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EMS Translator Field Guide: Spanish Edition

Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
David Swadener, EMT-P
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763731649
  • ISBN-10:0763731641
  • Spiral/paperback    57 pages      © 2004
Price: International Sales $26.95 US List
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Communication is essential to providing life-saving emergency care. In our diverse, multicultural society, English is not always the primary language spoken by patients. The EMS Translator Field Guide, Spanish Edition is designed to facilitate communication between English-speaking providers and Spanish-speaking patients.

The EMS Translator Field Guide, Spanish Edition allows the provider to simply point to Spanish questions and explanations, rather than requiring him or her to learn the language or pronounce words phonetically. When the provider needs to obtain more information from the patient about his or her medical condition, the provider selects a question they wish to ask from a list of queries written in English and then simply points to the corresponding question in Spanish. The Spanish-speaking patient then needs only to answer "yes" or "no" to the questions posed to him or her. The English and the Spanish translation are laid out side-by-side, allowing the English-speaking provider to quickly find and point to the Spanish version. Moreover, the Field Guide's topics are arranged alphabetically by medical condition, ensuring that the EMT can quickly and effectively communicate with his or her patient.

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The field guide series was designed with the special needs of an EMT in the field in mind! Durable, water-resistant, and compact, this specialized field guide was made for your convenience.

The EMS Translator Field Guide, Spanish Edition covers:

A
Abbreviations
Allergies
APGAR Scoring System
Asthma 

B
Backboard Use
Bee Stings
Burns

C
Chest Pain
Childbirth
Collecting Personal Information
Coma Scale, Glasgow
Contractions

D
Department Information
Diabetes

E
Emphysema
Epi-Pen (or Epinephrine)
Extremities

F
Family or Friend, Information
Fractures

G
General Questions
Glasgow Coma Scale

H
Health Information
Heart Attack
Hospital Phone Numbers


O
Overdose

P
Pediatric Assessment Guidelines
Personal Health Data
Personal Information
Phone Numbers (Misc.)
Poisoning
Pregnancy

R
Radio Channels
Rule of Nines

S
Sample Radio Communication
Shock
Splinting
Stomach Pain
Stroke

T
Trauma
Trouble Breathing


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (aaos.org or orthoinfo.org), is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues.

More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.” To learn more about A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit ANationInMotion.org.

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David Swadener, EMT-P

David Swadener is a career Firefighter/Paramedic serving a large city fire department for the past 15 years. At the present time, he is a Paramedic Training Officer.  "It is my hope that this field guide helps other firefighters and paramedics cross over the communication barrier, and assist in treating and caring for the sick and injured they see everyday."