This training will review basic body systems and anatomy, focusing specifically on the Human Respiratory System, its common ailments, and potential treatments. Knowing these details will help Interpreters better appraise potential assignments offered that may be ENT, Pulmonary, Mental Health, and/or ER related, 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 Pulmonologist Specialist’s Appointment, and an Emergency Room Triage scenario from start to finish will embed schema that is Deaf-centric and Linguistically appropriate (mult-modal) and empowering to Deaf patients. Interpreters will be able to apply the foundational Anatomy to these scenarios, while also considering the role of the Medical Interpreter, 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