A cath lab (catheterization laboratory) is an assessment room in a hospital or clinic with analytical imaging facilities used to carry on catheterization procedure. I had the opportunity to be exposed in transcribing cath lab reports during my work in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I learned a lot about this invasive procedure in cardiology.
Here are some samples of variations in abbreviations used by doctors whenever they write reports. LL Longitudinal Lie (OB/GYN) Lower Limb DC or D/C Discharge Condition Discontinued Dilatation and Curettage (some doctors only) VOC Vaso-Occlusive Crisis Volatile Organic Compound SBP Systolic Blood Pressure Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis CS or C/S Culture and Sensitivity Cesarean Section Cardiac Surgery A medical transcriptionist must…
I started working for Advanced MT Data http://www.advancedmtdata.com/ on May 2005 immediately after my OJT in Touch Asia. The company had just recently inaugurated at that time starting operation and I was one of the first few employees given the chance to work with them. I was delighted to be part of the team although it’s quite a tedious job….
Series of exams, test files, interviews – endless it seems until I finally had a chance to be an MT in Advanced MT Data Services, Inc. located in Pasong Tamo, Makati City. http://www.advancedmtdata.com/ My adventure as an MT started with Advanced MT Data that made a valuable contribution in my career growth and development.
After the schooling and OJT, I started sending out applications to various MT companies. It was a very tedious manner of starting all over again to zero – careerwise. Series of exams, test files, interviews – endless it seems until I finally had a chance to be an MT.