Successful Verbal Communication Using Google Translate to Facilitate Awake Intubation of a Patient With a Language Barrier: A Case Report

We report a case of a monolingual Arabic-speaking patient with a difficult airway who required awake intubation to undergo surgery. Google Translate, a free and accessible translation software application, was used during his awake intubation—we recommend such an approach to be considered to reduce anxiety and facilitate success by providing concise, real-time instruction in the patient’s preferred language.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Related Links:

Conclusions: While this is a very small sample, asenapine appears to have a beneficial effect on both depression and anxiety in depressed bipolar I patients compared to treatment with placebo. Due to the large fraction of subjects with the short form, the hypothesis that the SF-5HTTR might increase asenapine response could not be adequately tested. PMID: 32214517 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychopharmacology Bulletin - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychopharmacol Bull Source Type: research
GeneralVeers said: They wanted me to intubate a 96-year old COVID positive patient last night. 96!!! He was DNR/DNI but the spineless hospitalist made him "full code" because in his anxiety and hypoxia the patient apparently requested he be intubated. Fortunately his ABG wasn't too bad, and I was able to punt this one so I didn't have to do something I considered unethical. Click to expand... ShockIndex said: The fact that... Click to expand... Should We Code COVID19 Patients?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Kristen M. Lucibello, Emily M. Paolucci, Jeffrey D. Graham, Jennifer J. Heisz
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): N.K. Schaal, P. Hepp, M. Heil, O.T. Wolf, C. Hagenbeck, M. Fleisch, T. Fehm
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Survey results show COVID-19 is affecting many Americans'mental health, which is not surprising. But one expert warns that if the pandemic goes on much longer anxiety levels could become much worse.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Publication date: June 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 101Author(s): Rabya Mughal, Anna Joyce, Catherine Hill, Dagmara Dimitriou
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Dr. Zeyad Baker thought he was pretty proactive and thorough in thinking through how his team of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and medical assistants could address the surging number of cases of COVID-19 cases in New York. The president and CEO of ProHEALTH, a group of 1,000 independent clinicians, took the doctors and nurses who were no longer seeing patients for non-essential visits, and reassigned them to evaluate people coming in with COVID-19 symptoms. He turned the driveways of a few of the ProHEALTH centers into drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers, and worked with doctors and nurses to a...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
The psychological factors that reduce the chance of infection. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Stress subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
This drink helps fight obesity plus offers other health benefits. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Now, more than ever, people need tools to handle their emotions. Specifically, we need tools for calming our nervous system down and making sure we don’t take stress out on our own loved ones. Families are going to fight more when they’re cooped up. The best thing we can do for our relationships is become aware of our emotions and learn skills to calm them so we don’t behave too badly. “Every couple I know said they fought after going to the grocery store last week. Even one that went separately. That’s when I picked a fight with my boyfriend. And it makes sense because the grocery store scene...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anger Family Self-Help coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic quarantine Source Type: blogs
More News: Airway Management | Anesthesia | Anesthesiology | Anxiety | Middle East Health