¡Estamos juntos en esto!
Many of us will be taking care of Spanish-speaking patients with COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus.
Therefore, we are making new "Spanish for COVID19" lessons. We will continue to add more based on feedback from listeners. Espero que les sea de utilidad. Please leave comments if you have questions or suggestions. ¡Gracias!
Since COVID-19 causes a flu like illness, we have also made our Medical Spanish lessons covering the symptoms, transmission and complications of the flu free to all. We hope you find these audio lessons useful.
Free Spanish for COVID19 Lessons:
Elizabeth and I recorded a Q&A in Spanish about how to prevent spread and what to do if you get sick.
Vocabulary and phrases for talking with our patients and the community about the symptoms of COVID19 and how to prevent the spread of the virus.
Practice Spanish for talking with our patients and the community 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 performing a nasopharyngeal swab test in Spanish.
We review the vocabulary of symptoms listed by the CDC and then 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 COVID19. 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 COVID19. 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 arise. This lesson is based on a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org.
We practice medical vocabulary related to a new treatment for covid-19 using a recent video from BBC Mundo.
A doctor calls a family member to inform them that their loved one passed away from Covid. This lesson is based on a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org.
Eliza and I are currently working on lessons based on a communication guide put together by VitalTalk.org for answering difficult questions regarding COVID19. Please leave comments below if you have suggestions or quesitons for upcoming lessons.
Vital Talk - Communicating Bad News
Free Lessons on 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.