THE HEART OF THE MATTER:. INTERPRETING PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SURGERY. Alejandra E. Picado . What Participants Will Learn From Today’s Presentation .
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INTERPRETING PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SURGERY
Alejandra E. Picado
1. How to prepare for a cardiac pre-operative interpreting session. (Knowing your terms, procedures, and common preparations, as well as the emotional preparations.)
2. What the most common pediatric cardiac conditions are, and what the procedures are to repair these.
3. How to interpret with professionalism, while also showing compassion and helping in what little ways we can.
4. Working with the chaplains, child-life and social workers for the difficult conversations prior to surgery.
5. How interpreting a Pediatric cardiac surgery is different from adult cardiac surgeries.
What Is The First Thing That Comes to Mind When You Say “Open Heart Surgery?”
Terror, Anger, Desperation, Confusion!
What Are Some of the Most Common Cardiac Defects / Diagnosis in Pediatrics?
Allows blood to flow from the pulmonary artery to the aorta.
1.) Patent Ductus Arteriosis 2.) Ligated PDA
A hole between the 2 upper chambers of the heart
A hole between the right and left pumping chambers of the heart.
Top view of Valve
An anomaly that refers to a combination of four
related heart defects that commonly occur together.
Normal Hypoplastic Left Heart
HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome)
1st Repair 2nd Repair 3rd Repair
Child life has a very important role in the hospital. They don’t just “play” with the children, but rather, they role play and make the children comfortable enough to be able to discuss or at least understand in terms that they can comprehend, what all the scary stuff is about.
Keeping the Professionalism while still showing compassion and heart.
Even though we as interpreters should always maintain our poise and remain professional, we can’t lose sight of the fact that we are human beings.
Why is this important?
The main differences of interpreting for adult cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery.
Take care of YOU!
Lead with your heart!