English for Foreign Nurses and Medical Professional

This is a 3 months online course designed to give our client a chance to be familiar with the common medical terminologies that will be used in a regular medical setting mandated by their respected employer. There will be a weekly and monthly testing and a final examination.

ENGLISH FOR NURSES CURRICULUM:

APPROXIMATELY: 3-6 MONTHS COURSE

Introducing yourself and saying what you do 

  • Welcoming a patient 
  • Talking to patients and colleagues 
  • Describing your role and responsibilities 
  • Staff in the hospital 
  • Medical terminology 
  • Everyday healthcare language 
  • Hospital charts: patient admission form 

Pressure area care 

  • Pressure ulcers and ulcer stages
  • The body: the lower back and buttocks 
  • Changing a patient’s position 
  • Intentional rounding 
  • Pressure area care of wheelchair-bound patients 
  • Waterlow pressure area assessment tool 
  • The body: lower back and buttocks 

Talking about pain 

  • Types of pain
  • Pain severity and location
  • Administering pain medication
  • Types of painkillers, side effects
  • Chronic pain: osteoarthritis
  • Hospital charts: pain scales
  • The body: anterior and posterior

Injuries and falls 

  • Falls and injuries
  • Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations
  • Care of a patient with a plaster cast
  • Giving a handover
  • Writing an incident report
  • Hospital charts: Falls Risk Assessment
  • The body: legs, thighs, hips, feet

Infection Control 

  • PPE, micro-organisms, HCAIs
  • Taking a blood sample
  • Taking a temperature, abnormal readings
  • Wound infections, burns chart
  • Isolation nursing
  • Hospital chart: wound care chart
  • The body: skin, nails, hair

Breathing difficulties 

  • Respiration and respiratory difficulties
  • Breathing equipment
  • Asthma – types of inhalers and nebulizers
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Discussing lifestyle changes
  • Hospital charts: oxygen prescription
  • The body: the chest

Intravenous therapy and IV injections 

  • IV equipment, needle stick injuries
  • Administering IV fluids
  • Checking and giving an IV antibiotic; VIP scores
  • Drug calculations
  • Taking about clinical pathways
  • Hospital charts: fluid balance chart
  • The body: arms and hands

Post-operative care 

  • Vocabulary of post-operative care
  • Taking a handover in Recovery
  • Explaining discharge information
  • Managing phone enquiries
  • Using SBAR to communicate with colleagues
  • Hospital documentation: district nurse referral
  • The body: the abdomen

Administration of medications 

  • Types of medication
  • Checking drugs, dose, frequency, allergies
  • Discussing side effects and precautions
  • Medication and the elderly
  • Putting in eye drops and eye ointment
  • Hospital charts: drug charts
  • The body: ears and eyes

End-of-life care 

  • Types of cancer and cancer treatment
  • Talking about chemotherapy side effects
  • Managing unpleasant symptoms post- radiotherapy
  • Palliative care
  • Supporting relatives
  • Hospital charts: DNAR orders
  • The body: mouth and throat

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