Working Spanish for Medical Professionals

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Practical, on-the-job help for medical professionals who work with Spanish-speaking patients

This compact, phrase-packed resource provides all the vocabulary medical professionals need to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. It's written expressly for caregivers, so users will find the phrases and vocabulary they need to cover everything from routine office visits to treatments and prescriptions to major medical procedures. Complete with ...

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Overview

Practical, on-the-job help for medical professionals who work with Spanish-speaking patients

This compact, phrase-packed resource provides all the vocabulary medical professionals need to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. It's written expressly for caregivers, so users will find the phrases and vocabulary they need to cover everything from routine office visits to treatments and prescriptions to major medical procedures. Complete with pronunciations for all listings, this hands-on guide efficiently bridges the communication gap between physicians, nurses, clinic workers, aid agencies, and emergency responders and their Spanish-speaking clientele.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470095249
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 471,430
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stacie McEniry has over twenty years' experience teaching Spanish and French. Her consulting business, Spanish Language Resource, provides instruction, document translation, and customized language-training manuals.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Pronunciation Guide.

Stress and Accents.

Vowels.

Diphthongs.

Consonants.

Chapter 2 Numbers.

Chapter 3 Time.

Using Time and Time Expressions.

Chapter 4 Days, Months, and Dates.

Days.

Months.

Using Dates and Expressions Relating to Dates.

Chapter 5 Colors and Consistency.

Colors.

Consistency.

Chapter 6 Food and Eating.

Fruits.

Vegetables.

Meats.

Fowl and Game.

Eggs.

Fish and Shellfish.

Sweets.

Beverages.

Condiments and Spices.

Miscellaneous.

Silverware and Meals.

Talking about Eating.

Chapter 7 People.

Family Members and Loved Ones.

Healthcare Personnel.

Chapter 8 Pronouns, Verbs, and More.

Subject Pronouns.

–ar Verbs.

–er Verbs.

–Ir Verbs.

Tener and Tener Expressions.

Chapter 9 Greetings.

How Are You?

What’s Your Name, Origin, Age?

Chapter 10 Commands.

Chapter 11 Anatomical Terms.

Chapter 12 Doctor’s Office Visit.

Greeting the Patient.

The Nurse and Patient.

The Doctor and Patient.

Talking about Pain and How the Patient Feels.

Obtaining a Specimen.

Procedures and Results.

Chapter 13 Admissions.

Chapter 14 The Emergency Room.

Chapter 15 Surgery.

Pre-Surgery.

Interoperative.

Recovery.

Chapter 16 Labor, Delivery, and Caring for Newborns.

Labor and Delivery.

Colostrum.

Breastfeeding.

The Breast Pump and Bottle Feeding.

Postpartum/Neonatal ICU.

Chapter 17 Sports Medicine.

Chapter 18 Diabetes Management.

Explaining Diabetes to a Patient.

Talking to Patients about Hypoglycemia.

Talking to Patients about Hyperglycemia.

Talking to Patients about Sick Days.

Talking to Patients about Foot Care.

Chapter 19 Critical Care.

Cardiac.

Respiratory.

Neurological.

Renal.

Chapter 20 Code Status.

Chapter 21 Catheters, Cannulas, and IVs.

Chapter 22 Social Services.

Chapter 23 Discharge.

Chapter 24 Death and Dying.

Chapter 25 Treatments, Remedies, and Dispositions.

Chapter 26 Prescriptions.

Chapter 27 Human Resources.

Applications and Forms.

Setting Up an Interview by Phone.

Interviewing an Applicant.

Hiring or Turning Down an Applicant.

Benefits.

Job Evaluations.

Chapter 28 Billing Issues.

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