Spanish for COVID-19
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Spanish for COVID-19
Elizabeth and I recorded a Q&A in Spanish about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what to do if you get sick.
We review vocabulary and phrases for talking about the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of the virus.
We review vocabulary and phrases for talking about what to do if you get ill, when to seek medical attention, and how to self-quarantine at home.
We practice discussing who should be tested while supplies are limited and how to talk a patient through a nasopharyngeal swab test in Spanish.
We review the symptoms of COVID-19 and then we practice asking questions and discussing these symptoms in Spanish.
We practice answering difficult questions regarding testing and triage in Spanish. This lesson is based on a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org.
We practice answering questions that come up when patients require hospitalization for COVID-19. This lesson is based on a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org.
We discuss goals of care with a family member when a patient is in critical condition with COVID-19. This lesson is based on a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org.
We discuss goals of care directly with the patient and practice useful responses when emotions run high. This lesson is based on a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org.
Using a video from BBC Mundo, we practice medical vocabulary related to a new treatment for COVID-19.
A doctor calls a family member to inform them that their loved one has passed away from COVID-19. This lesson is based on a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org.
- Spanish for COVID19 Q&A - Prevención y Cuarentena
- Prevención - Review
- Cuarentena - Review
- Symptoms of COVID19 in Spanish
- Vital Talk on Testing and Triage for COVID19
- Vital Talk on Hospitalization for COVID19
- Vital Talk on Goals of Care for COVID19
- Vital Talk on Goals of Care 2
- Vital Talk - Communicating Bad News
Spanish for the Covid Vaccines
We practice discussing the risk of severe adverse effects from vaccinations and the fact that we have seen rare severe allergic reactions to the messenger RNA Covid vaccines.
We practice discussing common side effects of the messenger RNA vaccines against COVID-19.
We practice explaining how the Covid vaccines will not alter your DNA.
We practice explaining how the messenger RNA vaccines work and how they will not alter your DNA.
We practice discussing vaccine effectiveness against the new variants of the coronavirus.
We practice discussing vaccine effectiveness, and we use the IR + GERUNDIO construction to explain that we will be updating recommendations as we learn more.
We practice explaining why we must continue to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus even after vaccination. Then, we practice those recommendations in Spanish.
We present three more useful phrases for discussing vaccines effectiveness and viral transmission as we face new variants.
We practice answering questions in Spanish regarding vaccination after COVID-19 infection, pre-existing conditions, and risk vs benefit of the vaccine.
We practice answering questions in Spanish regarding the recommended number of doses of the vaccine and protection from infection after vaccination.
We practice Spanish for explaining Covid vaccination and monitoring in people with a history of immediate allergic reaction.
We practice different ways to express a medical history and discuss which persons with a history of allergic reaction may still consider the mRNA vaccines. We then describe an immediate allergic reaction in Spanish.
Learn Spanish for explaining this rare adverse event following vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine.
We practice explaining platelets and clots in Spanish.
Ready for a really advanced lesson? In this one, we practice talking about LAS CIFRAS, the numbers or figures form the reported cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome in Spanish.
In this lesson, we practice expressing the rate at which something occurs using the reporting rates of TTS.
In this lesson, we practice describing the symptoms of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome in Spanish.
- Safety of the Covid Vaccines
- Risks of the Covid Vaccines
- Side Effects of the Covid Vaccines
- How the Vaccines Work
- New Variants and the Covid Vaccines
- Recommendations after Vaccination
- Vaccination After Covid Infection and More
- Protection After Vaccination
- History of Allergic Reaction and Covid Vaccines
- Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
OJO: PDFs for the premium lessons can be found in The Flu and Covid – Members
Spanish for the Flu
Learn to ask about symptoms of the ears, nose, throat, lung, and heart in Spanish.
Learn useful vocabulary and phrases for talking about the symptoms of the flu and how it is transmitted.
Discuss the complications of the flu and who is at higher risk of suffering those complications in Spanish. You will learn useful Spanish when discussing chronic disease and risk.
Señora Garcia presents the clinic with a terrible cold. She is quite worried because she is 7 months pregnant and many of the children at the daycare where she works have recently come down with the flu.
Señora García presents with symptoms of the flu. We review all the key vocabulary from the clinical encounter. Then put this vocabulary to work interpreting the encounter into Spanish line by line.
Listen to the doctor explain the diagnosis of the flu, how she likely got it from the sick children at the daycare and the recommended treatment. Since señora Garcia is pregnant, she is more likely to suffer complications. Therefore, treatment with an antiviral medication is recommended.