Published Aug 27, 2002
Does anyone know if there are any web sites or nursing magazines to help nurses and EMS personell to learn and inprove their spanish to help interpret and or communicate to the Spanish pt.
At our local hospital there has been a lot of Spanish pt.'s coming in with fx femur, chest pain, and othe rmedical problems and if they don't have an interperter or when one is not available to us, it's makes it difficult to communicate and or assess the pt and his/her needs effectifilly.
Any insite or help with this would be most helpful.
David - LPN & EMT-CT -VA
I just came across this site. Do not know if it will be of use. Emily
I am the owner of Spanish4nurses.com
I do have a few people interested in my classes wich will be starting soon, as soon as I get the technical part with th webCam figured out. In the mean time there is plenty of free resources on my site, as well as paid resources. I will announce the classes as soon as I am ready. Send your e-mail address if you are interested in the classes. I also have a subscription by e-mail for Spanish one phrase a week.
Any one that has experience with WebCams and knows of a good place to meet, please contact me and I will give you a few classes for free.
Any one that is interested is invited.
It's a good idea to get a few people that are interested to join and ask your employer to help with the cost of the classes, if that does not work which it should you may share the cost and that will help.
If you do not know any one that is interested, let me know if you are and I can make a small group with nurses from various areas of the country (right now I have about 4 that are interested) some webcam systems can have more that one person on the class and right now I am looking for the best place to do it.
WebCams cost about 40 dollars but you can use it for other things. Also I beleive that your internet speed it's a must to have fast seed or medium speed internet (I have medium speed hopefully that will be enough.)
Please review the materials so that you canparticipate and take the most advantage of the class. The classes will be conversatioal and role playing.
This is the book I have and I recommend:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0750695978/spanishinterp-20/104-8948532-8426352Medical Spanish: The Instant Survival Guide
by Cynthia J. Wilber, Susan Lister (It's Expensive but worth the price since it covers all aspects of health care)
Pilar Fleige R.N.
LPN & EMT-CT
Thank all of you that responded to this thread, if anyone else has anymore inof please advise me. Also I didn't properly intorduce myself when I started repsonding to threads so let me take a minute now, I'm a LPN for about 5 years now and I was a CNA for about 8 1/2 years before that in the state of VA. I'm currently a MET_Cardiac Tech in some other states it is called a EMT-Intermediate, on step lower than a EMT-Paramedic.
hanks David -VA
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