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The College of St. Catherine has created three video resources specifically focused on the cardiovascular system, as well as two study packets to use these videos to earn CEUs.
An Appointment in Cardiology
This CD is designed as a follow-up to To the Heart of the Matter and represents an opportunity to apply understanding of the cardiovascular system’s anatomy to interpreting an interaction in a clinical setting. In it, a Deaf patient and his wife goes for an appointment in cardiology and learns he has angina pectoris. The CD provides a systematic approach to dealing with a medical interaction, providing internet resources for preparation; formats for working both consecutively and simultaneously, as well as the chance to observe the actual interpretation created during filming. All of the video is fully accessible, including captions and transcripts, and is designed for use by both hearing and Deaf interpreters. (January 2004)
A study packet, Steps to the Beat, is available to allow interpreters to work with this CD and To the Heart of the Matter to earn RID CEUs.
To the Heart of the Matter
The Cardiovascular System in American Sign Language and English
This CD, produced by Todd Tourville, represents a coordinated effort to bring technical information from a college level-setting to working interpreters and ITP students. On the CD-ROM, you will see a cardiovascular system lecture presented by Paul Buttenhoff, an Assistant Professor at the College of St. Catherine and Kendall Kail, a Kinesiology student, who is culturally Deaf, from the University of Minnesota. The lectures cover the same material and are excellent tools for interpreters and students to use when working to improve their receptive and expressive skills. In addition, the CD contains model interpretations for both lectures by Patty McCutcheon, a nationally certified interpreter as well as short warmup lectures by both presenters, transcripts of the English lectures, outline notes from the technical ASL lectures, a list of specialized vocabulary and diagrams of the heart. (2001)
A study packet, Steps to the Beat, is available to allow interpreters to work with this CD and Internal Discussions: Cardiology to earn RID CEUs.
Hurry Up & Wait:
Interpreting a Visit to an Emergency Department
by Doug Bowen-Bailey (June 2005)
This study packet is designed to accompany the DVD of the same name and provides concrete activites for working with this visit to the Emergency Department of St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. In this scenario, the patient has a case of Atrial Fibrillation. Description of the DVD and sample video is coming soon.