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Digital Seminar

2-Day: Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals: Going Further to Bridge the Communication Gap

Tracey Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE, CCRN
Approx. 12 Hours
Oct 20, 2022
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How often do you feel frustrated, when trying to care for a Spanish speaking patient?

You are trying to communicate well. The patient is trying. Family members might even be chiming in. But…the gap remains and you are apprehensive that important information is lost in translation.

It’s time to brush off your dusty Spanish skills and focus on medical conversations you really need. This course is for those who have a basic foundation of Spanish and are interested in expanding vocabulary that will be immediately beneficial in a mutitude of healthcare situations.

Bridge the communication gap with this intensive program, designed specifically for busy healthcare professionals like you who are ready to learn Spanish in an effective, non–threatening experience.

Imagine being able to apply conversational phrases to communicate so much more effectively with your Spanish speaking patients. Ultimately, you will improve clinical outcomes, reduce communication errors, potentially avoid medication errors and support patient satisfaction. Along the way, you’ll also ease your own worries, as you feel more confident in the communication you can incorporate into practice.


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Tracey Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE, CCRN's Profile

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Director of Clinical Education

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Tracey Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE, CCRN, has been practicing for 35 years, working in critical care, endocrinology, and primary care. She is also a nursing professor teaching courses in medical Spanish, diabetes education, cultural competency, critical care, and medical surgical nursing. Tracey lived in Spain and served as a health welfare missionary in Colombia, South America for 18 months. One of her favorite activities is bringing nurses and healthcare professionals to international medical clinics in Central and South America. She is an international speaker and award-winning educator, Tracey helps experienced healthcare audiences not just memorize, but apply new Spanish knowledge into their own practices.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tracey Long has employment relationships with College of Southern Nevada, Travelers Education Group, and Chamberlain College. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tracey Long is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Association Critical Care Nurses, and the American Diabetes Association.

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  1. Analyze cultural considerations as a healthcare professional working with Spanish speaking patients. 
  2. Develop questions for Spanish speaking patients to obtain a thorough history.
  3. Choose appropriate Spanish vocabulary terms to explore a chief complaint.  
  4. Evaluate medical vocabulary to effectively collect vital signs, specimens, and diagnostic tests. 
  5. Formulate questions in Spanish to complete a head-to-toe physical exam.
  6. Determine terminology for new prescription instructions. 
  7. Plan for medical terminology related to emergency and first aid care. 
  8. Practice quick phrases for allied health professionals (PT, OT, ST) in Spanish.
  9. Choose essential phrases to complete a nutrition assessment. 
  10. Organize phrases to explain specialty and treatment diets. 
  11. Collect social health and mental health histories in Spanish. 
  12. Determine vocabulary to discuss pediatric health and illness. 
  13. Analyze vocabulary terms specific to women’s health, pregnancy, and delivery.
  14. Evaluate factors that affect the delivery of culturally sensitive care.


Chief Complaint Identification
  • Topics: Review Spanish grammar concepts, anatomical vocabulary, medical terms, and cultural concepts such as space, time, and social factors that impact health
  • Clinical application: Identify a patient’s chief complaint and parts of the body in a patient interview
Medical History Taking
  • Topics: Practice a patient interview and physical exam in Spanish
  • Clinical application: Ask questions for initial contact with a patient, obtain a medical history, and primary symptoms
Hospital Setting
  • Topics: Determine frequent vocabulary useful in a hospital setting
  • Clinical application: Perioperative conversations, collection of vital signs, general nursing care and discharge education
Physical Exam
  • Topics: Identify commands useful to completion of a physical exam
  • Clinical application: Head to toe assessment, including each body system
Medications and Emergency Phrases
  • Topics: Past tense verb conjugation, medication teaching, first aid and emergency care phrases
  • Clinical application: Explain newly prescribed medications to patients, as well as emergency care phrases
Nutrition Conversations
  • Topics: Food categories, nutrition assessment, measurements, special diets
  • Clinical Application: Practice nutrition, diet, and food terminology
Social and Mental Health Conversations in Spanish
  • Topics: Social and mental health concepts, family member vocabulary, emotions
  • Clinical Application: Complete social and mental health assessments
Specialty Illnesses
  • Topics: Diagnostic tests, cancer, HIV/AIDS, dental health, holistic health, vision care, perioperative terms, future tense verb conjugation
  • Clinical Application: Use Spanish vocabulary and phrases to discuss diagnostic tests, diagnoses, and treatments
Women and Children
  • Topics: Conversations for reproduction/birth control, pregnancy birth/delivery, STIs, pediatric safety, and school nurse conversations
  • Clinical Application: Analyze vocabulary terms for women and children’s health issues
Cultural Competence
  • Topics: Culture, dimensions of diversity, CLAS standards, models of cultural competence in healthcare
  • Clinical Application: Explain the need to become culturally intelligent and culturally effective as a healthcare professional

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech
  • Language Pathologists
  • Physicians
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Other allied healthcare professionals delivering patient care to Spanish speaking patients


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Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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