Did you think the most difficult part of your job would be remembering medical terms?
Even when you've done all the planning and preparation to handle potentially risky situations, you're still going to get caught off guard while doing the exhausting and potentially hazardous work of a medical interpreter.
Whether it's being sprayed with umbilical cord blood as the doctor makes her cut or an inappropriate advance from a clinic employee after an interpreted encounter, interpreters are routinely exposed to situations where experience and fast-thinking can see them to safety of body and mind.
Identify and respond to inappropriate behavior directed at the interpreter
Identify and respond to potentially dangerous situations
Identify strategies to minimize risk of harm from medical environment hazards
Maintain personal safety while living and working in the same community
ATA: 2 points
CCHI: 2 hours (1 instructional + 1 performance based)
IMIA/NBCMI: 0.2 CEUs
WA DSHS: 2 hours
Live, instructor-led, online classroom
Instructor: Erin Rosales
Specifically for interpreters working on-site in healthcare facilities