Interpreter Training and the Importance of PPE and Distancing for Medical Interpreters
We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for aspiring interpreters to take the most well-known medical interpreting certificate course, Bridging the Gap in a live, interactive, online format. This virtual opportunity is only available at this time due to the pandemic situation throughout the U.S.
If you know someone interested in starting their career and training as a medical interpreter with this highly regarded foundational 40-hour certificate course, we are currently enrolling students for a class in early June. Applicants must live in the Washington, D.C. area. Learn more and register here.
For already practicing interpreters, we also provide continuing education workshops, two of which offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs). If you already work as an interpreter for Liberty, the Bloodborne Pathogens workshop is available for free.
Besides offering interpreter training, we continue to provide interpreter services to hospitals, government agencies and courts. Interpreters are working in-person, remotely by phone and video, and through another remote format and something new for many people—via telemedicine visits.
We recently issued a press release in support of the continued need for language services during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as emphasizing the need for medical interpreters to have access to the same personal protective equipment (PPE) as all healthcare workers on the front lines. We continue to be concerned about the nationwide shortage of PPE. The IMIA and and CCHI have issued statements regarding this topic and it is important reading for those who are working or plan to work as medical interpreters whether in-person or remotely.
The Liberty Language Services Team