Ethics Challenge 2018, All about Brain: Anatomy, Injuries, Seizures, and Death

  • 06/16/2018
  • 08:00 - 17:00
  • Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon
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NOTIS Community Interpreters Division presents
Ethics Challenge 2018
All About the Brain: Anatomy, Injuries, Seizures, and Death
Ethics Challenge 2018

This 1.5-hour interactive practice workshop will cover specific scenarios to make the attendees do active problem-solving using the elements of the WA DSHS Code of Ethics. For each scenario, the class will identify which elements of the Code apply and will work out ways to deal with the situation using decision-making about options as well as professional means of presenting their decision to the parties involved. Bring a pen and paper!

Who is teaching?
Linda Golley
is a training specialist at MasterWord. She is a Commissioner for CCHI, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. She teaches Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters across the country, as well as other health-related classes.

All About the Brain: Anatomy, Injuries, Seizures, and Death 

This six-hour training will provide a fundamental overview of the brain for medical interpreters. It will start with an anatomical and functional review. Then, we will learn about different types of injuries to the brain and their effects, with special emphasis on seizures disorders. Lastly, we will learn about brain death and consider how to manage that event cross-culturally. Throughout the workshop participants will have opportunities to role play, build glossaries, and participate in small and large-group discussions. By the end of the workshop, participants will have obtained a thorough working knowledge of the central nervous system.

Who is teaching?
Yvonne Simpson
is the Medical Interpreter Supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, teaching and training. Yvonne is a DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board.

When?  Saturday, June 16, 2018
Check-in at 7:30am.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:30 to sign in.
Class from 8:00am – 5p.m. (Ethics challenge 2018: 1.5 hours, All about the brain: 6 hours, 45 minutes lunch break)

Where?  Skagit Valley Hospital Sahale Conference Rooms
Address: 1415 E Kincaid St Mount Vernon WA 98274

Cost?  $60 NOTIS members$80  Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

Registration? Via the web (before 5:00 p.m. on June 13th)
Click on the Registration button below to register.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  
Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

Registration will be limited to the first 50 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after June 13th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before June 13th.

Directions?  Skagit Valley Hospital is located at 1415 E Kincaid St. in Mount Vernon. The training will take place in the Sahale Room. Sahale Room is located at 13E on the map of Skagit Valley Hospital.

Click HERE to view a map of Skagit Valley Hospital.                   

Parking is free on weekends.  

Food? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks. ALSO, the hospital’s Bistro cafeteria is open on Saturdays, and the Whidbey Coffee Stand can be found a little farther down the same hall, with salads, pastries, yogurt, and some breakfast sandwiches in addition to all the usual espresso beverages.

CE credits?  Ethics Challenge 2018: One (1) continuing education credit is being approved for this workshop from the ATA. One (1) ethics unit and 0.5 general CE unit are approved from the Washington State DSHS. One and a half (1.5) continuing education credits are requested for this workshop from the Administrator of the Courts.
All about Brain: Six (6) continuing education credits are approved from WA DSHS, from WA AOC, and CCHI. Six (6) continuing education credits are being requested for this workshop from the ATA.

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

Anything else?  If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Linda Golley for “Ethics Challenge 2018 at Please contact Yvonne Simpson for “All About the Brain: Anatomy, Injuries, Seizures, and Death” at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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