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Medical Spanish for Nurses: A Self-Teaching Guide includes downloadable MP3 audio files. To download them, please click any of the links below.

Chapter 1: The Alphabet, Salutations, and Basic Medical Phrases

1.1 Pronunciation of letters of the alphabet
1.2 Pronunciation of medical acronyms
1.3 Specific sounds
1.4 Medical SpanishEnglish word equivalents
1.5 Patient greetings
1.6 Addressing and referring to patients
1.7 Patient descriptors
1.8 Forming medical questions

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Chapter 2: Basic Anatomy

2.1 Head and neck; senses
2.2 The body
2.3 Internal organs
2.4 Skeletal structures
2.5 Reproductive anatomy
2.6 Basic anatomy of the body
2.7 Use of the expression "to have pain" ("tener dolor")
2.8 Types of pain
2.9 Comprehending patients' pain

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Chapter 3: Essential Verbs

3.1 The verb "to need" ("necesitar")
3.2 The verb "to speak" ("hablar")
3.3 More "-AR" verbs and medically related vocabulary
3.4 The verb "to eat" ("comer")
3.5 The verb "to drink" ("beber")
3.6 The verb "to want" ("querer")
3.7 More "-ER" verbs
3.8 The verbs "to write" ("escribir") and "to prefer" ("preferir")
3.9 3.1 The verb "to sleep" ("dormir")
3.10 More "-IR" verbs
3.11 Reflexive verbs
3.12 3.1 The verb "to feel" ("sentirse")
3.13 Related vocabulary
3.14 The verb "to take a bath" ("bañarse")
3.15 Irregular verbs: "to go" ("ir") and "to give" ("dar")
3.16 Expressing future plans of the patient
3.17 Expressing immediate past patient actions
3.18 Using the present tense to express ongoing past activities ("hace cuanto tiempo")
3.19 Use of "tener" + "ganas de" (to comprehend what a patient feels like doing)
3.20 The verb "to be able to" ("poder")
3.21 The verb "to know" ("saber")
3.22 The verb "to know" ("conocer")

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Chapter 4

4.1 Numbers in Spanish
4.2 Ordinal numbers
4.3 Use of "there is"/"there are" ("hay")
4.4 Expressions of quantity
4.5 "What time is it?" ("¿Qué hora es?")
4.6 "At what time?" ("¿A qué hora?")
4.7 Time expressions
4.8 Months
4.9 Days
4.10 Seasons
4.11 Date
4.12 Date of birth
4.13 Colors

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Chapter 5

5.1 Patients and their family
5.2 Possessive adjectives
5.3 Food
5.4 Vegetables
5.5 Fruit
5.6 Dressings
5.7 Beverages
5.8 Utensils
5.9 Meals
5.10 Measurements
5.11 Verbs
5.12 Adjectives
5.13 The verb "to like" ("gustar")
5.14 "Something is good/bad for me" ("hacerle bien/"hacerle mal")
5.15 Commands
5.16 Reflexive commands
5.17 Continuing with commands

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Chapter 6

6.1 Using the past tense
6.2 Past tense verbs in health care
6.3 Irregular past tense verbs
6.4 Adverbs of time
6.5 To whom or for whom
6.6 Adverbs of location
6.7 Demonstrative adjectives
6.8 Structure of double negative
6.9 List of affirmative and negative words
6.10 Double negatives
6.11 Use of "para" ("for")
6.12 Use of "por" ("for")
6.13 Explanation of subjunctive
6.14 Subjunctive of "to take" ("tomar")
6.15 Subjunctive of "to eat" ("comer")
6.16 Subjunctive of "to live" ("vivir")
6.17 Subjunctive of "to have" ("tener")
6.18 Subjunctive of "to say"/"to tell" ("decir")
6.19 Subjunctive of "to order" ("pedir")
6.20 Subjunctive of "to sleep" ("dormir")
6.21 Subjunctive of "to make"/"to do" ("hacer")
6.22 Subjunctive of "to bring" ("traer")
6.23 Subjunctive of "to swallow" ("tragar")
6.24 Subjunctive of "to touch" ("tocar")
6.25 Subjunctive of "to begin" ("empezar")
6.26 Subjunctive of "to be able to" ("poder")
6.27 Subjunctive of "to rest" ("descansar")
6.28 Subjunctive of "to put" ("poner")
6.29 Subjunctive of "to follow" ("seguir")
6.30 Subjunctive of "to try" ("probar")
6.31 Subjunctive of "to go" ("ir")
6.32 Subjunctive of "to give" ("dar")
6.33 Subjunctive of "to be" ("ser")
6.34 Subjunctive of "to be" ("estar")
6.35 Subjunctive of "to know" ("saber")
6.36 The subjunctive with impersonal expressions

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Chapter 7

7.1 Patient history and vital signs
7.2 Assessment
7.3 Discharging the patient
7.4 Medical supplies
7.5 Medical equipment
7.6 Common medical conditions
7.7 Useful patient care expressions
7.8 Medication delivery system
7.9 The patient room
7.10 Ambulatory care
7.11 The patient bathroom
7.12 Clothing
7.13 Personal effects
7.14 General emergency intake
7.15 Car accidents
7.16 Drug-related emergencies
7.17 Loss of consciousness
7.18 Essential terms related to emergency care
7.19 Communicating with the patient in the ED
7.20 Useful phrases for the HCP in the ED
7.21 Mental health related terminology
7.22 Intake questions
7.23 Assessing patient pain
7.24 Advancing diet for the post-op patient
7.25 Fall-risk patient
7.26 Care of the diabetic patient
7.27 Frequently used statement
7.28 Care for the patient with wounds
7.29 Urinary Catheters

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Chapter 8

8.1 From birth to childhood
8.2 Birth control options
8.3 Gynecological Tests
8.4 Hospital locals
8.5 Intake questions for the expectant mother
8.6 Attending to the woman in labor
8.7 Dos and Don'ts of pregnancy
8.8 Fetal growth and development
8.9 Maternal changes
8.10 Suggestions to help alleviate symptoms
8.11 A summary of the basics of conception
8.12 Contraceptive options
8.13 Diminutives

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Chapter 9

9.1 Head and neck
9.2 Internal organs
9.3 Bones
9.4 The circulatory system
9.5 Chief complaint/history of present conditions
9.6 History of present illness
9.7 Past medical history
9.8 Personal and social history
9.9 Family history
9.10 Review of systems
9.11 Assessment for sexual violence
9.12 Vital signs
9.13 Head and neck examination
9.14 Pulmonary and cardiovascular systems
9.15 Breast and lymph system
9.16 Abdomen
9.17 Muscular skeletal system
9.18 Neurological examination
9.19 Genital examination in men
9.20 Gynecological history
9.21 Obtaining the history of a patient with a vaginal infection
9.22 Conducting the pelvic examination
9.23 Teaching the male testicular self-examination
9.24 Teaching the self breast examination

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Chapter 10

10.1 Communication
10.2 Response to touch
10.3 Bio-sociology
10.4 Nutrition
10.5 Spirituality
10.6 Health care
10.7 Mental health
10.8 Occupation
10.9 Education
10.10 Health risks
10.11 Safety
10.12 Vegetables and legumes
10.13 Fruits and berries
10.14 Beverages
10.15 Sauces
10.16 Typical desserts
10.17 Predominant religion: Caribbean
10.18 Food preferences: Andes
10.19 Primary language: Andes
10.20 Food preferences: Southern Cone

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