Advanced Medical Interpreting

Sat Sep 24 2022 at 09:00 am to Sun Sep 25 2022 at 06:00 pm UTC-05:00

Norris Conference Centers-Dallas/Northpointe Centre | Dallas

Visual Language Professionals, LLC
Publisher/HostVisual Language Professionals, LLC
Advanced Medical Interpreting
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Advanced Medical Interpreting
About this Event

Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 25th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Highlighted topics include: preparation, doctor's office vs. hospital setting, breaking down terminology and medical questions, medical ethics, the art of "handing off" to the next interpreter, HIPPA considerations, Universal Codes, Informed Consent, avoiding infection exposure, interpreting in the OR, sterile field, best practices when medical situations are not what is expected involving legal, mental health, child services, or palliative care.

Day 1: This workshop will prepare medical interpreters to work in medical settings while remaining safe and avoiding infection exposure. Concepts taught during this session include: infectious diseases, PPE (personal protection equipment), contact precautions, droplet precaution, airborne precautions, interpreting in the operating room including specific instruction on the sterile field, bioterrorism and suggested vaccinations.

Day 2

Morning: Focus on medical terminology and how to break down complex medical terms for meaning.

Afternoon: focus on interpreting medical questions by using several recommended strategies. Medical questions can be extremely tricky and complex. It’s important to have strategies to interpret them accurately. Often when we arrive at medical assignment, things can end up being far more complicated than we originally anticipated and prepared for. Discussions will center on medical assignments unexpectedly becoming legal or mental health situations, or ones that involve child services or palliative care. Strategies on how to navigate complex medical situations will be discussed.



Open to Sign Language and Spoken Language interpreters!

This workshop will be presented in spoken English. We will enthusiastically provide ASL interpreters/ reasonable accommodations for any attendees requesting service by September 10.

0.8 RID PS CEUs approved for each day! BEI accepts RID approved CEUs!

Attendees must be present for the entire day to earn CEUs.


Presenter Bios:


Anna McDuffie, B.S., CI & CT, NIC, SC: L

A native of Atlanta, graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Interpreting for the Deaf. After graduation, she moved to Boston where she worked as a staff interpreter at the Learning Center for Deaf Children, a bilingual/bicultural school for the Deaf. She also worked part time at Boston University as an interpreter for various graduate programs. Anna returned to Atlanta in 1999 and has been working as a freelance interpreter for the past 19 years. She earned a Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration from RID in 1999, the Specialist Certificate: Legal from RID in 2008 and the National Interpreter Certification from RID in 2011. Anna began teaching medical interpreting workshops along with her co-presenter, Heather Brown, in 2008 and is very passionate about standardizing best practices for medical and legal interpreting. Additionally, they published an article in a nationally peer reviewed medical journal entitled Health Care Providers and the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants in January of 2011. She also teaches workshops on legal interpreting. Anna currently lives in Marietta, Georgia, with her husband, Eric. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her step-daughter, Cece, her fur kids, Lola and Pippa, traveling, and playing tennis


Heather Brown, M.S., PA-C, DFAAPA

A native of Washington, DC, she received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Maryland College in 1995, with Summa Cum Laude honors and was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa Key. She then attended George Washington University for her PA training, matriculating in 1998. After that, graduated with honors with a Master’s of Science in Health Sciences, and a Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies in 2000. She began working clinically as a Physician Assistant, practicing Emergency Medicine for the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. Heather moved to Atlanta, GA, Mercer University in 2011 to teach full time in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Professions. She continued to work in both urgent care and emergency medicine, and in 2015, returned full time, to work for Tenet Healthcare and Northside Hospital, in Atlanta, GA, and continues to teach at both Mercer University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Heather was awarded the Distinguished Fellow Award in 2013 by the American Association of Physician Assistants. She has presented at both local and national conferences, holds a patent with the US Patent Office, and has published articles in nationally peer reviewed journals, including Health Care Providers and the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants in January of 2014. In her free time, Heather enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and running, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Thomas, friends and her two boxers, Millie and Avery.


Presented in spoken English. We will enthusiastically provide interpreting services (or other reasonable accommodations) for requests submitted by 9/10/22 at 5p CST. Email requests to: [email protected]


CEUs at the SOME Content Knowledge Level

VLP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations


CEU Sponsor info:

Resolute Interpreting is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This PS, medical interpreting program is offered for 0.8 CEUs each day

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Norris Conference Centers-Dallas/Northpointe Centre, 12005 Ford Road #200, Dallas, United States

Tickets

USD 90.00 to USD 175.00

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