My new toy

  1. Occasionally I have Spanish speaking pts and though there are often English speaking family members available, communication can obviously be difficult. I've thought of getting an app on my phone, but actually took the time to do it today and downloaded Google Translate.

    I've put several frequently used questions/phrases in it & hope it makes things easier! Anyone else regularly use a translator app? Any tips?
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  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Seems like a tedious and drawn out way to converse.

    And who has this much time in a shift???

    Let us know how it turns out in practice.

    Not typically a naysayer, but I'm real skeptical about this experiment.

    Good luck!
  4. by   BacktotheBeach
    I have used it in a pinch and it works really well.
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Glad to hear it.

    How long was the conversation? What was generally discussed? Was pronunciation a prob?

    Thanks for sharing!
  6. by   RainMom
    I haven't had a chance to use mine yet. Spanish speaking pts here are few & far between.

    There is a conversation mode that prints on the screen in both languages as you speak. That way you can see if it is translating accurately & then press a button for audible trans. Then the pt speaks into it for trans to English for you.
  7. by   BacktotheBeach
    My facility uses an online translation service, but it is time consuming to activate. So, I used this app for hourly rounding type quick questions, like is there anything you need, are you in pain, what would you like to eat etc.
  8. by   Havin' A Party!
    Good questions, Back. You'll always need those.

    Bet you'll have them memorized in no time.