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ayudante técnico sanitario

English translation: Technical Health Care Assistant

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Spanish term or phrase:ayudante técnico sanitario
English translation:Technical Health Care Assistant
Entered by: Parrot
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07:44 Mar 11, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: ayudante técnico sanitario
Mi cliente me asegura que es el equivalente a lo que en los E.U.A. "ayudante tcnico sanitario" es equivalente a lo que aqu en los EE.UU. llamaramos una enfermera. Que conste que proyecto traducir ms o menos literalmente el trmino, y con una nota al calce aclarar su sentido, que es mi cautelosa poltica de traduccin de los ttulos provenientes del exterior. En todo caso, detesto traducir "a ciegas" y quisiera un poco de luz al respecto. Muchsimas gracias
palomo
Technical Health Care Assistant
Explanation:
If you really want to be strict. An ATS is not a graduate of a five-year B.S. nursing course, although his functions may be similar (note that the male/female ratio in this profession is just about equal). Still and all, there are hospital nurses who are not ATS's and who may weild higher supervisory authority in Spanish hospitals.
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Parrot
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Local time: 10:51
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Cecilia, your contribution was thorough and the fact you have the background in that specific area makes it all the more valuable. Thanks again.
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Summary of answers provided
naTechnical Health Care Assistant
Parrot
nahealth care technical assistantFuad Yahya
nanursing auxiliaryAlbert Golub


  

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25 mins
nursing auxiliary


Explanation:
usually they don't have the same degrees and responsibilities as nurses, they only give basic medical cares in hospitals.
hope it helps
un poco de luz desde francia!!!!!!

Albert Golub
Local time: 10:51
Native speaker of: French

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Fuad Yahya
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3 hrs
health care technical assistant


Explanation:
Your caution is laudable.

The term "nurse" by itself hardly means anything anymore, because of the level of specificity that this profession has achieved.

The standard professional level is called "Registered Nurse" or "RN."

A lower professional level is called "Licensed Vocational Nurse" or "LVN." Such nurses are licensed to practice in the states of Texas and California (possibly in other states as well, possibly under different titles).

"Nursing Aid" and "Hospital Aid" are entry-level assistants that are, strictly speaking, not nurses at all. Hospitals are very careful to distinguish them by issuing them different uniforms.

On the higher ends of the profession, a registered nurse can go on to become a "Clinical Nurse Specialist" or "CNS." I am sure there are other categories that would give outstanding nurses well-deserved advancement opportunities.

The term you quoted does not seem to fit this tidy scheme of professional progression, but then again it is not supposed to. I would be quite leery of using the word nurse anywhere near the term you describe, even as an explanatory gloss. If the "nurse" in question is interested in having her/his credentials matched to the system prevailing in the US, there are organizations that specialize in that. As I said, I applaud your caution.

Fuad


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5 hrs
Technical Health Care Assistant


Explanation:
If you really want to be strict. An ATS is not a graduate of a five-year B.S. nursing course, although his functions may be similar (note that the male/female ratio in this profession is just about equal). Still and all, there are hospital nurses who are not ATS's and who may weild higher supervisory authority in Spanish hospitals.


    Translated for 2 years in the Spanish National Institute of
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 10:51
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PRO pts in category: 22
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Cecilia, your contribution was thorough and the fact you have the background in that specific area makes it all the more valuable. Thanks again.
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