Medical Spanish in the Emergency Department

5 days of practical medical Spanish!
What providers need to know to feel confident examining
Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency

2020 date to be announced soon!

ICEP Conference Center, Downers Grove, IL


This 5-day course will teach practical medical Spanish to allow providers to obtain a basic medical history, examine patients without assistance, and provide simple discharge instructions to limited English proficiency Spanish-speaking patients.

Each half day offers a complaint-based series of lectures and practical exercises. Common health-releated Hispanic cultural beliefs and practices will also be discussed.

>> TARGET AUDIENCE <<
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, residents and other health care personnel

The goal of the course is to assist providers in building a rapport with Spanish-speaking patients. It will not make one proficient in Medical Spanish and is not intended to replace the use of interpreter services when needed.

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Spanish (high school level, familiarity with basic conjugation of verbs and sentence structure)

Topics

  • Lesson 1: Basic grammar rules; Anatomy; Patient greetings
  • Lesson 2: Role of the interpreter
  • Lesson 3: Anatomy; Pain; Cultural implications of “healers”
  • Lesson 4: Chief complaint; History of present illness; Physical exam
  • Lesson 5: Plan of care
  • Lesson 6: Gastrointestinal; Genitourinary
  • Lesson 7: Cardiovascular
  • Lesson 8: Respiratory
  • Lesson 9: Dental; Ophthalmology; Lacerations; Burns
  • Lesson 10: Pediatrics
  • Lesson 11: Neurology; Psychiatry
  • Lesson 12: Obstetrics/gynecology; Domestic violence
  • Lesson 13: Orthopedics
  • Lesson 14: Cultural awareness, humility and beliefs
  • Lesson 15: Motor vehicle collisions; Diabetes
  • Presentations and scenarios with simulated patients
COURSE COST
ACEP Member Physician $395
Non-Member Physician $425
Physician Assistant, Resident, Nurse, NP or Other Health Care Personnel $299
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ICEP - Illinois College of Emergency Physicians
3000 Woodcreek Drive, Suite 200, Downers Grove IL, 60515
Telephone: 630.495.6400 | 888.495.ICEP
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