Interpreting for Well Visits

Picture of Presenter: Eliana Lobo, M.A., CoreCHI™ and Trainer of Trainers

Presenter: Eliana Lobo, M.A., CoreCHI™ and Trainer of Trainers

Eliana has over 20 years of experience, supervising teams of legal translators and medical interpreters, and overseeing the quality of language access services. She is a nationally certified medical interpreter through CCHI.

This webinar covers interpreting for check-ups and well visits in the following areas of specialization: adult medicine, pediatrics and dental clinic. The presenter shares resources, recommendations and best practices. We look at standards of practice related to sight translation and assisting patients with forms. You will learn about a tool for quickly assessing sight translation requests along with practical suggestions for handling such requests, best practice recommendations for navigating privacy issues while assisting patients with paperwork, as well as how to handle personal information on forms. We will also review the importance of the pre-session.

The majority of the presentation is devoted to what distinguishes annual check-ups for men vs women, adult vs an infant or child, and what one can expect to happen during these types of visits.

With the changes brought about by the implementation of Section 1557, more and more dental practices are scheduling interpreters for their patients. We review practices for preventative (annual check-ups) and corrective (orthodontia) dental care.

Finally, we provide links to reputable resources for glossaries and standards of practice.

CEUs: 1 CCHI, 0.1 RID, 1 DSHS and 0.1 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs (Education Registry ID 19-1045, expiring on 4/9/2021).*

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