few

 

1.               Heart: No S1, S2, but murmur heard.

2.               Penile keratosis - Which ought to be senile keratosis.

3.               X-ray showed the prostatic implant to be loose in the acetabular hip region – Prosthetic and not prostatic is the correct word.

4.               The patient was breathing heavily with no signs of respiration - Perspiration is the correct word and not respiration.

5.               Forceps was introduced in to the uterine cavity to grab the rectus. – Foetus is the correct word and not rectus.

6.               The patient complained of nocturia with a history of erection of the prostate – Resection is the correct word and not erection.

7.               The patient had flea bite of his left leg – Phlebitis is the correct word and not flea bite of his left leg.

8.               The patient has Easton tube malfunction- Eustachian tube (inner ear) malfunction is the correct word.

 

A few other examples are:

 

1.               The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately – Missed out the “the baby”

2.               Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized – Circumcised is the correct word.

3.               The skin was moist and dry.

4.               Rectal exam revealed external thyroid- hemorrhoid is the correct word and not thyroid.

5.               She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until 1989 when she got a divorce.

6.               I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.

7.               The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week.

8.               Bleeding started in the rectal area and continued all the way to Los Angeles.

9.               Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.

10.          She is numb from her toes down.

11.          Exam of genitalia was completely negative except for the right rectum (scrotum is the correct word).

12.          The lab test indicated abnormal towel function (thyroid is the correct word)

13.          Examination reveals a well-developed, elderly male lying in bed in acute mistress. (Distress is the correct word and not mistress).

14.           The patient fainted and her mice started rolling around. (Eyes should be the word and not mice)


  
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