Objective

The main objective of this course is to teach you, a healthcare professional, basic, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language skills and to provide opportunities to use these skills in daily activities and conversations while you are in a Spanish-speaking country. You can then apply these skills in your clinical practice when you return home.

 

Course Sessions

Tucson, Arizona

  November 6 - 10, 2017

Costa Rica

  December 4 - 8, 2017

  January 8 - 12, 2018

  February 5 - 9, 2018

 

Course Description

Monday |  7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“Icebreaker” activities, basic Spanish verbs, simple patient conversations, forms of introduction

Tuesday |  7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Medical Spanish vocabulary, communicating in the clinical setting in Spanish, reflexive Spanish verbs.

Wednesday |  FREE DAY
Enjoy Tucson or Costa Rica!

Thursday | 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Obtaining a medical history, family history, answering patient questions in Spanish. The preterite versus imperfect verb tense.

Friday  |  7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Communicating with the obstetric patient in Spanish, explanation of the types of anesthesia available (in Spanish). The simple future verb tense.

Safe travels or enjoy another few days in paradise! PURA VIDA!!

 

Faculty

Richard M. Saucier, CRNA, MBA, Program Coordinator of Spanish for Medical Professionals, Owner of Southwest Anesthesia & Medical Seminars, Tucson, Arizona

Jeffrey W. Gabbitas, PhD, Professor of Spanish and Medical Interpretation and Translation, Pima College, Tucson, Arizona. Principal Program Instructor, Southwest Anesthesia & Medical Seminars, Tucson, Arizona.

 

Accreditations

Tucson, Arizona

CRNAs: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1033086; Expiration Date 11/13/17.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Southwest Anesthesia and Medical Seminars. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NPs, PAs, RNs, and Other Health Professionals: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is also accepted by licensing bodies for other medical professions, including Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (APRNs). Some state boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Chiropractors and Psychologists. For RNs/LPNs, at least 50% of continuing education hours for certification can be CME that is approved by organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. You should always check with your state licensing board to ensure AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is accepted.

Costa Rica

CRNAs: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1034833; Expiration Date 12/3/2018.

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Southwest Anesthesia and Medical Seminars. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NPs, PAs, RNs, and Other Health Professionals: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is also accepted by licensing bodies for other medical professions, including Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (APRNs). Some state boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for Chiropractors and Psychologists. For RNs/LPNs, at least 50% of continuing education hours for certification can be CME that is approved by organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. You should always check with your state licensing board to ensure AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is accepted.

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Course Cancellation Policy:  Registrants (participants) can cancel their registration for each meeting up to 30 days prior to the session with a $100.00 cancellation fee. After that time period, cancellation by a participant will incur forfeiture of the total registration fee, which may be applied to future class registration fees at our discretion. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover unforseen circumstances that may necessitate cancellation on your part!

Provider Cancellation:  We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to each registered participant  with 100% of registration amounts paid refunded

Schedule & Faculty Changes:  Factors beyond our control may necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform registrants prior to the program. If local conditions necessitate changes on site, they will be announced in class.