Headache Testing & Treatment [for ER Providers]

Topic:  Headache Testing & Treatment

Target Audience:  Emergency medicine clinicians (doctors, PA’s, or NP’s)

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

Video Version

First, I’ll walk you through Headache Testing & Treatment in video form. 

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Written Version

If you prefer, here’s the written version of Headache Testing & Treatment in Spanish.

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

We will do… Vamos a hacer…
(Blood and urine) testsPruebas (de sangre, y orina)
Do you want to take medicine for the headache while you wait (for testing)? Quiere tomar medicina para el dolor de cabeza mientras espera (las pruebas)? 
Medicine for nausea?Medicina para náusea?
We will give you…Le vamos a dar… 
Medicine /Medicina /
A pill /Una pastilla /
An injection /Una inyección /
(Intravenous) fluidsSuero (por la vena)
I will measure the pressure inside your eyes. Voy a medir la presión dentro de sus ojos.
We also need to put a needle in the lower spine† (to see if there’s bleeding or an infection in the brain). También necesitamos poner una aguja al final de la espina (para ver si hay sangrado o una infección en el cerebro).
Wait here, please. Espere aquí, por favor.
The nurse will come.Viene la enfermera.
I will come back later (to tell you the test results and see how you feel).Regreso más tarde (para avisarle de los resultados y ver como se siente).
(Do you feel) better?(Se siente) mejor?
The same?Igual?
It looks like you haveParece que tiene…

Wrapping Up

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

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