I was thinking that it will important to learn spanish, but older people like myself who rarely ever meet anyone who speaks spanish will find it difficult to learn and retain.
I was thinking I could learn just a few phrases that pertain to nursing, like "time for medication", "are you in pain", etc,,but who knows if i could understand their response.. so... that got me to looking at the google translator that seems to work pretty well,, has anyone ever used a translation book or software to get away with communication without calling in translators?
for basic initial beside, we use this book, I've tried to post links for the English and Spanish pages, but not sure if its worked!
You need both pages side by side, then choose your question and find the matching question in Spanish.
I've triaged like this and always found it adequate, although i always write on the chart that all history obtained via translator book.
Its mostly 'yes or no' questions, difficult to go wrong really, and it buys you time until you can access a phone service.
Last edit by skylark on May 23, '13
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