Updated: August 2020

Interpreting Coronavirus

This two-hour course covers how to adjust interpreting practice during pandemic as well as the relevant scientific and public health concepts in virology and pandemic management. Interpreters will learn how to deal with the stress and anxiety of all involved, such as when patients must get care with few or no family members in attendance. They will also learn to assist the care team and patients with communication challenges such as unfamiliar technology and masks and gain confidence in being able to adapt to new practice realities, such as interpreting through remote modality rather than in-person; stay safe from coronavirus.

Learning objectives

  • Gain confidence in being able to adapt to new practice realities, such as interpreting through remote modality rather than in-person
  • Stay safe from coronavirus
  • Assist care team and patients with communication challenges such as unfamiliar technology and masks
  • Deal with the stress and anxiety of all involved, such as when patients must get care with few or no family members in attendance

August 2020 Update includes

  • Routes of transmission
  • Treatment and Prevention
  • Communities at risk

Continuing Education Units/Credits​

  • 2 hours for CCHI
  • .2 IMIA/NBCMI
  • 2 hours WA-DSHS CEUs
  • .2 BEI CEUs
  • .2 RID CEUs (Pre-approved as PINRA by TSID. TSID has a $10 processing fee. They waive that fee for current TSID members. This fee is not collected by MasterWord.)
Linda Golley

Presenter's Bio:​

Linda Golley trains medical interpreters and medical interpreter trainers throughout the country. She is an experienced language access program manager as well as an ADA specialist. She is former vice-chair for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.

Updated: August 2020

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Created: April 2020

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This option does not offer any continuing education units/credits.

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters - CCHI
International Medical Interpreters Association: IMIA
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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