Basics of Medical Interpretation in 16 Hours
Developed specifically for organizations utilizing untrained bilingual staff as interpreters, Culturesmart’s StartSmart™ provides bilingual healthcare interpreting staff with an overview of methodologies, standards, and ethics for healthcare interpreting. When paired with a long term continuing improvement plan, those bilingual staff acting as interpreters may dramatically improve the accuracy of communications between providers and Limited-English Proficient (LEP) patients.
StartSmart is a 16-hour program that meets general requirements for interpreters by introducing topics including:
- the interpreter’s roles
- ethical obligations and standards of practice
- cross-cultural communication
- modes of interpreting
- avoiding common interpreter errors
- role plays to practice techniques
Essential Piece™ 300-page
coursebook included with
all training sessions.
This manual contains readings
for all the topics covered
in the training, vocabulary
and role-plays, and more.