On Demand: Interpreting for infant & pregnancy loss (watch the recording and earn continuing education credits) 3.5 CEUs by DSHS (#686), CCHI, ATA. 0.35 by IMIA/NBCMI. $50/Members

  • 11/22/2022
  • 12/31/2022
  • Online. Watch the recording and earn CEUs


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for infant & pregnancy loss

Presented by Marisa Rueda 

This is a recorded workshop formatted into an on-demand workshop. 

This will resume on January 1st for a few months.

What is it about?
Pregnancy is often associated with new life. However, not all pregnancies result in the birth of a healthy child. Obstetric care accounts for a large volume of medical encounters requiring an interpreter. While routine obstetric visits may be predictable and short, medical interpreters need to be prepared to interpret for LEP patients who experience pregnancy complications and loss.

During this session, you will learn about common causes, terminology, and standard care for infant and pregnancy loss. Additionally, you will hear stories about women who have first-hand experiences with this tragic loss of life. Their stories will provide insight on the emotional, physical, and psychological toll of experiencing this type of loss.

Coming away from this session you will not only be more intellectually prepared, but also better equipped mentally and emotionally to interpret for patients in these encounters. You will also learn why professional interpreting services can significantly improve outcomes for LEP patients and family members in such situations.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify common causes of pregnancy loss and treatment in the early, middle, and late stages of pregnancy.
  2. Learn about standard care for patients who experience pregnancy loss during the first, second, and third trimesters.
  3. Recognize the emotional, psychological, and physical challenges specific to pregnancy and infant loss.
  4. Understand the role of good communication in reducing the risk of emotional and psychological pathologies after pregnancy loss.
  5. Reflect on and/or discuss how interpreting for these losses affects medical interpreters.

Cost? $50 NOTIS members, $75 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS) 

Registration? Via the web. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. A video link and a download button for presentation slides are on the registration confirmation.

  1. Watch the recording. (3.5 hours)
  2. Make a note of the two attendance codes from the recording. 
  3. Email the attendance codes to NOTIS 
  4. Receive a certificate of attendance within a week

Continuing Education credits

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  3.5 general


(Approval number: 686)

Washington State AOC  3.5 performance  Approved
ATA  3 self study hours You may be able to claim ATA CEPs from this recorded event. Please go to the ATA website at https://www.atanet.org/certification/continuing-education-requirement/ and review 'Category B, Self-study' for more information.
CCHI  3.5 (ID: 09944)  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI  0.35 (ID:22-1299)  Approved

 Who is teaching? Marisa Rueda Will graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Luther College in 2006. She has been a medical interpreter at a major U.S. medical center for over 15 years. She became a Certified Healthcare Interpreter-Spanish in 2012 and a Licensed Interpreter Trainer through Cross Cultural Communications in 2017. In 2020, she became a Simulation Center Instructor. She is also a member of the NCIHC Webinars Work Group. In 2022, she was invited to present at the CHIA and ATA Conferences. Marisa specializes in education through storytelling. She has a special interest in providing education about interpreting for OB, mental health, and end of life encounters.  

Refunds? On-demand workshops are nonrefundable

Questions? Email to office manager

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