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As the United States grows more diverse each year, it is essential that our doctors are able to communicate with their patients, even if those patients speak another language. The Polygot Med Spanish app helps doctors and other clinicians learn common medical words and phrases in Spanish to help bridge the communication process. Developed by the Duke Area Health Education Center in North Carolina, the app is a portable version of the Polygot: Multimedia Medical Spanish Translator CD-ROM. It breaks these common words and phrases into dozens of categories such as: adjectives, adverbs, and basic grammar; as well as prenatal, emergency, and much more! Read and practice these common phrases or write your own phrase to be translated into Spanish or English. As you practice, the Spanish word or phrase translation can read you the correct pronunciation aloud so there is continuity in the message. Polygot Med Spanish even allows you to save your most used words and phrases into a favorite list for easy access. Polygot Med Spanish is a must-have for all types of clinicians and medical students alike!
Polyglot Med Spanish is easy to use and the perfect tool to bridge the communication gap between health care providers and Spanish-speaking patients. Polyglot Med Spanish offers immediate audio translation of over 3,000 common words, phrases and assessment questions from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
While you are sitting in a café or waiting at the airport, you can practice medical words, phrases, or entire assessment questions! If you have to conduct a mental health assessment or a prenatal assessment on a Spanish speaking patient, we have the phrases you need to get started. Polyglot Med Spanish offers phrases categorized in conversations to allow the health care provider to practice a series of assessment or conversational questions structured to solicit a “yes” or “no” response.
With over 3,000 grammatically correct medical terms and phrases, Polyglot Med Spanish is sure to have the word, phrase or question you need no matter what your clinical setting.
- Polyglot Med Spanish audio is recorded by a native Spanish speaker.
- Polyglot Med Spanish has a simple, clean, and uncluttered interface.
- Polyglot Med Spanish has both Spanish and English audio recordings.
- Search is available for every list – not just one global index – so the search is intuitive and easy to access.
- Clinical assessment questions are categorized into searchable phrase books and conversations.
- The interface allows continuous play of conversations in both Spanish and English.
- All assessment questions are formatted to solicit “yes or no” responses.
- Content has been carefully crafted and refined by actual medical practitioners over the course of 10 years.
I agree that the Polyglot software is intended as an audio language guide for the sole uses of 1) English-speaking health care personnel learning and practicing Spanish phrases that may be relevant to providing medical care to Spanish-speaking patients or 2) Spanish-speaking health care personnel learning English phrases that may be relevant to providing medical care to English-speaking patients. Polyglot is not intended to be used for directly conversing with patients or their families and is not intended as a substitute for trained health care translators. The Duke University School of Medicine is not responsible for any language errors in the software or for its use other than for its intended purposes.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
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