by Doc Molly
December 27, 2022
Members Only Questions for EMS
This lesson is based on a list of phrases and questions put together by one of our members, an ER provider named Laila Powers. ¡Muchas gracias a Laila! Special thanks to my Spanish teacher from Mexico, Gloria Becerril, who helped me translate and record all questions in this lesson.
Lesson 1: How did you injure yourself?
Review Spanish for different types of superficial wounds and questions regarding the mechanism of injury. Since many injuries occur in the workplace, we will cover vocabulary for common tools at a construction site.
Members Only Tetanus Prophylaxis
Practice discussing prophylaxis against tetanus in Spanish. When someone presents with a dirty wound, we must assess their tetanus immunization status and potentially give them both the vaccine and the immunoglobulin, or just the vaccine. This depends on whether they completed the 3-dose primary tetanus vaccination series and the time of their last vaccination.
Members Only Antibiotics, Splint, and Discharge
In this lesson, we will learn to do the following in Spanish: 1) Prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. 2) Place a splint to protect the area of injury. 3) Tell the patient to wait for their discharge instructions before leaving.
Members Only Knee Anatomy and Common Injuries
In this lesson, we first review Spanish for the different structures that make up a knee joint. Then, we practice terminology and phrases for describing sprains, strains, and fractures. LEVEL - INTERMEDIATE
Practice talking about bruises, cuts, ruptures, breaks, tears, and sprains. Use a verb, a noun, and an adjective to discuss these different types of injuries.
Practice using related verbs, nouns, and adjectives to talk about scrapes, pinched nerves and tendons, swelling, dislocations, amputations, bites, and stings.