Essential Spanish for Healthcare

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Overview

A Quick, Easy-to-Use Program for:
Nurses, Doctors, Clinic and Hospital Administrators, EMS Personnel, and Home Healthcare Workers

Ready to use on the job, Essential Spanish for Healthcare is a vital tool for anyone working with Spanish-speaking clients in hospitals, clinics, or other healthcare-related areas. With the easy pronunciation guide you'll be able to speak Spanish immediately. Clearly organized by situation, the book covers more than 2,500 essential words and phrases.

        
  •         Phrasebook format makes it easy to find the right words and phrases.
            
  •         Phonetic transcriptions help you pronounce Spanish correctly.
            
  •         Culture notes address sensitive issues.
            
  •         Brief grammar and vocabulary notes help you communicate better.
            
  •         Two-way glossary and grammar summary are great for reference.

    Essential Spanish for Healthcare includes many common situations, such as reception and sign-in, general examinations, taking medical history, discussing symptoms, delivering the prognosis, and dealing with family and friends.

    Also Available: Essential Spanish for Healthcare book/cassette package, which includes this manual, along with two cassettesanda quick reference guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609801383
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Living Language Ser.
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Section A. The Bare Essentials 1
1. The Spanish Alphabet 1
2. Pronunciation Chart 2
3. The Spanish Language 4
4. The Latino Culture 6
A. A Quick Overview of the History of Immigration 6
B. Dealing with Cultural Stereotypes 9
5. Essential Phrases 10
6. Numbers 14
A. Cardinal Numbers 14
B. Ordinal Numbers 15
Section B. Administration and Preliminary Examination (By a Nurse) 17
1. Reception: Welcome and Sign-in 17
Culture Note: Greetings 18
Culture Note: Names and Last Names 20
Grammar Note: Addresses and Phone Numbers 22
Vocabulary: Personal Information 27
Grammar Note: The Present Tense 29
2. Prfi Iminary Examination of a Patient (By a Nurse) 30
Culture Note: The Attitude Toward Nurses and Doctors 30
Grammar Note: Direct Commands 33
Section C. The Patient Interview 34
Culture Note: Mutual Respect 34
1. Beginning the Interview 34
Grammar Note: Asking Questions 36
2. History of the Present Illness 37
Culture Note: Avoiding Embarrassment 37
Vocabulary: Colors 43
Vocabulary: Body Parts 48
3. Medical History of the Patient 49
Grammar Note: The Preterite 49
Vocabulary: Common Illnesses 57
4. General Family History 58
Culture Note: Family Values 58
Grammar Note: Subject Pronouns 59
Grammar Note: Object Pronouns 61
Vocabulary: Family Relations 67
5. Life and Lifestyle History 68
Culture Note: Discretion and Loyalty 68
A. Social History 69
Grammar Note: Possessive 69
B. Occupational History 71
Culture Note: Educational Backgrounds 71
Grammar Note: The Gender and Number of Nouns 73
Vocabulary: Professions 77
C. Recreational History 78
D. Environmental History 80
E. Values and Plans 82
Grammar Note: The Future Tense 82
6. The Most Common Questions for Children and Their Parents 86
Grammar Note: The Familiar Command 86
A. Questions to the Child 87
Culture Note: The Familiar Tu 87
B. Chief Complaint and History of the Present Illness 88
Grammar Note: Tener (to have) and Tener que (to have to) 88
Vocabulary: Common Children's Terms 89
C. Questions to the Accompanying Adult 90
Grammar Note: The Imperfect Tense 90
D. Birth History 91
E. Neonatal History 94
F. Growth and Development 96
Grammar Note: Negation 96
G. Immunizations 98
H. Past Medical History 98
Vocabulary: Common Children's Diseases 100
I. The Chief Complaints of Children 101
Grammar Note: The Perfect Tense 101
7. Questions for Adults About Their Daily Activities 105
Vocabulary: Dosage 106
Grammar Note: Reflexives 110
Vocabulary: Diet and Nutrition 111
8. Review of Systems 113
Vocabulary: Body Parts 2 113
A. The Skin 114
B. The Head 116
Grammar Note: Irregular Preterites 116
C. The Eyes 121
Grammar Note: Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives 121
Grammar Note: The Verb Hacer (to do/to make) with Expressions of Time 125
D. The Ears 126
Grammar Note: Verbs with Irregular Yo Forms 126
E. The Nose 128
F. The Mouth and Throat 130
Grammar Note: Commands with Pronouns 130
G. The Neck 133
H. The Lymph Nodes 133
Grammar Note: Double Object Pronouns 134
I. The Breasts 134
J. Cardiorespiratory 137
Grammar Note: Stem-Changing Verbs 137
K. Gastrointestinal 142
L. Urinary 145
M. Female Genitalia 146
N. Male Genitalia 150
O. Musculoskeletal 151
P. Endocrine 153
Q. Nervous System 155
9. The Most Common Questions for the Elderly 162
Culture Note: Addressing the Elderly 162
10. The Patient's Mental Status 171
Culture Note: The Image of Mental Illness 171
Grammar Note: Telling Time 177
Vocabulary: Adjectives of Emotion 183
11. Special Interview Situations 184
A. Family Violence 184
Culture Note: Domestic Violence 184
Vocabulary: Physical Abuse 190
B. The Patient Who May Have Been Exposed to HIV 191
Grammar Note: The Verbs Saber and Conocer (to know) 191
Section D. Medical Procedures 195
1. General Instructions 195
2. Vital Signs 196
3. The Physical Examination 197
Culture Note: Dealing with Patients of the Opposite Sex 197
A. The Skin 197
B. The Lymph Nodes 198
C. The Head 198
D. The Eyes 198
E. The Ears/The Nose 199
F. The Mouth and Throat 199
G. The Neck 200
H. The Breasts 200
I. Thorax and Lungs 201
J. The Heart 202
K. The Abdomen 202
L. The Genitalia 203
M. The Rectal Examination 205
N. The Extremities 205
O. The Neurological Examination 206
4. Specific Medical Procedures 207
A. Drawing Blood 207
B. Getting a Urine Sample 208
C. Taking an Electrocardiogram (EKG) 209
D. The Chest X-ray 210
E. The Stool Specimen 210
F. The Sputum Specimen 211
G. Drawing Blood from a Finger or Heel 211
H. Getting a Throat Culture 212
I. General Closure 212
Section E. The Prognosis 213
Culture Note: Medical Treatment and the Family 213
1. Delivering and Discussing the Prognosis 214
Vocabulary: Comforting Phrases 220
2. Referring the Patient 221
3. Discussing the Treatment 222
A. Discussing the Medical Indications (with Competent Patients or Their Surrogates) 222
B. Discussing the Patient's Preferences 224
Vocabulary: Convincing People 227
C. Obtaining an Advanced Directive from a Competent Adult 228
Culture Note: The Need for an Interpreter 228
D. Discussing the Quality of Life of the Terminally Ill Patient 231
E. Discussing the Contextual Features of the Case 232
Section F. Discussing the Follow-Up 234
1. The Follow-up Visit 234
2. The Discharge 239
Section G. Emergency Procedures 244
1. Diagnosis and Treatment in the Emergency Room 244
A. The Patient Is Conscious and Complains of Pain 244
2. Interviewing the Family or Friend of an Unconscious Patient or a Child 249
Vocabulary: Drug-Related Terminology 256
3. Accidental Exposure to a Toxic Substance 257
4. Emergency Medical Services 258
A. Automobile Accidents 258
B. Determining the Level of Consciousness 261
Grammar Note: Dates and Birth Dates 261
C. Emergency Medical Procedures 262
Section H. Patients With Special Conditions 265
1. Pregnancy and Prenatal Care 265
Culture Note: The Importance of Prenatal Care 265
A. Prenatal Care 266
B. Labor and Delivery 268
C. Postpartum 273
2. The Patient with a Mood Disorder 274
Culture Note: The Image of Mood Disorders 274
3. The Anxious Patient 276
Culture Note: Susto 276
4. The Patient with an Eating Disorder 279
Culture Note: Eating Habits 279
5. The Alcohol-Abusing Patient 281
Culture Note: Alcohol in Latino Culture 281
6. The Patient Who Abuses Tobacco and Other Substances 283
Culture Note: Smoking 283
7. Home Healthcare for the Elderly and/or Physically Challenged 286
Section I. Reference 292
1. Glossary of Grammatical Terms 292
2. Grammar Summary 297
3. Tense Formation Guide 303
4. English-Spanish Glossary 312
5. Spanish-English Glossary 319
6. Index 328
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