Explaining CPR in Spanish

Learn to discuss CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in Spanish with the family of a patient with advanced dementia.

Next week, we will begin a series of lessons based on 4 scenarios where a patient suffers an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In this series, we will learn how to explain the results of CPR, the condition of the patient, and the next steps in their care in Spanish. To introduce this series, we are revisiting a dialogue from our Palliative Care series, in which a doctor explains CPR while discussing code status with the daughter of a patient admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. 


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Dialogue 3:05

Key Medical vocabulary 

We are going to admit him to the hospital 5:03

His health has deteriorated.  6:11

Would he like to receive CPR? 8:09

Explanation of CPR 11:35

We return to the dialogue 16:10

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This lesson is part of our Palliative Care series. In this series, we cover. 

  1. Advanced Directives
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  3. A DNR order and less aggressive therapies at the end of life
  4. Discussing goals of care for a critically ill patient 

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I recorded this dialogue with one of my Spanish teachers from México, Ángel Bahena. Click here to take lessons with Ángel.  

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