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 bediscussed

Transcribed as:Issues that made to bedisgust

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 STRUCKhis 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 hermother
Transcribed as:  Discharged home with hot mother

12. Dictated as PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: As describedabove.

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

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14. Dictated as: chest x-ray does not show any fracture or di
slocation of the RIBS

Transcribed as: chest x-ray does not show any fracture or dislocation of the wrist15.

Dictated as: Distant breath sounds
Transcribed as:  Distant breast sounds  

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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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