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English translation: "Completed 20 Emergency Department shifts"

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09:20 Aug 23, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical
French term or phrase: gardes
"A validé 20 gardes au Service des urgences"
This is from a transcript from a "faculté de médecine". I remember this was already asked several weeks ago and I didn't keep it, not needing it at the time (silly me). This does not mean "on call" (i.e. available but not on the hospital premises) but rather "on duty" (in the emergency room). Would "Completed 20 emergency room shifts" be correct in the hospital/medical student context? Thank you all. (I have looked for a way to search the ProZ site for old messages -- found nothing. Is there a way?)
Pattie Kealy
Local time: 03:15
English translation:"Completed 20 Emergency Department shifts"
Explanation:
should do the trick nicely. (The current trend, as indicated by "Service" in the French, is to acknowledge the expansion of emergency care into a full-fledged department. No bad thing...)
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 03:15
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Thanks to both those who answered. Both were very helpful.
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naHas completed 20 shifts/duty sessions in the Emergency Department"
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na"Completed 20 Emergency Department shifts"Heathcliff


  

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1 hr
"Completed 20 Emergency Department shifts"


Explanation:
should do the trick nicely. (The current trend, as indicated by "Service" in the French, is to acknowledge the expansion of emergency care into a full-fledged department. No bad thing...)

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 03:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
Thanks to both those who answered. Both were very helpful.

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Yolanda Broad
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7 hrs
Has completed 20 shifts/duty sessions in the Emergency Department"


Explanation:
Shift = used in hospital contexts or in industry cf. day/night shift.

duty = night/day duty ;
be on duty = be in situ doing your job (cf. being "on call" = being contactable and ready to come in to work but not in fact present). The French terms "etre de garde" as I hear it used by two doctor friends, seems to cover both "on duty" and "on call".
duty doctor/nurse = the doctor or nurse who is there, on duty, doing his or her job.

all the best,

Nikki



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 12:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431

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