I’m posting a Medical Spanish to English Translation card and sheet for nurses and other medical folks. The idea is that you print this out, and laminate if desired. You then bring it right into the patient room with you. If your patient speaks Spanish and you don’t, you can use this card to communicate with him or his family. The first page is English to Spanish. This is the page you want if you want to say something to the patient. Find the phrase in English and then just point to the Spanish translation. If your patient can’t read, or you know a little bit of Spanish, you can read the phrase to him instead of pointing.
The second page is just the opposite. It’s a Spanish to English Medical Spanish Translation Card. Leave a copy of this page with your patient. Now, if your patient wants to speak to an interpreter, he can find the phrase in Spanish and point to it. You can read in plain English what he’s trying to say.
Of course, this is no substitution for interpreters and Spanish speaking nurses. However, it will be a helpful tool in the meantime and it may help you learn Spanish on the way!
Let me know what you think and tell me if you think any additions would be helpful.
Click here to download the translation card.. Then save it to your my documents folder or somewhere else. You can print it from there.