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Travelers Conference 2016: Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Special Note: Register for CEs for this course only if you attended the 6-hour Medical Spanish Intensive course on Sunday, September 25, 2016. These CEs are not for the 1-hour Abbreviated Medical Spanish course presented on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Author:
Tracey Long, RN, PhD, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE, CHUC, COI, CCRN

Tracey is a registered nurse who has worked in critical care, telemetry, and primary care for almost 30 years. She developed health education and diabetes programs in Spanish for local hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she now resides. Tracey earned a double bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science and Spanish from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in Public Health Education at California College of Health Sciences, and an MSN in Nursing Education at UNLV. She completed her PhD in Nursing Education and Leadership. Tracey has served on the nursing faculty at the College of Southern Nevada and at Nevada State College. She has been a health-welfare missionary in Colombia and works with International Service Learning, taking nurses and students to Belize, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica and other developing countries, where they offer medical clinics to rural communities. Her research interests are international health and nursing, simulation, cultural competency training, measuring effectiveness in education, and diabetes education. She served on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for the National Nursing Simulation Study Team.

As a freelance speaker Tracey earned the Educator of Excellence Award, and has been an invited keynote speaker for nursing school graduations, nursing career fairs, nursing webinars, and genealogy seminars. She has written three children’s health books as well as Climbing Family Trees: Whispers in the Leaves about researching genealogy. She married her college sweetheart and they have their own Brady Bunch of six kids, who teach her what’s really important in life! 

 

 



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: December 31, 2016
  • Course price: $0

Course Summary

The rising Hispanic Latino population in the U.S. creates potential communication gaps with non-English speaking patients. Healthcare providers who can learn to speak basic Spanish phrases can increase their confidence and competence and improve patient care. This intensive course enhances the learner’s knowledge and ability to communicate basic medical terms to Spanish-speaking patients with awareness of cultural considerations.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 3: Professional Issues, Supervision; Contemporary Issues and Trends

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Explain general cultural and language considerations for Spanish speaking patients with limited English.
  • Recognize the components to fluency in a foreign language.
  • Identify basic Spanish phrases needed to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients in your role as a healthcare provider.
  • Describe resources available for health care providers to learn Spanish phrases and resources for non-English speaking patients to receive translated medical information.
  • Create assessment questions that stimulate a one-word or yes-no response.

    Instructions
  • Online
  • Study the course, take the test, register and pay, print your certificate. Done!

  • Print Option
  • Click "Print Option" to print a hard copy with mail-in instructions.

  • Take the Test