Everyday, first responders and medical personnel face the challenge of communicating with patients whose first language is not English.
The inability to communicate with a patient carries many consequences, including delay in medical care, medical errors and legal risks. The language barrier creates stress not only for the patient, who is unable to provide vital information, but also for the first responder who might feel left in the dark with no supporting information to provide the best quality care.
InterLingua Medical Publishing, the creators of Medical Point2 series, announced the release of the new addition to their language assistance products, the Medical Point2 Mobile. This new product, follows the same format as the rest of the books in the series, but it is more conveniently packaged, making it easier for it to travel anywhere.
The Medical Point2 Mobile allows first responders to point to questions such as: “Do you have any pain?” or “Are you allergic to any medicine?” The patient responds by pointing to the answer in Spanish, which includes an English translation, allowing first responders to act immediately without having to wait for an interpreter. The immediacy of the translation is what makes the Medical Point2 Mobile book an indispensable tool to initiate that first conversation with the patient, while more specialized translation —if needed— arrives.
Included are 117 questions designed by health professionals, as well as sections with patient instructions, instructions on taking medications, and body diagrams with callouts in both Spanish and English. Practical, lightweight and highly convenient, the Medical Point2 Mobile is thin as a gauze pad, and whether inside an EMS kit or a vest, it goes anywhere with emergency medical services personnel to assist them when communicating with Spanish speaking patients.
The Medical Point2 Mobile (medicalpoint2.com) is part of the Medical Point2 series, which includes books, card decks, audio lessons and mobile applications in 17 languages. Patient education handouts are also available in the “Facts About Health” series, which contain printable patient handouts in 6 languages.
About InterLingua Publishing
InterLingua Medical Publishing (thetranslationstation.com) seeks to improve the medical personnel-patient experience, and promote faster healing releasing materials in as many as 17 languages, which include books, cards, audio lessons, mobile applications and patient education handouts.