Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to state why nurses should choose professional interpreters over ad hoc interpreters when encountering patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Contact hours available until 8/31/2024.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors): The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.
Commercial Support: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.
Interpreters as Voice for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
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9/7/22 7:38 pm
9/30/22 1:19 pm
Quite Interesting. I work in the most diverse area of the United States of America. Interpreter services is a must at our facility. I found the below interesting
While best practice guidelines
suggest using professional interpreters, no literature was found that
synthesized patient perception of
using professional interpreters versus ad hoc interpreters. T
10/2/22 1:20 pm
This will help me in my practice everyday.
10/26/22 9:00 am
This supports advocacy for interpreter use
11/13/22 6:57 pm
I do understand the frustration of communication .
1/22/23 2:25 pm
Sometimes family members are asked to interpret. That shouldn't happen when a video or voice interpreter is available.