Using the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Get acquainted with the NATO Phonetic Alphabet to spell names and unusual words when dictating. Using the NATO Phonetic Alphabet to help your transcriptionist spell difficult words will improve your overall medical transcription results.

NATO Phoenic Alphabet

A – Alpha K – Kilo U – Uniform 0 – Zero
B – Bravo L – Lima V – Victor 1 – Wun (One)
C – Charlie M – Mike W – Whiskey 2 – Two
D – Delta N – November X – X-ray 3 – Tree (Three)
E – Echo O – Oscar Y – Yankee 4 – Fower (Four)
F – Foxtrot P – Papa Z – Zulu 5 – Five
G – Golf Q – Quebec 6 – Six
H – Hotel R – Romeo . – decimal (point) 7 – Seven
I – India S – Sierra . – (full) stop 8 – Ait (Eight)
J – Juliet T – Tango 9 – Niner (Nine)

Check our medical transcription dictation tips next month to learn more.

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