SOAP Notes and Medical Charts: The Nitty Gritty of Medical Reports

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Topic: Medical translation

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Start time:Feb 12, 2016 11:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration: 60 minutes.

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Purchase four online sessions for only 130 USD 110 USD today! See other sessions from the bundle below:

January 22 The Patient's Perspective: Best Practices for Translating ICFs and PILs

February 12 SOAP Notes and Medical Charts: The Nitty Gritty of Medical Reports

March 11 Medical Journals: Translating Like A Writer, Not A Scientist

April 22 Where Regulatory Rules: Translating Drug Leaflets, Packaging and Labelling

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Summary:Better understand the format doctors use to write up their reports. Identify the structure and language of SOAP notes and medical charts to better narrow down unknown acronyms and abbreviations. Build a set of medical- and language-specific resources to negotiate technical medical reports.
Progress notes and patient records are the medical translator’s bread and butter—but this does not prevent even the most seasoned medical translators from getting burnt. We will take a closer look at the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) format to understand how doctors think. We will use the tool to understand why “BS” could mean “blood sugar,” “breath sounds,” or “bowel sounds”, and we will build a kit of multilingual resources for the review of systems, lab reports, etc. Finally, we will address capturing succinct source-language style in a translation that is meaningful and not unduly conservative.
Target audience
Translators already specialising in medical translation.
Translators considering crossing over into medical translation.
Terminologists who want to expand their medical knowledge.
Learning objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able:

To identify the structure and language used in SOAP notes and medical charts.

To dissect each section to identify essential terminology and acronyms.

To build a set of language-specific and medical resources to negotiate technical terminology.

To replicate the style and voice of healthcare professionals in your medical translations.
No prerequisites.
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Structure of SOAP notes and medical charts
Understanding how doctors think: system by system
Using structure to target terminology and acronyms
A closer look at lab reports
Capturing the medical "voice"
Terminology resources and glossaries
Virtual platform system requirements
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Erin Lyons    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Erin M. Lyons is a full-time French to English and Italian to English translator, medical writer, and consultant and the Owner and President of BiomedNouvelle. Her primary areas of focus include clinical research, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetic products and she has split her professional career between Europe and the U.S. She has a BA in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago and an MA in Italian and French Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has presented at several ATA Annual Conferences, as well as at the 2011 World Congress of the International Federation of Translators and the 2013 International Conference (Porto) and 6th Annual Congress and Training in France (Biarritz).
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