This training will review basic body systems and anatomy, focusing specifically on the Human Circulatory System, its common ailments, and potential treatments. Knowing these details will help Interpreters better appraise potential assignments offered that may be Cardiovascular, Mental Health, and/or ER related, and recognizing for which they are the best appropriate match. Some pharmacology and prescription drug basics will also be presented. Walking through a general Doctor Appointment, a Cardiology Specialist’s Appointment, and an Emergency Room Triage scenario from start to finish will embed schema that is Deaf-centric and Linguistically appropriate and empowering to Deaf patients. Interpreters will be able to apply the foundational Anatomy to these multiple scenarios, while also considering the role of the Medical Interpreter in these situations, applicability of HIPAA and compliance laws, heightened awareness of the Interpreter’s qualifications prior to accepting such assignments, and creating a sense of allyship and collaboration with all parties throughout the Appointment.
Presented by Bob LoParo, RID CI, CT