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School Crisis Key Medical Phrases

School Crisis Key Medical Phrases

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Published by John Simmons
Multi-Cultural Crisis Response: Key Medical Phrases

School crisis communications for interpreters

This manual establishes a comprehensive list of questions and instructions that a health care professional will need translated in order to provide care to a foreign-speaking student or school staff member.

Prepared by www.SchoolSafetyPartners.org
Multi-Cultural Crisis Response: Key Medical Phrases

School crisis communications for interpreters

This manual establishes a comprehensive list of questions and instructions that a health care professional will need translated in order to provide care to a foreign-speaking student or school staff member.

Prepared by www.SchoolSafetyPartners.org

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SCHOOL SAFETY PARTNERSPAGE 1 OF 18
 
SCHOOL CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTERPRETERS
Multi-Cultural Crisis Response:Key Medical Phrases
DRAFT – MARCH 25, 2009
Part 1: Introduction
1.
 
Do you understand this language?2.
 
We are here to help you.3.
 
I do not understand your language.4.
 
There is no one available who speaks this language.5.
 
Try to answer my questions with "yes" or "no."6.
 
Move your head like this for "yes."7.
 
Move your head like this for "no."8.
 
Do you know where you are?9.
 
We are in contact with someone from your school.10.
 
We will try to contact someone from your family.11.
 
We cannot give you anything to eat or drink.12.
 
If you need surgery, your stomach must be empty.13.
 
We will give you food and drink as soon as it is safe to do so.14.
 
Are you thirsty?15.
 
Are you hungry?16.
 
Do you need to urinate?17.
 
Do you need to defecate?18.
 
I understand.19.
 
I do not understand.20.
 
Please.21.
 
Thank you.22.
 
You are welcome.23.
 
Thank you for talking with me.24.
 
I will talk with you again.25.
 
Good-bye.
 
SCHOOL SAFETY PARTNERSPAGE 2 OF 18
 
Part 2: Guidance
1.
 
Be quiet.2.
 
Come with me.3.
 
Describe it with gestures.4.
 
Do not get excited.5.
 
Do what I ask.6.
 
Do you mean "no?"7.
 
Do you mean "yes?"8.
 
Hold up the number of fingers.9.
 
I will get an interpreter.10.
 
Is this it?11.
 
No.12.
 
Point to it.13.
 
Relax.14.
 
Show me.15.
 
Squeeze my hand once for "yes."16.
 
Squeeze my hand twice for "no."17.
 
Write your answer here.18.
 
Yes.
Part 3: Registration
1.
 
What is your given name?2.
 
What is your family name?3.
 
What is your nationality?4.
 
What country were you born in?5.
 
What is the name of your school?6.
 
What is the name of your teacher?7.
 
Do you have any brothers or sisters at school?8.
 
Where are your parents?9.
 
What are your parents’ names?10.
 
Do you have phone numbers for any of your family members?11.
 
How old are you?12.
 
Do you have an identity card?13.
 
Show me your identification.14.
 
Do you have any bad reactions to medications?15.
 
What is the name of the medication that causes bad reactions?16.
 
Do you have any allergies to medicines?17.
 
What is your religion?18.
 
Do you smoke tobacco?19.
 
How many packs per day do you smoke?20.
 
Are you married?21.
 
Do you have any children?
 
SCHOOL SAFETY PARTNERSPAGE 3 OF 18
 
Part 4: Assessment
1.
 
You have been injured.2.
 
You are ill.3.
 
Lie still.4.
 
We will take care of you.5.
 
Let us help you.6.
 
We must examine you carefully.7.
 
We will try to not hurt you further.8.
 
Do exactly what we ask.9.
 
Keep your head very still.10.
 
Keep very still.11.
 
This will help protect you.12.
 
Can you breathe?13.
 
Say your name out loud.14.
 
Do you hurt anywhere?15.
 
Show me where.16.
 
Show me where it hurts worst?17.
 
Does this hurt?18.
 
Move all off your fingers.19.
 
Move all of your toes.20.
 
Open your eyes.21.
 
Push against me.22.
 
You will feel better soon.23.
 
You must stay here.
Part 5: Surgical Consent
1.
 
You are badly hurt.2.
 
You are very sick.3.
 
We need to take you to surgery.4.
 
We need to remove this.5.
 
We need to repair this.6.
 
If we do not operate, you may die.7.
 
If we do not operate, you may lose this.8.
 
The operation is dangerous, but it is the only way to help you.9.
 
Do you understand that you need this surgery?10.
 
We will operate very carefully.11.
 
We want your permission before we operate on you.12.
 
May we operate on you?13.
 
We will begin the operation as soon as we can.14.
 
This medicine will make you sleep.

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