Thursday, March 04, 2010

Links to Spanish Language Health Information (Patient Instructions in Spanish)

Spanish Discharge Instructions and other Health Teaching  

When making blog articles about specific healthcare teaching issues I look for links to reliable Spanish translations.  So many Google searchers are ending up at a recent blog entry that included some basic English/Spanish translation I decided to make a more helpful page that will lead searchers more directly to helpful and reliable Spanish language health information.  
Don't forget to use the search box in the right hand column to look further, but for now this page provides a variety of helpful links for the Spanish-speaking patient. 

Best Spanish Translation Books for Healthcare Workers:

I have used many Spanish/English healthcare translation books. Far and away my favorites, and the two that I recommend are Medical Spanish, An Instant Translator, by Nasr & Cordero, published by W.B. Saunders  and Spanish for Health Care Professionals, by W.C. Harvey, published by Barron's

Miscellaneous Spanish Language Health Information Links: 

Discharge instructions in Spanish for TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate): "Reseccion Trans Uretral De La Prostata, Instrucciones Para Cuidado En Casa.”
  • Allergy and Asthma Information in Spanish: Spanish translations from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology including information about allergies, asthma, cough and more. Información sobre alergias, asma, tos y más.
  • Topics in Spanish from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse including information about colon polyps, diarrhea, constipation, cirrhosis, food borne illnesses, various types of hepatitis and more. Información sobre los pólipos de colon, diarrea, estreñimiento, cirrosis, enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, diversos tipos de hepatitis y mucho más.
  • Information in Spanish about head lice or "Piojos de la cabeza":  .Center's for Disease Control and Prevention, Piojos de la cabeza and National Pediculosis Organization, Piojos de la Cabeza en Espanol.
  • Consumer information about safety of cribs, drywall, fireworks, and more: Noticias sobre Cunas, paneles de yeso, fuegos artificiales y mas . . .   U.S. Consumer Product Safely Commission en ESPAÑOL with updates on the latest product safety and recalls: CPSC Spanish language page.  La CPSC, es una entidad reglamentaria federal, que protege al público contra riesgos irrazonables, lesiones y muertes asociadas con productos de consumo.
  • Care of the JP (Jackson Pratt) drain from the National Institutes of Health:  Instrucciones después de la inserción de un tubo de drenaje "JP" y otras drenajes.
  • Osteoporosis information from the Dairy Council of California:  Mantengan sus Huesos Fuertes, Consuman Productos Lácteos.
  • Healthy eating and Meal Planning from the Dairy Council fo California:  Articulos y recetas sobre la Alimentación Saludable.
  • National Institute of Health, a Variety of Surgery-Related Topics for download in Spanish.  Pre-operative/Pre-procedure Instructions, after care for these procedures: Biopsy, Bone Marrow Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy/Laryngoscopy/Esophagoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Test, Catheter-Based Treatment, Colonoscopy, Dialysis Access Procedure, Drain Insertion, Endoscopy, Eye Surgery, Gynecologic Procedure, Interscalene Block, Kidney Biopsy, Montgomery Tube/Tracheostomy Placement, Muscle/Nerve Biopsy, Oral Surgery Sinus Precautions, Periodontal Surgery, Port-a-Cath insertion/removal, Septoplasty, Strabismus Surgery (for adults), Strabismus Surgery (for children), Tenkhoff Catheter Insertion, Tenkhoff Catheter Removal, Urological Surgery: cystoscopy, ureteral stent insertion/removal, bladder/prostate biopsy and Postoperative procedure/anesthesia instructions.  Pre-operative/Pre-procedure instrucciones, después de cuidar de estos procedimientos: Biopsia, Biopsia de médula ósea, biopsia de mama, Broncoscopia / Laringoscopia / Esofagoscopia, Cateterismo Cardíaco de prueba, basada en el catéter de tratamiento, la colonoscopia, la diálisis Procedimiento de Acceso, la inserción del drenaje, Endoscopia, Cirugía ocular, Gynecologic Procedimiento, interescalénico Block, la biopsia renal, Montgomery Tube / traqueostomía de nivel, músculo / biopsia de nervio, cirugía oral Sinus Precauciones, cirugía periodontal, Port-a-Cath de inserción / extracción, septoplastia, cirugía de estrabismo (para adultos), estrabismo Cirugía (para niños), Tenkhoff la inserción del catéter, Tenkhoff remoción del catéter, Cirugía urológica: la cistoscopia, la inserción de un stent ureteral / eliminación, de la vejiga / biopsia de próstata y el procedimiento postoperatorio / anestesia Instrucciones.
  • Kidshealth, Teaching your kids about menstruation and puberty.  Talking to your child about Menstruation. Hablar con su hija sobre la menstruación.
  • 24 hour urine test, patient instructions:  Procedimiento: Recolecta una muestra de orina de 24 horas.  
  • Healthfinder.gov in Spanish.  A wealth of health information translated to Spanish is available here, including an encyclopedia of health topics from "the most reliable sources."  Healthfinder.gov en español le ofrece la información más actualizada para que usted y sus seres queridos se mantengan saludables con una Enciclopedia de temas de la salud de las fuentes más confiables.
  • Disaster Preparedness (Spanish Version). Spanish version of suggestions for readiness in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.  Preparación para Desastres asesoramiento para la preparación en caso de un desastre natural o de origen humano.
  • Caringbridge Website keeps loved ones in touch during times of crisis, information for Spanish-speaking patients and families.  Un sitio web CaringBridge ayuda a mantener informados a los seres queridos durante momentos difíciles. Por otra parte, los familiares y amigos brindan apoyo al paciente y a las personas encargadas de su cuidado a través de los mensajes del libro de visitas.


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