C02 - Healthcare C.L.A.S Standards, Level 1


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This workshop renders an introduction to the current state of healthcare in the USA and the growing need for translators and interpreters. It describes the requirements to work in the industry. Attendees will be able to decide if medical translation and interpreting is something they would like to pursue and, if so, the next steps to prepare for this growing field.


Do you want to earn a new set of skills? Develop a specialty? Start a complementary career? Create a new stream of revenue for your business adding a new service? Find out what you need to become a medical translator and interpreter. This course is approved for three (3) American Translators Association Continuing Education points.
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This 180-minute workshop will explain the profession of medical translators and interpreters in the USA. Healthcare interpreters and translators provide language services to healthcare patients with limited English proficiency, helping them to communicate with doctors, nurses, and other emergency room, medical and hospital staff, and convert into the target language the needed forms, brochures and other patient materials issued by hospitals, doctors’ offices and medical facilities.

This introduction will explain the basic elements to enter the growing field of medical interpreting and translation, understand the roles, responsibilities and boundaries, explore the challenges and ethical dilemmas, study specific techniques needed to ensure accuracy, and the concepts, skills and knowledge needed to pursue certification. It will also review the importance of medical terminology, as well as the legal environment created by HIPAA and Executive Order 13166 “Improving access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency”.

Upload Date

August 25, 2011

Trainer Bio

Claudia Brauer - Claudia became a trainer of translators and interpreters in 2011, after 35 years of experience as a translator and interpreter. She is also a speaker, writer and blogger on topics related to the current state of the translation and interpreting industry. She has designed and delivered more than 200 hours of proprietary content and uses her wikis to freely disseminated some 25 copyrighted tools designed to help translators and interpreters in the 21st century virtual village. The vision of BrauerTraining is to educate translators and interpreters, so they may become great quality professionals with a high code of ethics, embracing technology to remain competitive in today's world. Claudia can be found on the web at http://brauertraining.com and on Twitter as @Brauer21Century.

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Sophie Meis
8 months ago

Hi Claudia. Many thanks for the very informative presentation, but my certificate did not show up when I finished the course. I tried several times. Certificates for your other courses did show up when I finished them.

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