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The Surgical Word Book Paperback – September 6, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0721600208 ISBN-10: 0721600204 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Series: Surgical Word Book (Tessier)
  • Paperback: 2368 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (September 6, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721600204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721600208
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

By Claudia J. Tessier, CAE, CMT, RRA, Executive Director, American Association for Medical Transcription, Modesto, CA

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This is the best BEST reference!
B. Milford
I recommend this book for anyone in the medical transcription field, it is a must!!!!!
Chele Koch
I was very pleased with the book that I received for use at my job.
Barbara Benson

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Nourie on February 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a medical transcriptionist, I know that new instruments are on the market every day. It would be exceptionally nice to have a new edition printed every single year. I personally would buy every copy. You are superior to Steadman's in every way. Please do an update for those of us who depend on you.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
The book that I have currently is dated copyright 1991. I received the book in 1992. I have been a med. transcriptionist for 15 years and am always learning new things. This book really needs to be updated more often. Personally, I think the book should be updated every two years.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 1999
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I PREFER A SYLLABUS FOR THE SURGEON'S SECRETARY WHICH I HAVE USED SINCE 1995. IT REMAINS THE MOST THOROUGH REFERENCE
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By WICKlynne@aol.com on March 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent reference for the medical transcriptionist, however this book is 8 years old and needs to be updated.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 26, 1999
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I am a returning med. transcriptionist. Surgical summaries are my weakest. This book is so helpful because it groups sutures, clamps, positions which is EVER so helpful. It is a real keeper!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "jalap" on November 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am an in-hospital Medical Transcriptionist; two of my associates are Coders. Even though the publishers really need to update it because so much has been added in the 9-10 years since the last publication, we constantly use this book, along with Dorland's Medical Speller.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Avril Sol VINE VOICE on May 24, 2008
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Before you read on, please understand that this book is NOT a dictionary. The Surgical Word Book by Claudia Tessier has always been recommended by medical language specialists (medical transcriptionists, editors, CMTs, RMTs, and MT educators) because it is the most comprehensive. I may not be far wrong in saying it lists down EVERY possible surgical and medical instrument currently known in the healthcare industry by this edition's publication year (2004). It also includes all the medical techniques, maneuvers, types of surgeries and operations currently known to doctors and nurses until 2004. It is a considerable improvement on the previous version just by the new addition of new instruments, words, and techniques alone, giving a very hefty 2,362-page book. If you are a newbie acute care MT, then this book is for you as it will be an invaluable reference in transcribing operative reports and procedure notes, and it will quickly get you up to speed on acute care transcription. If you are an MT editor, this will help you in checking acute care MTs' documents. If you are an MT working at a doctor's office or in the hospital and don't want to have too many reference books or materials lying around you, then this should be one of about 3 word books you should always have with you. My only regret is that it doesn't have a CD version.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AdaBee on September 10, 2007
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I loved the previous edition of this book and used it daily in my work as a medical transcriptionist. I bought this edition expecting the same experience, but I've been really disappointed. I only find what I'm looking for about 20% to 25% of the time. I think it could be an excellent reference but as frequently as new products, equipment and procedures come along, updating should be done more often.
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