ENGLISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS (Nurses and Doctors)
This content of the article was written by Mr Duong Van An, an English teacher who regularly teaches for nurses and doctors at hospitals in Danang.
Conversation 1: FEVER
Patient: Nurse, I think I might have a fever, It’s so cold in here !
Nurse: Here, let me check your forehead.
Patient: What do you think ?
Nurse: You feel a bit warm, let me get a thermometer to check.
Patient: How do I raise my bed ? I can’t find the controls.
Nurse: Here you are, is that better ?
Patient: Could I have another pillow ?
Nurse: Certainly, here you are. Is there anything else I can do for you ?
Patient: No, Thankyou !
Nurse: OK, I’ll be right back with the thermometer.
Patient: Oh, justa moment. Can you bring me another bottle of water, too ?
Nurse: Certainly, I’ll be back in a moment.
3 minutes later:
Nurse: I’m back, here’s your bottle of water. Please put the thermometer under your tongue.
Patient: Thank you !
Nurse: Yes, you have a slight fever. I think I’ll take your blood pressure as well.
Patient: Is there anything to worry about ?
Nurse: No. Everything’s fine. It’s nomal to have a bit of fever after an operation like yours !
Patient: Yes, i’m so glad everything went well.
Nurse: You’re in good hands here ! Please hold out your arm
Conversation 2: SORE THROAT
This content of the article written by Mr Do Minh Hoang, an English teacher in Danang.
Doctor: Good morning, you look pale and your voice is out of tune.
Patient: Yes, doctor. I’m running and temperature and have a sore throat.
Doctor: Lemme see. (Let me see).
(Doctor touches the forehead and feel temperature of the patient)
Doctor: You have a moderate of fever. So how do you feel now?
Patient: My throat was burning and hot, it was difficult to swallow and I felt chills.
Doctor: You need to rest now and take medicine and drink a lot of water. I’ll prescribe medicine for you, if you don’t feel better, let come back here after 3 days I’ll check again.
Patient: Doctor, how about food i need to eat for recover quick ?
Doctor: You need to eat more vegatables, fruits and foods with anti-imflammotary and anti-bacterial properties. If you need more let go to khamdinhkydanang.com for detail.
Conversation 4: Sprains
A foreigner enters your clinic with a sprain, you receive and exploit his condition:
Nurse: You seem very tired, sit dow here and tell me what happened to you ?
Patient: I had a small accident when I was riding a motorbike on the road, at that time I didn’t feel pain, but when I got home, my feet were swollen and very painful when i walked.
Nurse: Maybe you had a sprain, let me take you to see the doctor.
At the doctor room:
Doctor: How do you feel right now ?