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Nurses who work in medical clinics and doctor’s offices that serve Spanish-speaking patients will find that our online program, Spanish for Medical Office Nurses will assist them greatly in dealing with those patients. Topics include: patient room traffic, intake instructions and taking vitals, assisting the physician in examinations, explaining diagnoses and follow-up instructions, and collecting blood and urine samples.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to utilize Spanish in order to do the following:
Greet patients and employ basic social and courtesy phrases
Use communication strategies to negotiate a mutual level of understanding
Express and recognize numbers 0-999
Control patient traffic among rooms
Provide intake instructions and take vitals
Assist the physician with all phases of exams
Conduct blood draws
Collect urine specimens
Explain follow-up treatment
Conduct routine treatment procedures
Explain and administer medicines and injections
Conduct patient dismissal
You will also gain a basic understanding of various differences between U.S. and Latino cultures that are important to know in order to avoid possible misunderstandings.
Approximate Time for Course Completion: 30 hours (course remains active for 120 days)