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MANY medical assistants are taking the certification exam Limiting adjective: Many describes the noun assistants and is used as an adjective
MANY of the medical assistants are taking the certificatin exam. Pronoun: many is used alone as a subject pronoun
WHAT time is it, Bill? Interrogative adjective: they ask direct or indirect questions
The left ventricle is MORE MUSCULAR than the right ventricle Comparative adjectives: compares two things
This labe report is the LONGEST ONE of all the reports. Superlative adjectives: compare three or more things
PATIENT RECORDS ARE KNOWN AS CHARTS. Simple Sentences: Has one independent clause and no dependent clause.
MEDICAL ASEPSIS INVOLVES PROCEDURES TO REDUCE MICROORGANISMS, AND HAND WASHING IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS. Compound Sentences: Contains two or more independent clauses but no dependent clause.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE WAS DONE, CHRISTOPHER'S MAJOR COMPLAINT WAS FATIGUE. Complex sentence: has one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.
THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FILING Declarative Sentences: declares some type of information or statement
MAKE THE MARGINS ONE INCH ON EITHER SIDE OF THE REPORT. Imperative sentences: give a command or make a request.
WHAT IS THE ETIOLOGY OF THAT DISEASE? Interrogative sentences: ask direct questions and end with a question mark.
STAT! Exclamatory sentences: express strong emotions.
Dr. Spencer is a SURGEON and a GYNECOLOGIST. Parallel Structure: expressed in the same grammatical construction.
I AM the nurse in charge. Being Verbs: express a state of being.
The ideal goal of treatment IS blood glucose normalization. Common linking verbs
The anesthesiologist INTUBATED the patient. Transitive verb: shows action and needs a direct object.
The surgeon SUTURED. Intransitive verbs: show action but do not have a direct object.
TO WORK in the medical professions is noble. infinitive verb: has the word TO plus a verb.
Active verb? the subject is doing the verb: Bob mailed the letter.
Passive verb? the subject is receiver of the action:The letter was mailed by Bob.
Indicative verb? States a fact or asks a question.
Imperative verb? Makes a request, gives a command or instruction
Subjunctive verb? Expresses a command, preference, strong request or condition contrary to fact.
myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, themselves. Reflexive Pronouns: reflect back to the person
who, whom, whose, which, what, that Relative Pronouns: helps to join a relative clause to the rest of the sentence.
all, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, each one, either, everybody, everyone, Indefinite Pronouns: refer to persons or things in general.
this, that, these, those Demonstrative Pronouns
Personal refers to persons: I, me, my, mine,
reflexive reflects throws back: myself, yourself, himself
relative relates to other words:who, whom, which, what
indefinite refers to persons or things in general:all, another, any, anybody
Interrogative asks questions:who, whom, whose,
demonstrative points out: this, that
Memo a written message to coworkers in the same company
email a computer-to-computer communication system that transmits messages electronically
adverbs an adverb is a word that describes a verb
I ALWAYS remember Frequency Adverbs: describe an amount of time
Prepositions shows how a noun or pronoun is related to another word or group of words in a sentence.
Sociology is the study OF the origins OF society Preposition
Prepositional phrase begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun that is its object.
Correlative conjunctions consist of two elements used as pairs to connect parallel structures: BOTH the doctor AND the nurse were present.
EITHER I OR my assistant will be in the ER. Correlative conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions begins an adverb clause and joins the clause to the sentence
Phrases group of words without a subject or a predicate
Prepositional Phrase group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun that is its object.
Descriptive Paragraph is a pictorial representation in words that appears in most types of writing.
Expository Paragraph is the most common type of paragraph. It's purpose is to inform explain, or define something.
Persuasive Paragraph is written to urge the reader to follow a certain course of action.
Structure of a paragraph Topic sentence, supporting sentences, Concluding sentence
Eponyms EPSTEIN-BARR virus or BELL'S palsy. used frequently to medical documentation. A proper noun
HIPAA Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act.
When was HIPAA formed 1996
What does HIPAA do? Provide national standards to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.
What features are essential when charting data in medical records? Documentation, Signature, Abbreviations, Timeliness, Legibility, Accuracy, Writing Style, Organization.
Structure of a Memo To, From, Subject (Re:), date, and message
What is the writing style of a memo direct, concise and clear.
Where is the most important message of a memo? in the first line, followed by any necessary detailed or supportive information.
In a memo what does C: stand for? copies and where they were sent to.
ENC: enclosed and what is found
When are commas used? In a series, between two adjectives before a noun, before and, but, nor, yet following an indepentdent clause, around unneccessary clauses and phrases, following introductory elements, around parenthetical expressions, and around appositives.
When are semicolons used? between independent clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction, between independent clauses joined by however, hence, that is, therefore,ect., and separating elements in a series that contain commas.
When are colons used? Preceding a series, list, or outline that is introduced by a complete sentence, between minutes and hours in expressions of time, following the salutation of a business letter.
When are parentheses used? around added information unrelated to the main thought, around words added to clarify the sentence, around numbers or letters that designate enumerations of list items within a sentence
When are hyphens used? compound words, syllables, with written numbers 21 to 99, in written fractions, between a prefix and the base word.
When are italics used? for names of books, magazines, works of art, biological names, foreign expressions.
The two most common styles of formal letters? Block style and the modified block style.
What are the components of a letter? Heading, inside address, salutation, body, closing and signature and maybe other notations.
What is the heading of a letter? includes the letterhead and the date line.
What is the inside address? gives the name and address of the person or facility to which the letter is going.
What is the Salutation? is the greeting of the letter.
Envelopes with windows fold letter how many times? 3 steps: bring the bottom third of the letter up and fold then fold the top part back to the fold made in step one, and put in envelope.
Spaces between letter heading and date? 3 spaces
spaces between date and inside address? 4 spaces
spaces between inside address and salutation? 2 spaces
spaces between salutation and body of letter? 2 spaces
spaces between body of letter and closing? 2 spaces
spaces between closing and typed signature? 4 spaces
spaces between typed signature and typist's initials? 2 spaces
spaces between typist's initials and C:, Enc, or P.S. 2 spaces
Created by: Seanmorrone