Speak Medical Spanish to Your Patients and Clients
What you'll learn
- pronounce Spanish words with confidence
- list body parts in Spanish
- list Spanish questions for the PQRST method of pain assessment
- understand common patient responses
- list common RX and OTC medications in Spanish
- give common directions for use
- understand the Spanish naming system and identify common errors made by Spanish speaking patients
Patients experiencing pain are often distracted from second language knowledge and need assistance in their native language. Half of computer-generated Spanish prescription labels are either inaccurate or incomplete, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. These lead to errors made by patients in following directions for use. Even the order of a Spanish speaker’s name can cause errors in labeling and filing. These problems can be daunting when a medical professional considers that fluency is the only solution.
Stephanie Langston of Hands on Spanish, Inc. (and a professor of Spanish at Georgia State University Perimeter College) has 16 years of experience teaching Spanish to medical professionals both in person and online. Her longer courses are approved for ACPE and ANCC credit. With a focus on correct pronunciation and targeting exactly what is needed in the medical professions, her students are able to communicate for a specific purpose that serves their patients without investing years of time to become fluent.
This course teaches pronunciation basics in order to improve confidence and enable patient comprehension. You will learn to assess pain in patients and to understand common patient responses. Also taught are Spanish names for RX and OTC medications and common directions for use. You will learn to greet Spanish-speaking patients and obtain necessary information from them, such as personal data, allergies and current medications. This program contains expressions that are already put together for your use, as well as the components necessary for you to provide directions of your own. As a result, you will be equipped to better serve your Hispanic patients. This course meets the needs of both the Spanish novice and the native speaker desiring practical medical terminology.
Who this course is for:
- healthcare professionals who want to learn Spanish
- doctors, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, EMTs
Stephanie H. Langston
M.Ed. - Master's in Foreign Language Education
B.A. - Bachelor's in Spanish
B.A. - Bachelor's in Telecommunication Arts
All degrees are from the University of Georgia
with some undergraduate classes taken in Spain and some graduate classes taken in Costa Rica.
Lecturer of Spanish, Georgia State University, Perimeter College Newton Campus and Online
President and Curriculum Director of Hands on Spanish, Inc.
Stephanie Langston teaches Spanish at Perimeter College of Georgia State University both face-to-face at the Newton campus and online. She leads Spanish instructor trainings at the college and was the first Spanish Instructor to teach online. She also taught for the Georgia Institute of Technology and Oxford College of Emory University.
Stephanie is the President, Curriculum Director and Lead Instructor of Hands on Spanish, Inc. Her company's programs include "Pharmacy Spanish" (approved for 12 hours of ACPE credit), “Spanish for Nurses” (20 hours of ANCC credit), "Spanish for the Courts," “WeBspañol” (an online conversational tutorial) and "Uno, Dos, Tres" (a Spanish program for children). The programs are offered online n multi-media format
She also led the development of 200 hours of Spanish curriculum customized for the Immigration and Customs Enforcements Agents of the Department of Homeland Security. She has developed curriculum for the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education, the Georgia Center at the University of Georgia, the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, the National Pharmacist Technician Association, and the Florida College of Advanced Judicial studies, among other organizations. Her clients include CVS/Pharmacy, Horizon Software, Kroger Pharmacy, AT&T and over 40 public and private elementary schools in the Atlanta area. Her co-providers of CE include AMN Healthcare, CECity and Pharmcon.
She lives in Monroe, GA with her husband, Chris, her son, Emery, and her daughter, Maya (both adopted from Colombia). They are active in their church and are avid travelers (49 countries and counting). She also enjoys swimming, biking, singing, dancing, doing triathlons, playing the piano and playing tennis.