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Reminder – Interpreter Workshop Combo with Doug Dittfurth 9/14/19

Saturday Workshop Combo

Signs2Go Interpreting and deSign and Consulting Services are partnering to bring the interpreter workshop combo detailed below to Fort Worth for all interpreters and interested stakeholders. Parts 1 & 2 are both offered the same day, as one workshop. Separate registrations not offered. Total of .7 CEUs

Workshop (part 1) title:

Triage to the OR: A Medical Interpreting Journey

Presenter: Doug Dittfurth, MEd – Texas BEI III/CIC
deSign and Consulting Services/Austin, TX

Date: 09/14/2019
Time: 10am-4pm

.5 CEUs (BEI) APPROVED (No RID CEUs offered for this workshop)


The interpreter attending to a need in an emergency department oftentimes does not know what to expect. Even if told by the agency, miscommunication between the patient and the healthcare provider at intake can skew the presumed process. In order to help ensure qualifying for the need, knowledge of medical terminology and medical protocol is necessary.

The presenter has interpreted in mostly medical scenarios since first being certified by the Texas Society of Interpreters for Deaf (TSID) in 1981. Siblings being in the medical field assisted in his acquiring knowledge prior to his current marriage to Leslie, who has worked in both emergency medical services as a paramedic and in emergency departments.

Learner Outcomes

The learner will:

  • become familiar with blood loss and how it can appear to be more severe than is in reality;
  • become familiar with basic root, prefix and suffix related to understanding medical terminology which are often based on Latin and Greek languages; and
  • become familiar with regular emergency department procedures and protocols.

This 5.0 hour interactive workshop will allow questions and dialogue during the power-point driven presentation.

Workshop (part 2) title:

Ethics in the ER

Presenter: Phyllis Bullon

Signs2go Interpreting & Support Services, LLC

Date: 09/14/2019

Time: 4p-6p

.2 CEUs (BEI) APPROVED as both Ethics and Medical CEUs (No RID CEUs offered for this workshop)


This workshop will introduce A NATIONAL CODE OF ETHICS FOR INTERPRETERS IN HEALTH CARE, compare the tenets of our CPC, analyze the different approaches to ethical decision making, and discuss various considerations in the ER environment. This workshop will also include exposure to various Communication Access Laws pertinent to the medical setting.

Lunch on your own

Snacks, drinks, and Door Prize provided by Signs2go


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN- Seating is limited to 30 attendees.

Click this link to register: http://www.signs2gointerpreting.com/Registration-Form.html

Cost for the Workshop Combo: Option C
-Certified Attendee: $55.00
-Non-certified Student/Signs2go Terps/DARS: $35.00

Click this link to pay: Option C (follow the drop down menu)

Workshop Location:

7307 S. Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76133
(Southeast Corner of S. Hulen and Kingswood in the strip mall behind the Chevron gas/convenience store)

Signs2go Interpreting & Support Services, LLC is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another’s comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, hearing status, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

Visit: http://www.signs2gointerpreting.com

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