These days, a good command over English is mandatory for those nurses who want to work in English speaking environment. By taking ‘online English for nurses’ course, you can learn all the Basic English expressions and vocabulary related to medial field. This will help you a lot in making your patients feel more comfortable and have a better understanding of their requirements. If you want to learn online English for nurses from experienced medical and English language professionals then look no further than SLC’s (Specialist Language Courses) ‘Online English for Nurses’ course. It’s a CPD-accredited, 100 hour, online course that is especially designed for nurses with a lower-intermediate (B1) level of English. The course will teach you to communicate effectively in all essential situations at hospitals both with patients and healthcare professionals, including key patient interactions, clinical pathways, giving accurate handovers, drugs calculations, post-operative and end-of-life care. The course is easy to use, enjoyable and, above all, practical. So let’s have a look over its content.
Lesson 1 – Introducing yourself and saying what you do
In the lesson 1, you will learn how to welcome a patient, talk to your patients and colleagues and describe your role and responsibility, medical terminology – prefixes suffixes and base words in English, the language used in healthcare, medical language versus everyday health terms, vocabulary related to staff in the hospital, hospital charts: patient admission form.
Lesson 2 – Talking about pain
In the lesson 2, you will learn how to talk about the pain, vocabulary related to various types of pain, how to use a pain scale for pain severity, asking about location of pain, offering and explaining pain medication, understanding types of pain killers and their side effects, chronic pain, reading and filling up hospital charts and pain scale assessment tools and defining the anterior and posterior of body.
Lesson 3 – Pressure area care
In the lesson 3, you will learn vocabulary of pressure ulcers and their stages, vocabulary of body- the lower back and buttocks, vocabulary of hospital charts – water low pressure area assessment tool, intentional rounding – changing a patient’s position, pressure area care of a wheelchair bound patients, injuries and falls.
Lesson 4 – Injuries and falls
In the lesson 4, you will learn vocabulary of injuries and falls, managing a fractured clavicle, hospital chart: falls risk assessment, vocabulary of sprains, strains and dislocations, writing an incident report, how to use mobility aids – walking frames, crutches and walking sticks, taking care of a patient with a plaster cast and giving a handover.
Lesson 5 – Infection control
In the lesson 5, you will learn the vocabulary of micro-organisms, hospital, acquired infections, use of PPE, taking a blood sample, how to describe wound infections and dressings / burns chart, hospital charts: wound care chart, how to take a temperature and reporting abnormal readings, and explaining isolation nursing to patients’ relatives.
Lesson 6 – Intravenous therapy and IV injections
In the lesson 6, you will learn vocabulary of IV fluids and IV injections, medication calculations of IV fluids and IV injections, defining IV equipment, needle stick injuries, checking and giving an IV antibiotic, reading VIP scores, fluid balance chart and IV prescription – volume and time and talking about clinical pathways.
Lesson 7 – Administration of medications
In the lesson 7, you will learn vocabulary of different types of medication, drug calculations, checking drugs, dose, frequency, allergies, discussing side effects and interactions, vocabulary of medication and the elderly, giving discharge advice, TTAs, putting in eye drops and eye ointment, reading and filling drug charts.
Lesson 8 – Breathing difficulties
In the lesson 7, you will learn describing respiration, monitoring respiratory rate – reporting abnormalities, talking about breathing difficulties and asthma – types of inhalers and nebulisers, vocabulary of breathing equipments, how to read and fill up oxygen prescription, discussing benefits of lifestyle changes, quit smoking, giving advice on use of nasal sprays.
Lesson 9 – Post-operative care
In the lesson 9, you will learn vocabulary of post-operative care, taking a handover in recovery, explaining discharge information, reading hospital documentation such as district nurse referral, taking about patient confidentiality, using handover sheets, managing phone enquiries and using SBAR to communicate with colleagues.
Lesson 10 – End-of-life care
In the lesson 10, you will learn vocabulary of different types of cancer and its treatment, talking about chemotherapy side effects, managing unpleasant symptoms after radiotherapy, vocabulary of palliative care and care after death, supporting relatives and explaining physical changes near death
By taking SLC’s ‘online English for nurses’ course, you can learn nursing English anytime and anyplace as this course can be easily accessed on a pc, tablet or smartphone. Activities and exercises of this course are short and engaging, so even 10 minutes can be productive. If you have any query regarding this course, call +44 1273 757 535 today. To buy this course online, please log onto https://www.specialistlanguagecourses.com/shop/online-english-for-nurses-getting-the-essentials-right