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Unit 8 Recovery and assessing the elderly Word Definition Translation anaesthesiologist a medical

Unit 8 Recovery and assessing the elderly

Word

Definition

Translation

anaesthesiologist

a

medical specialist who administers

anestesiólogo (n)

(n)

an anaesthetic to a patient before they are treated

aromatherapy (n)

a

treatment that uses massage with

aromaterapia (n)

pleasant smelling natural oils to reduce pain and make you feel well

arthritis (n)

disease that causes the joints of your body to become swollen and very painful

a

artritis (n)

better (adj)

more healthy or less ill or painful than

mejor (adj)

before

bring (v)

to get something for someone and take it to them

traer (v)

care home (n)

building where people who are old or ill live and are looked after

a

geriátrico (n)

cleansing solution

a

liquid used to make something

solución limpiadora

(n)

completely clean

(n)

commode (n)

piece of furniture shaped like a chair that can be used as a toilet

a

WC portátil (n)

community

to help or support you in your own

asistencia

assistance (n)

home

domiciliaria (n)

computer room (n)

a

place that contains electronic

sala de

machines that store information and

ordenadores (n)

use programs to help you find, organise or change the information

day trip (n)

visit to an interesting place when you go there and come back the

a

viaje de un día (n)

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to an interesting place when you go there and come back the a viaje de un

Word

Definition

Translation

 

same day

 

dentures (n pl)

a

set of artificial teeth worn by

dentadura (n)

someone who does not have their own teeth any longer

difficulty (n)

if

you have difficulty doing something,

dificultad (n)

it

is hard for you to do

dining room (n)

a

place where people eat meals

comedor (n)

elderly (n)

used as a polite way of saying that someone is old or becoming old

ancianos (n)

exercise (n)

physical activities that you do in order to stay healthy and become stronger

ejercicio (n)

financial

to have enough money for your needs

seguridad

security (n)

financiera (n)

forceps (n pl)

medical instrument used for picking up and holding things

a

fórceps (n)

garden (n)

the area of land next to a dwelling where there are flowers, grass and often a place for people to sit

jardín (n)

glasses (n pl)

spectacles that help you see

gafas (n)

grabber (n)

device used to hold things to pick them up

a

asidor (n)

heal (v)

if

a wound or a broken bone heals,

sanar (v)

the flesh, skin, or bone grows back together and becomes healthy again

hearing aid (n)

small object which fits into or behind your ear to make sounds louder; worn by people who cannot hear well

a

audífono (n)

identity (n)

someone's identity is their name or who they are

identidad (n)

infection (n)

disease that affects a particular part of your body and is caused by bacteria or a virus

infección (n)

inflammation (n)

swelling and pain in part of your body, which is often red and feels hot

inflamación (n)

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and pain in part of your body, which is often red and feels hot inflamación (n)

Word

Definition

Translation

introduce (v)

if

you introduce someone to another

presentar (v)

person you tell them each other's names for the first time

join up (phr v)

to connect together

unir (v)

keep in touch (phr)

if

you keep in touch with someone,

permanecer en

you keep communicating with them even though you may live far apart

contacto (loc)

knot (n)

a

part where one or more pieces of

nudo (n)

thread have been tied or twisted

together

laundry room (n)

place where clothes are washed and ironed

a

lavandería (n)

library (n)

room containing books that can be looked at or borrowed

a

biblioteca (n)

majority (n)

most of the people or things in a

mayoría (n)

group

natural (adj)

existing in nature

natural (adj)

nature walk (n)

a

journey on foot through the

caminata por la naturaleza (n)

countryside that is designed so that you can see interesting plants,

animals, etc. along the way

 

oxygen mask (n)

a

piece of equipment that fits over

máscara de

someone's mouth and nose to provide them with oxygen

oxígeno (n)

percent (n)

an amount equal to five, ten, etc. parts out of a total of 100 parts

porcentaje (n)

pick up (phr v)

to lift something up

recoger (v)

procedure (n)

way of doing something, especially the correct or usual way

a

procedimiento (n)

programme (n)

a

series of planned activities or

programa (n)

events, or a list showing what order

they will come in

progress (n)

the process of getting better

mejora (n)

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order they will come in progress (n) the process of getting better mejora (n) PHOTOCOPIABLE ©

Word

Definition

Translation

pull (n)

an act of using gentle force to take something from the place where it is fixed or held

tirar (v)

pull off (v)

to remove something from something else by pulling it away

extraer tirando (v)

reach (v)

to move your arm in order to touch or lift something with your hand

alcanzar (v)

remove (v)

to take something away from, out of or off the place where it is

retirar (v)

respondent (n)

someone who answers questions, especially in a survey

encuestado (n)

securely (adv)

tied tightly, especially in order to make something safe

con seguridad

(adv)

snip (v)

to make a small cut with scissors

cortar (v)

speak (v)

to talk to someone about something

hablar (v)

specialised (adj)

designed for a particular purpose

especializado (adj)

sterile (adj)

completely clean and not containing any bacteria that might cause

estéril (adj)

infection

stitch cutter (n)

a

disposable instrument with a

cúter para puntos

stainless steel blade; used to cut

(n)

stitches

suture (n)

a

stitch that is used to sew a wound

sutura (n)

together

take out (v)

to remove something from a bag, box, your pocket, etc.

sacar (v)

tape (n)

narrow length of plastic that is sticky on one side and is used to stick things

a

cinta adhesiva (n)

together

tell (v)

someone tells you something they communicate information

if

contar (v)

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tell (v) someone tells you something they communicate information if contar (v) PHOTOCOPIABLE © 2012 Pearson

Word

Definition

Translation

tray (n)

flat piece of plastic or metal with raised edges; used for carrying things, e.g. medical equipment

bandeja (n)

tug (v)

to pull with one or more short quick

tirón (n)

pulls

vital signs (n pl)

body temperature, pulse or heart rate blood pressure and respiration rate

signos vitales (n)

walking frame (n)

structure made of metal to hold onto to assist walking

a

andador (n)

waste bag (n)

container which usually opens at the top used to hold unwanted items that may be hazardous

a

bolsa de residuos

(n)

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the top used to hold unwanted items that may be hazardous a bolsa de residuos (n)