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Digital Seminar

Module 16: Spanish for HealthCare Professionals

1 Hour 09 Minutes
Audio and Video
Feb 20, 2019
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* Credit Note - ***CE Details Can Be Found Under the First Module


Tracey Long, PhD, MS, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CDCE, CCRN, CNE, COI's Profile

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Dr. Tracey Long has been a practicing RN for 35 years and is a nursing professor teaching courses in medical Spanish, diabetes education, cultural competency, critical care, and medical-surgical nursing. She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for 25 years and has formally taught hundreds of healthcare professionals to be ready to take the certification exam. As a family nurse practitioner, she has worked in endocrinology.

One of her favorite activities is bringing nurses and healthcare professionals internationally each year to volunteer in medical clinics in Central and South America. She has a passion for active learning and as an international speaker and award-winning educator, Tracey helps nurses truly learn and apply the material to improve patient care.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tracey Long has employment relationships with Roseman University, College of Southern Nevada, and Chamberlain College. She receives compensation as a national speaker. Tracey Long 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 of Critical Care Nurses, the American Diabetes Association, the National Certified Diabetes Educator Association, and the American Nurses Association. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Education Development and is a contributing editor Yangtz Journal of Medicine.


Lesson 1: How to Learn Spanish, Alphabet, and Cognates

  • Employ common greetings in Spanish
  • Catalogue components of language and strategies to learn a foreign language
  • Formulate common Spanish cognates
  • Utilize the Spanish alphabet

Lesson 2: Numbers and Nouns

  • Integrate general cultural, physical and language considerations for Spanish-speaking clients into treatment to improve client level of functioning
  • Employ comprehension of numbers for time, measurements and money
  • Demonstrate the concept of gender for nouns

Lesson 3: Food, Clothes, and Admitting Questions

  • Perform Spanish vocabulary for food & clothing
  • Utilize patient admission questions in Spanish
  • Execute yes/no questions in a clinical setting

Lesson 4: Parts of the Body and Verb Conjugation

  • Formulate basic anatomical terms in Spanish
  • Demonstrate proper use of pronouns
  • Apply conjugation rules for three basic verb forms: AR, ER and IR

Lesson 5: Colors and Physical Assessment Questions

  • Distinguish and pronounce colors
  • Utilize yes/no questions practically, in session with clients
  • Compose physical assessment questions for the neurological system

Lesson 6: Family, Irregular Verbs, and the Integumentary System

  • Perform Spanish vocabulary for family members
  • Utilize irregular verbs: ir, tener, querer with proper conjugation
  • Employ Spanish vocabulary words to describe the integumentary system

Lesson 7: Ser/Estar and Respiratory System

  • Integrate prefixes, suffixes and possessives to expand Spanish vocabulary
  • Demonstrate the proper uses of ser and estar
  • Practice scenarios for clients with respiratory issues

Lesson 8: Hobbies, Directions, CV System, and Diagnostic Tests

  • Utilize vocabulary for hobbies
  • Demonstrate vocabulary for medical tests and settings
  • Dramatize scenarios for the cardiovascular system

Lesson 9: Telling Time and the Gastrointestinal System

  • Utilize Spanish vocabulary to calculate time to improve client engagement
  • Apply Spanish vocabulary to describe the calendar
  • Practice vocabulary for gastrointestinal system

Lesson 10: Quick Phrases, Emotions, Professions, and the Genitourinary System

  • Employ quick Spanish phrases that can be put to practical use in-session
  • Utilize various words/phrases for emotions and professions in Spanish
  • Construct a physical assessment of the genitourinary system with Spanish terms

Lesson 11: Animals, Opposites, and the Musculoskeletal System  

  • Perform correct pronunciation of Spanish vocabulary for animals
  • Practice proper pronunciation of Spanish vocabulary for opposites
  • Dramatize scenarios for the musculoskeletal systems

Lesson 12: Medical Equipment, Specialists, and the Reproductive System

  • Practice Spanish vocabulary related to the reproductive system
  • Conduct Spanish conversation regarding typical health care equipment
  • Utilize proper terms for medical specialists in relation to client assessment and treatment planning

Lesson 13: Gustar- like Verbs, Vital Signs, Patient Hygiene, and Administering Medications

  • Utilize the verb gustar properly with clients
  • Appraise client hygiene and nutrition
  • Employ Spanish vocabulary while taking vital signs
  • Complete the administration of medications in Spanish

Lesson 14: Reflexive Verbs and Assessment Questions

  • Choose and utilize reflexive Spanish verbs
  • Utilize Spanish vocabulary common in prescriptions and clinical settings
  • Construct assessment questions in Spanish

Lesson 15: Body Language, Cultural Competence, and Complementary Alternative Medicine

  • Distinguish common body language used in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Develop training to become culturally competent
  • Evaluate common complementary and alternative medicine used in Spanish-speaking cultures

Lesson 16: Final Scenarios, Commands, and Emergency Phrases

  • Utilize clothing vocabulary
  • Determine how to use a translator correctly
  • Respond basic meanings in conversational Spanish



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 7


Amanda F

"Wonderful course. So happy to have this as a resource! "

Laura M

"excellent course and presenter!"

Tracy K

"Handouts for Lessons 11, 12 and 14 are missing some slides on past tense verbs, special diets, hypoglycemia and prescriptions. Otherwise excellent course! Good organization and very well presented."

Charles M

"Very much enjoyed this course! Me gusto mucho!"

Valerie N

"I really enjoyed Tracy's energy and obvious love of Spanish. Her enthusiasm is infectious."

Pamela G

"Loved her!"

Meghan S

"Tracy Long did an amazing job of making 16 lessons as engaging an entertaining as possible! I have recommended this course to at least 5 of clinicians. Fantastic work! Muy Bien! "

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