FREE RECORDED WEBINAR (CEUs available): Interpreting Coronavirus

  • 04/27/2020
  • 00:00
  • 05/31/2020
  • 23:30
  • Online


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Community Interpreter Division presents

Interpreting Coronavirus
Free RECORDED Webinar
for Continuing Education Credit
Available from April 27th - May 31st for NOTIS members only

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar will also be available to the public for viewing after May 31st until July 1st, 2020.  

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. You can access this class remotely anytime you like until May 31st, 2020.

Where?  GoToWebinar. You will receive the webinar link and quiz in registration confirmation. 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?  Via the web (before 5:00 p.m. on May 31st) 
Click HERE to join NOTIS.

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

Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

Webinar?  This training is provided via webinar on the GoToWebinar platform. A link to a glossary-build Word document will be included with registration confirmationPlease download the glossary before the webinar begins, as you will need to write on it during the class.

will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation. Towards the end of the webinar, you will be provided with the web address for the workshop quiz. You must complete the quiz with 100% correct by May 31st, 2020 in order to receive credit for this workshop.

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

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded only to registrants who: watch the entire webinar recording and complete a short online quiz.
In order to receive CE credits, the quiz must be successfully completed by May 31st.

Questions about class content?
Please contact Linda Golley at  

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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