Breaking the Language Barrier: Spanish Terms and Phrases for Medical Office Personnel

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Cengage Learning, Jun 8, 2011 - Medical - 160 pages
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Designed as a quick reference for students and medical office staff, BREAKING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER: SPANISH TERMS AND PHRASES FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL provides key medical terminology that makes it easier to communicate with the Spanish-speaking patient. This is more than an English-Spanish translation dictionary, content includes bilingual information for greeting and scheduling, patient registration, intake and examinations, insurance and billing, referrals, protected health information, infection control, durable medical equipment, lab tests and special procedures, and health education all in a convenient guide that can fit in a pocket! Full-color anatomical illustrations, labeled in Spanish and English, serve as a handy reference to help patients communicate their needs and concerns. Chapters open with an alphabetical list of common medical terms in English accompanied by Spanish translations. The chapters then address topic-related questions and phrases most commonly experienced by medical personnel when communicating with the patient. Color-coded tabs identify the four main units of the guide for quick and easy access.
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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Key Medical Terminology
Front Office
Back Office
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Sandra Marmolejo Romero was born and raised in San Diego, California, and now resides in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked in the medical field for over 35 years and has been a registered nurse for 28 years, holding a certificate as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) for over 10 years. In 1981 she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Point Loma University, formerly Point Loma College. Her career includes working in inpatient and outpatient settings as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, and a Registered Nurse (Medical/Surgical Nurse, Infection Control Nurse, Nurse Auditor for the Medicare and Medicaid systems, Quality Nurse Analyst). For three years she wrote grants, built curriculum, and taught in the classroom as a college associate professor for Southwestern College's (SWC) bilingual Medical Assistant Program in San Diego. She moved to Texas in 2008 where she teaches online courses for SWC, and currently serves as a Cardiovascular Data Outcomes Specialist for the Baylor Health Care System. She is extremely proud of her 28 years of marriage and her two grown children.

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