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Spanish for Nurses, 7 Benefits

¡Ay!  ¡Me duele la espalda y no puedo caminar!  Necesito un doctor ahora mismo.

Do you know what you are being told?

Ow!  My back hurts and I can’t walk!  I need a doctor right away.

If you were in this patient’s shoes, wouldn’t you want to be understood?  Do not hesitate and act ¡ahora mismo!

Here are seven reasons why you should learn Spanish if you work in the medical field.

1.  Make a personal connection with your patients and their families!

2.  Facilitate patient orientation in the hospital environment!

3.  Assess patient comfort level!

4.  Gather and convey basic and important information!

5.  Inform and instruct about patient procedures.

6.  Résumé !  Résumé!  Résumé !  Advance your employment opportunities!

7.  Spanish is not a foreign language anymore!

Contact Giulia at panelana@gmail.com to register for Nurse Spanish on Fridays at 9:30am at the Language Loft.

You will not be sorry…..and neither will your patient!

I know everyone has a busy schedule, so please find below a variety of flexible options, accommodating a consistent study of the Spanish language in the hospital arena.

Three ways to learn Spanish at the Language Loft:

1.  Tutoring
2.  Tele-tutoring
3.  Class for nurses
¡Hasta pronto!
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Isabella in Sicily

Ciao Giulia,
Here are some pics from our trip and a short statement about how my Italian studies helped me.
Ci vediamo giovedì. Non vedo l’ora,
Isa

My husband and I recently visited Sicily with American friends who have a house there and have visited there 2 or 3 times a year for 9 years. They encouraged me to speak Italian to the locals because they say my accent and vocabulary are better than theirs.

Trapani, Italy

Trapani, Italy

In Trapani (where they harvest sea salt with windmills) I was able to ask for the local specialty of “Busiate con le sarde”.

“Busiate con le sarde”.

“Busiate con le sarde”.

I was able to read a sign advertising the “Infiorata” in Castelbuono and we got to go there and see it. The designs on the street are all made with flower petals.

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I could even translate the difficult tenses in this phrase.

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