O2, Cancer Screening, Pulmonary Rehab in Spanish

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Welcome to our fifth free audio lesson covering Spanish for COPD. This series reviews Spanish for patient education during an initial visit for COPD. In this lesson, the doctor discusses oxygen monitoring and therapy, lung cancer screening and pulmonary rehabilitation in Spanish.

Prior free lessons in this series:

COPD Explained in Spanish
Causes of COPD in Spanish
Alveoli and Blood Gases Explained in Spanish
Pulmonary Function Tests in Spanish

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LEVEL - ADVANCED

Chest x-ray - Spanish for COPD

Diálogo Clínico

Monitorear los niveles de oxígeno

1:29

The doctor explains that they are going to monitor the patient’s oxygen levels while walking at each visit. They are also going to set up a test to monitor her oxygen levels while sleeping because oxygen levels often drop during sleep in people with COPD. If her levels are low, he will be recommending oxygen therapy.

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Detectar cancer

2:16

The doctor recommends a yearly chest CT to screen for lung cancer and encourages her to stop smoking.

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Rehabilitación Pulmonar

2:46

The doctor will be referring her to pulmonary rehabilitation where she will learn breathing techniques and how to exercise with her lung disease.

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Phrase Review

To monitor oxygen levels

3:14

Monitorear sus niveles de oxígeno
To monitor your oxygen levels

Monitorear / Vigilar / Controlar are all used to say, “to monitor.”

To perform daily activities

3:52

Realizar sus actividades cotidianas
To perform your daily activities

Detect cancer before it spreads

4:18

Detectar cáncer antes de que se propague
To detect cancer before it spreads

We always use the subjunctive following the conjunction of time ANTES DE QUE.
We cover this use of the subjunctive in our free lesson: Quiz # 4 – The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses. Spanish Grammar members, see: Subj12 Time Clauses.

Propagarse / Extenderse
To spread (when speaking of disease)

Antes de que el cáncer se extienda
Before the cancer spreads

Volvamos a escuchar el diálogo

5:16

Hazte miembro

7:03

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Special Thanks

...to pulmonologist Dr. Yaron Goldman who reviewed the clinical dialogues and advised us regarding essential information to cover at a patient’s first visit for COPD.

.. and to Ángel Bahena, a Spanish-language teacher from Mexico, who is also trained as an ICU nurse. Ángel helped me with the Spanish for this series and played the role of the doctor. Click here to learn about one-on-one lessons over Skype with Ángel.

¡Gracias por escuchar!

The lessons offered at docmolly.com are a fun way to practice medical Spanish. They are not intended to teach medicine or provide medical advice. These lessons are intended to improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients, but they are not intended to substitute for a qualified medical interpreter.

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