¿Estamos preparados para COVID-19?
Many of us will be taking care of Spanish-speaking patients with suspected COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus. Since COVID-19 causes a flu like illness, we have made our Medical Spanish lessons covering the symptoms, transmission and complications of the flu available to everyone for free. We hope you find these audio lessons useful.
We have added new "Spanish for COVID19" lessons below, and we will continue to add more based on feedback from listeners. Please leave comments if you have questions or suggestions. ¡Gracias!
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.
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.
Learn to ask about symptoms of the ears, nose, throat, lung, and heart in Spanish.