FREE RECORDED WEBINAR (CEUs available): Interpreting Coronavirus

  • 04/02/2020
  • 01:00
  • 04/22/2020
  • 23:30
  • Online


Community Interpreter Division presents

Interpreting Coronavirus
Free RECORDED Webinar for Continuing Education Credit

In order to earn CE credit for this class, you must take and earn a score of 100% on the follow-up quiz.

Register for this event to automatically receive the recording link, quiz link, and glossary by email. 

What is this? The coronavirus pandemic challenges interpreters to transmit specialized information accurately, as well as to adapt practice to the re-organized and stressed healthcare system.

On this webinar, you will learn both how to interpret for patient encounters about COVID-19 and how to keep yourself safe while doing so.

Part 1 will address the biology, transmission, and treatment of the coronavirus and the terms needed to build an interpreter glossary on the topic. We’ll answer questions like:

  • What is the difference between screening and testing?
  • What is the difference between testing for viral RNA and testing for antibodies?
  • What is viral shedding?
  • What is a route of transmission?
  • What is immunity?

Part 2 will focus on how to adapt to interpreting during the pandemic. We’ll talk about

  • Switching to remote modalities.
  • How to stay safe onsite assignments.
  • The value of different sorts of masks.
  • What hand hygiene to use in what setting.
  • How to react to the anxiety of staff, providers, patients, family members, and one's own interpreter scheduler
  • How to decide which assignments to take.
Linda Golley has a background in direct patient care as well as in managing and training healthcare interpreters. She created the class Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters. Ms. Golley presently creates classes for healthcare staff, social workers, and interpreters as a Training and Development Specialist at MasterWord Services.

 This webinar was recorded on April 1st. The recording will be available to the public for at least three months at no cost.

Where?  GoToWebinar. You will receive the GoToWebinar link by email once you register. Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation. System requirements for GoToWebinar:

Cost? With generous support from the presenter and NOTIS, this webinar is FREE.

Registration?  Once you register you will receive a confirmation email that includes the webinar recording link and quiz, and a glossary.

CE credits? Two(2) continuing education credits are approved by the Washington State DSHS, the Administrator of the Courts, the CCHI, and the ATA. the Administrator of the Courts. 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs are approved.

Questions about class content? Please contact Linda Golley at  

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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