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All the tools you need to communicate confidently and effectively with Spanish-speaking patients

As a dedicated healthcare provider you know that effective communication is key to providing patients with the high quality of care they deserve. And for healthcare providers working in North America that often entails communicating with Spanish-speaking patients and their families.

A valuable resource for physicians, nurses, hospital technicians, physical therapists, and medical administrators with little or no Spanish-language experience, this book provides you with all the Spanish you need to do your job.

Convenient, flexible, and complete, McGraw-Hill's Spanish for Healthcare Providers features:

  • A Comprehensive Course Book--Using sample dialogues, numerous exercises, and more than 200 expert illustrations, the book introduces a vocabulary of 3,000 general and medical terms, builds familiarity with typical medical situations, and develops a greater awareness of Latino culture and its impact on healthcare issues. A bilingual glossary features 1,000 of the most useful medical Spanish terms for easy reference.
  • Audio CDs--Featuring a variety of native speakers, the first two CDs contain vocabulary, phrases, and dialogues that reflect a wide range of common medical situations--everything from the first interview to medication instructions and follow-up--while the third zeros in on situations typically encountered by physicians, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, and other healthcare providers. An accompanying booklet contains the full scripts and English translations of the dialogues.
  • Continuing Medical Education Tests for CME credit--The 15 CME tests contained in this booklet have been approved by the AMA for up to 75 hours of credit. Test accreditation is sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071664271
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/22/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 152,340
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 10.56 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Ríos and José Fernández Torres have been teaching medical Spanish for more than twenty years. Their workshops are accredited by the American Medical Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Association of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 11.1
The alphabet1.3
Nouns: gender and number1.4
Parts of the body1.5
"What is this?"1.6
"Where is …?"1.7
"What do you need?"1.8
Chief complaintChapter 22.1
Vital signs2.3
Question words and prepositions2.4
Internal organs2.5
Giving instructionsChapter 33.1
Common -ar verbs3.3
More numbers3.6
Common symptoms (Chief complaints)3.7
Qualifying and quantifying painChapter 44.1
Household items4.2
Telling time4.4
Conjugation of -er verbs4.7
Conjugation of -ir verbs4.8
Pediatrics (La pediatría)4.9
A simplified form of the future tense4.10
Emergency room (La sala de emergencias)4.11
"Ser" v. "estar"Chapter 55.1
The family (La familia)5.2
More verb tenses5.3
Illnesses (Enfermedades)5.4
Types of food (Tipos de comidas)5.5
Diet (La dieta)5.6
Indirect object pronouns5.7
Irregular -er and -ir verbsChapter 66.1
Irregular verbs in the present tense6.2
Days of the week (Los días de la semana)6.3
Months of the year (Los meses del año)6.4
Authority figures and home remedies6.5
The imperative mood or command form6.6
A physical exam (Un examen físico)6.7
A neurologic exam (Un examen neurológico)Chapter 77.1
Key power verbs7.2
Prescription and diet instructions7.3
El examen de papanicolau (Pap smear)7.4
Beware of direct translations7.5
Las instrucciones y direcciones (Giving directions)7.6
Present progressive tense7.7
Meustra—análisis de sangre (Blood test)7.8
La muestra dela orina (Urine test)7.9
La muestra de esputo (Sputum test)7.10
Pruebas de la piel (Skin tests)7.11
Las radiografías (Taking X rays)7.12
Resultados y diagnósticos (Results and diagnosis)Chapter 88.1
Possessive adjectives8.2
Impersonal "se"8.3
Demonstrative adjectives8.4
The preterit tense8.5
Irregular verbs in the preterit8.6
Una visita con bébé (Well-baby visit)8.7
La sala de emergencia: una infección del oído (Emergency room visit: ear infection)8.8
La sala de emergencia: un ataque de asma (Emergency room visit: an asthma attack))Chapter 99.1
Reflexive verbs9.2
Direct object pronouns9.3
Autoexamen mensual de los senos (Monthly breast self-examination)9.4
Dolor abdominal (Abdominal pain)9.5
Una visita al dentista (A trip to the dentist's office)9.6
Una cita con el oftalmólogo (An appointment with the ophthalmologist)9.7
La dermatología (Dermatology visit)9.8
La farmacia (The pharmacy)Chapter 1010.1
Cross-cultural communication10.2
Herbal remedies10.3
Medicines (Medicinas)10.4
Illnesses and symptoms (by area)Appendix A: Verb TablesAppendix B: Answer KeyAppendix C: Dialogues and monologues: English translationsSpanish-English GlossaryEnglish-Spanish Glossary

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