Spanish translation

  1. Does anyone know where I can find an English-Spanish translation for phrases about labor and delivery?

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  3. by   brinley_s

    Try that web site- a mentor of mine that is an OB nurse sent it to me.
  4. by   newgrad2005
    That site is awesome! I am going to print it out and keep a copy in my pocket at work!

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    Try that web site- a mentor of mine that is an OB nurse sent it to me.
  5. by   Nursein2007
    Thank you so much for posting that!
  6. by   Nursein2007
    That will be very helpful where I work, considering at least half of our pts. are Spanish speaking!
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  9. by   ElvishDNP
    That is a pretty neat site - the only thing I didn't like was the phrase "We need to have the baby here now." The way it's written in Spanish is saying "You need to have the baby here, and right now." That's the literal translation and it comes across sounding a shall I say it....paternalistic? Kind of dictating to the poor lady when she should have her baby, IMO. May be a little nitpicky but that's what it sounded like to me.

    Otherwise, it looks pretty cool. Lots of useful phrases.
  10. by   allthingsbright
    a million thanks for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   08cbrule
    working in a border town with many spanish speaking patients our facility has provided translation phones has anyone used them before?
  12. by   08cbrule
    should spanish speaking nurses get paid additional for translationing?
  13. by   ElvishDNP
    There is a whole thread on that topic, and not just about Spanish speakers.
  14. by   HappyNurse2005
    WE have loads of Spanish ladies, many who speak no english. We do have translation lines, but sometimes that is not practical when she's unmedicated, pushing, etc.

    I can manage, usually, i had several years of spanish in high school, 9 years ago, and do okay. Certainly could use some help, though. I just realized the other day that i didnt know how to say "what is your due date?" and "born"