Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this guide will help health care professionals in all clinical settings communicate easily with Spanish-speaking patients. It presents Spanish words, phrases, questions, and instructions that cover signs and symptoms, history-taking, assessment of all body systems, mental health, diagnostic tests, disorders, medications, procedures, surgery, nutrition and diet therapy, medical equipment, and alternative and complementary therapies. Features include a picture dictionary, clear body-system illustrations with labels in both languages, rules of Spanish pronunciation and grammar, and indexes in English and Spanish.
A companion Website offers audio files with correct pronunciations for hundreds of medical terms in English and Spanish, downloadable to a computer or MP3 player.
Contributors and consultants Foreword 1: The basics 2: Everyday words and phrases 3: Signs and symptoms 4: Examining the cardiovascular system 5: Examining the respiratory system 6: Examining the nervous system 7: Examining the GI system 8: Examining the genitourinary and reproductive systems 9: Examining the musculoskeletal system 10: Examining the immune and endocrine systems 11: Examining the skin, hair, and nails 12: Examining the eyes, nose, ears, and throat 13: Mental health 14: Diagnostic tests 15: Major disorders 16: Medications 17: Procedures 18: Surgery 19: Managing pain 20: Nutrition and diet therapy 21: Medical equipment and supplies Appendices and index