Courses and Continued Medical Education
Course-Workshop: Basic Mexican Sign Language (LSM) for healthcare professionals
Only for Mexico City and the State of Mexico
Article seven of the General Law for the inclusion of disability aims to implement awareness-raising, training and updating programmes for medical and administrative personnel for the care of the disabled population. In conjunction with the social interests of the Mexican population, we take the opportunity to create this basic sign Language course.
According to the National Survey of Demographic Dynamics 2014: of the national total of patients with disabilities, 33.5% is characterized by a decrease in auditory capacity. Academically, it is essential that primary health care personnel be able to provide quality care through both effective and efficient communication.
To train health personnel to communicate and provide quality medical care to the population suffering from a hearing or verbal disability.
To generate competent health professionals who, through sign language, possess a special skill; that allows them to assess the state of health and improve the quality of life for those patients with verbal or auditory disabilities.
Providing health personnel with sufficient sign language knowledge to improve the quality of health care in daily clinical practice; Focus on the first level of care.
To recognize the basic elements that compose the communication.
To associate the concepts of the Mexican sign language, in order to perform an adequate interrogation, in order to be able to carry out a complete medical history.
To know a basic vocabulary that allows health workers to create an adequate patient medical relationship that culminates in a proper adherence to treatment. To allow, through language, a patient's empowerment with regard to his illness.
To reduce the morbidity and mortality of patients who suffer from a capacity that allows them to communicate.
Improve the quality of life of patients with hearing disabilities.
All health professionals who are in contact with patients with hearing disabilities; with an emphasis on the inhabitants of rural populations. It includes specialist physicians, general practitioners, social service practitioners, nursing graduates/technicians, primary health care Technicians (TAPS), medical emergency technicians and all interested personnel.
Topics to be addressed
1. Introduction to communication.
2. Mexican Sign Language (LSM).
I. Congenital deafness vs. Acquired.
3. Alphabet and Numbering.
4. Time, place, people.
5. Initial conversation.
I. Greetings, grammatical composition and intent.
6. Most frequent signs and symptoms.
I. Pain, fever, cough, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations.
7. General Medical history.
I. Patient identification and current condition
II. hereditofamilial antecedents.
III. PERSONAL background.
IV. Andrológicos and Ginecoobstétricos.
V. Interrogation by equipment and systems.
9. Hygienic Dietetic and treatments.
I. Fasting/diet low in fat and carbohydrates.
II. Exercise or rest.
III. Periodicity, medicines.
IV. New Appointment with the doctor.
V. Reference to the appropriate specialist.
10. Special situations.
I. Deaths, addictions, family planning.
II. Informed consent.
Specific 8-hour course divided into two 4-hour sessions each in two days
Specific 2-hour online course included for practice and early adoption
Delivery of acknowledgement with curricular value.
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