Communication in a clinical setting is of paramount importance — even a few words lost in translation can be a matter of life or death. Even when qualified translators are available, the complexity and terminology needed to relay symptoms, a diagnosis, medical advice, and questions by doctor and patient is a challenge.
LIS Interpreters helps the medical community provide quality care to limited English speaking clients. Vocabulary and comprehension of “the real meaning” of dialogue allows our translators to interpret complex and extended dialogue, medical forms, and events such as preparation for surgery in clear, concise terms that keep understanding high and risk low.
Spanish speaking patients’ connections with their primary care physician, specialists, nurses, or surgeon is only one aspect of medical interpretation.
In the event of a planned or unplanned surgery, the patient’s family and friends often need to be informed of the status and situation of the patient by an RN, attendant nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical staff members.