Fever PMH [for ER Providers]

Topic:  Fever – Past Medical History (PMH)

Target Audience:  ER clinicians (doctors, PA’s, or NP’s who work in the ER)

Format:  Mainly yes/no questions, a few with short answers  

Video Version

First, I’ll walk you through the medical Spanish phrases for Fever PMH in video form. 

You can listen to the pronunciation, and quiz yourself as you go along.

(PS: This video is also available as a podcast — see below.)

Written Version

If you prefer, here’s the written version of Fever PMH in Spanish.

Note: Parentheses mean the word(s) can be left out, and the phrase should still make sense.

EnglishSpanish
In the past have you had / do you have…En el pasado ha tenido / tiene…
Meningitis?Meningitis?
Ear infection?Infección del oído?
Throat infection?De la garganta?
Sinusitis?Sinusitis?
Pneumonia?Neumonía?
When?Cuándo?
Inflammation of the gallbladder?Inflamación de la vesícula?
Liver?Del hígado?
Intestinal infection?Infección en el intestino?
Obstruction?Bloqueo?
UTI?Infección en la orina?
STD’s?Enfermedades transmitidas sexualmente?
Skin infection?Infección de piel?
With pus?Con pus?
Diabetes?Diabetes?
HIVVIH?
(Organ) transplant?Trasplante (de órgano)?
Cancer?Cáncer?
Where?Dónde?
Have you received chemotherapy?Ha recibido quimioterapia?
[For Peds]Does he/she have all his/her vaccines?Tiene todas sus vacunas?

†: Spanish translation of these phrases can refer to “you” (usted), “he” (él), or “she” (ella).  This may be helpful when obtaining history from a parent or guardian.  

Wrapping Up

Thanks for checking out my Fever PMH dialogue.  You’ll probably find these medical Spanish translations particularly useful if you work as a provider in emergency medicine.

The "Learn Medical Spanish" Podcast

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