Preparing the Patient for Surgery

Learn to talk about anesthesia in Spanish. In this audio lesson, you will hear a nurse anesthetist prepare a patient for surgery in Spanish. He asks about prior surgeries, about the current surgery, when she last ate or drank, when she last took her blood pressure medications and about her allergy to penicillin.

Clinical Encounter

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Subscribe to the premium audio lessons at In the premium Surgery series, we review the vocabulary and practice interpreting each line of the above clinical encounter and the preoperative evaluation. We also cover different types of anesthesia in Spanish. Finally, we go over useful vocabulary and phrases recommended by a doctor who does outreach trips to Peru, performing facial reconstruction surgery.

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