Spanish for Nurses can help you communicate clearly in most types of medic......more
This handy reference ensures quick and easy communication -- when it's needed most -- between nurses and the more than 35 million Spanish speakers in the United States.
Spanish for Nurses can help you communicate clearly in most types of medical situations, from basic greetings to more complex phrases. Become comfortable taking patient histories, describing medical tests and explaining diagnoses with this guide to medical terms in Spanish.
Learn dialogues from greetings to the diagnostic:
Good morning. What brings you to the office today?
Buenos días. ¿A qué viene a la oficina hoy?
('bweh-nohs 'dee-ahs ah keh bee-'eh-neh ah lah oh-fee-'see-nah 'oh-ee)
I’m here to see the doctor. I have a stomachache.
Vengo a ver al doctor. Me duele el estómago.
(behn-goh ah behr ahl dohk-'tohr / meh doo-'eh-leh ehl ehs-'toh-mah-goh)
Describe your pain: Acute? Comes and goes?
Describa su dolor: ¿Agudo? ¿Va y viene?
(dehs-'kree-bah soo doh-'lohr / ah-'goo-doh / bah ee bee-'eh-neh)
Rudy Valenzuela, RN, MSN, FNP-C, is immediate past-president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. He has received the National Hispanic Health Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Medical Association. He works as a family nurse practitioner at the JWCH Clinic at the Weingart Center in Los Angeles, California.