Spanish for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

  1. Communicate easily and competently with Spanish-speaking clients in a health-care setting
  2. Translate medical words and phrases quickly and accurately from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English. Pronounce and understand Spanish words.
  3. Identify commonly used terms and phrases and their Spanish translations such as greetings and introductions, days of week, months and seasons of the year, numbers, time expressions, and colors.
  4. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about skin, hair and nails.
  5. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about head and neck.
  6. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about eyes.
  7. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about ears.
  8. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the respiratory system.
  9. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the cardiovascular system.
  10. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about gastrointestinal system.
  11. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the urinary system.
  12. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the female reproductive system and female breasts.
  13. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the male reproductive system.
  14. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the nervous system.
  15. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the musculoskeletal system.
  16. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the immune system.
  17. Ask the patient in Spanish to describe his complaints, signs and symptoms concerning his current health status, medical history and family history about the endocrine system.
  18. Use correct Spanish translations for thousands of medical words and phrases commonly used during the initial assessment, history taking and physical examination.
  19. Ask questions to investigate psychosocial considerations.

 
  1. Introduction to Spanish

  2. Numbers

  3. Days, Months, Dates Seasons

  4. Clock Time

  5. Adjectives

  6. Estar, Ser

  7. Physical Examination

  8. Admissions Data

  9. Daily Activities

  10. Nutritional Status

  11. Sleep

  12. Hair, Nails and Skin

  13. Head and Neck

  14. Musculoskeletal System

  15. Respiratory System

  16. Cardiovascular System

  17. Gastrointestinal System

  18. Urinary System

  19. Male Reproductive System

  20. Female Breasts

  21. Female Reproductive System

  22. Nervous System

  23. Endocrine System

  24. Immune System and Blood

  25. Dental Conversations

  26. Important Expressions

  27. Vocabulary

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