MIICA’s Bridging the Gap (BTG) Course will cover:
* Basic interpreter skills: roles, ethics, conduct and clarifier interpreting.
* How to manage the flow of the session.
* Introduction to the health care system, anatomy, and basic medical procedures.
* Interpreting culture: self-awareness, basic characteristics of specific cultures, traditional health care in specific communities, and culture brokering.
* Professional development:
* Communication Skills for advocacy: how doctor thinks, listening skills, and communication styles.
In a healthcare setting with language barriers, it’s important to have a trained medical interpreter to facilitate communication. Often times, things get lost in translation and it can be a matter of life or death. “Our goal is increase the supply and accessibility of trained medical interpreters through MIICA” says Stephanie Fiorito, Continental Interpreting Services, Marketing Manager. “MIICA is offering the very first Bridging the Gap course in Southern California and it’s a great opportunity to bring this course to the most ethnically diverse region of California”.
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Bridging language gaps in healthcare settings are important not only for the patient’s well-being but it reduces risks for the healthcare provider. MIICA’s courses train medical interpreters to listen to patient concerns, make sure patient needs are met, and convey a sense of care from the physician’s perspective. “Medical interpreting is about more than just being able to speak the language and interpret medical terms” says Luis Echeverry, Continental Interpreting Services President and CEO. “What these courses will do is give confidence to the interpreter to not only interpret accurately and efficiently but to also know when and how to advocate on behalf of the patient.”
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About Continental Interpreting
For more than 20 years, Continental Interpreting Services has provided customers in a variety of industries with language solutions that bridge communication gaps and transcend cultural barriers. Whether we’re providing a single interpreter for a deposition or wide-ranging support for a large conference, we deliver exceptional, expert service from start to finish. Our in-depth experience and broad network enable us to offer the best on-demand language services— statewide, nationwide and worldwide. Same day requests are never a problem. Our extensive network of interpreters and translators makes it easy to find the language professional you need for last-minute assignments and fast turnaround times.