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Unit 3 The patient ward

Word arm (n) Definition one of the two long parts of your body between your shoulders and your hands making sure someone has everything they need Translation brazo (n)

attentive (adj)

atento (adj)

bandage (n)

a narrow piece of cloth that you vendaje (n) tie around a wound or around a part of the body that has been injured the level of heat produced and sustained by body processes a bedside button attached to the wall in a patient's room, which directs signals the nursing station thinking about what other people need or want and trying to help them temperatura corporal (n)

body temperature (n)

call light (n)

luz de llamada (n)

caring (adj)

atento (n)

clean supply room (n)

a place that contains unused sala blanca de suministro (n) items necessary for a particular purpose to shut something in order to cover an opening the clothes that people wear set of abilities, e.g. listening, language skills that people use to exchange information and cerrar (v)

close (v)

clothing (n) communication skills (n pl)

ropa (n) habilidades de comunicacin (n)



Definition communicate


complain (v)

to say that you are annoyed, not satisfied or unhappy about something or someone a place where people hold private meetings

quejarse (v)

conference room (n)

sala de conferencias (n)

consultant (n)

British English a hospital doctor mdico especialista (n) of a very high rank who has a lot of knowledge about a particular area of medicine communication with a person a piece of equipment that measures the temperature of your body electronically contacto (n) termmetro digital (n)

contact (n) digital thermometer (n)

disposable thermometer (n)

a piece of equipment that termmetro desechable (n) measures the temperature of your body and is intended to be used once and then thrown away further down the corridor to put food in your mouth and chew and swallow it something that uses electricity to function official organisations, e.g. the police, fire service that deal with crime, fires and injuries more of something, in addition to the usual or standard amount or number resulting in death to give food to a person to complete some information by writing it down, e.g. on a al final del pasillo (frase) comer (v)

down the hall (phr) eat (v)

electronic (adj)

electrnico (adj)

emergency services (n pl)

servicios de emergencia (n)

extra (adj)

extra (adj)

fatal (adj) feed (v) fill in (v)

mortal (adj) alimentar (v) cumplimentar (v)



Definition form


flexible (adj)

a person, plan, etc. that is flexible can change or be changed easily to suit any new situation a liquid

flexible (adj)

fluid (n) geriatric (adj)

fluido (n)

relating to the medical care and geritrico (adj) treatment of old people the act of giving someone else control transferencia (n)

handover (n)

head (n)

the top part of your body that cabeza (n) has your face at the front and is supported by your neck to have something in your hand, hands or arms a serious medical condition caused by extreme cold sostener (v)

hold (v)

hypothermia (n)

hipotermia (n)

important (adj)

an important event, decision, importante (adj) problem, etc. has a big effect or influence on peoples lives or on events in the future in competent or safe care en buenas manos (frase)

in good hands (phr) IV (n)

(= intravenous) medical equipment that is used to put liquid directly into your blood the regular paid work that you do for an employer to turn your eyes towards exactly where something is to find using your eyes a record of a patients medical information, e.g. medical history, treatments received, medications

intravenoso (n)

job (n)

trabajo (n)

look at (phr v)

mirar (v)

look for (phr v) medical record (n)

buscar (v) registro mdico (n)


Word monitor (v)

Definition to carefully watch and check a situation in order to see how it changes over a period of time the part of your face which you put food into, or which you use for speaking very close to something with nothing in between a room in a hospital that is used by nurses as a place to relax a central place on a hospital ward for nurses to the direction of the left a piece of equipment that measures the temperature of your body to be used in the mouth a request for a company to supply goods a gas that has no colour or smell, is present in air and is necessary for most animals and plants to live the feeling you have when part of your body hurts able to wait calmly for a long time a room in a that is used by patients as a place to sit and relax a place on a hospital ward where doctors do their paperwork behaving or speaking in a way that is correct for the social

Translation monitorizar (v)

mouth (n)

boca (n)

next to (prep)

contiguo (adj)

nurses lounge (n)

sala de descanso de enfermeras (n)

nurses station

sala de enfermeras (n)

on the left (phr) oral thermometer (n)

a la izquierda termmetro oral (n)

order (v)

pedido (n)

oxygen (n)

oxgeno (n)

pain (n)

dolor (n)

patient (adj)

paciente (adj)

patient room (n)

sala de pacientes (n)

physicians area (n)

rea de mdicos (n)

polite (adj)

amable (adj)



Definition situation you are in, and showing that you are careful to consider other people's needs and feelings


put (v)

to move something to a particular place or position, especially using your hands something that people may have as part of their character, e.g. intelligence look at written words and understand what they mean someone whose job is to welcome and deal with people arriving in a hotel, office building, hospital, etc.

colocar (v)

quality (n)

calidad (n)

read (v)

leer (v)

receptionist (n)

recepcionista (n)

responsible (adj)

having a duty to be in charge of responsable (adj) or to look after someone or something sensible and able to make good judgments, so that you can be trusted resonsable (adj)

responsible (adj)

routine (n)

the usual order in which you do rutina (n) things to say something very loudly a place where dirty or potentially infectious materials are disposed of grtar (v) sala de material contaminado (n)

shout (v) soiled utility room (n)

supervisor (n)

the person in charge of an supervisor (n) activity or people and whos job it is to make sure that things are done in the correct way to describe an action for example if you take a walk you walk somewhere realzar (v)

take (v)

take off (phr v)

to take something away from or sacar (v) off the place where it is


Word take time (v phr)

Definition to stop doing something else in order to spend time with someone or something

Translation sacar tiempo (v)

temperature chart (n)

information that is clearly grfico de temperaturas (n) arranged in the form of a simple picture about how hot or cold a person is to try to cure an illness or injury tratar (v) by using drugs, hospital care, operations, etc. to turn a switch on a machine, e.g. oven, radio so it produces more heat, sound, etc. poner en marcha (v)

treat (v)

turn up (phr v)

tympanic thermometer (n)

a thermometer that uses the termmetro de tmpano (n) heat from the tympanic membrane (in the ear) to take a persons temperature not kind or friendly; not poco amistoso (adj) behaving towards someone in a way that shows you like them and are ready to talk to them or help them very important and needing to be dealt with immediately urgente (adj)

unfriendly (adj)

urgent (adj)

visitors toilet (n)

a room in a hospital with a toilet lavabo para visitas (n) in it for someone who has come to visit a patient to use having a lot of knowledge or information about a particular subject covered in or full of water or another liquid bien informado (adj)

well-informed (adj)

wet (adj)

hmedo (adj)