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Patient Comfort

Learn how to discuss patient comfort in Spanish

English Spanish
Are you having difficulty breathing? ¿Tiene dificultad para respirar?
Did you sleep okay? ¿Ha dormido bien?
Are you cold? ¿Tiene frio?
Are you hot? ¿Tiene calor?
Do you need another blanket? ¿Necesita otra cobija?
Do you need a bedpan? ¿Necesita otro bacín de cama?
Would you like another pillow? ¿Quiere otra almohada?
I'm going to put the bedpan here. Voy a poner el bacín aquí.
Are you in pain? ¿Está adolorido?
Where does it hurt? ¿Dónde le duele?
Touch the spot where it hurts. Toque el punto donde le duele.
Is the pain sharp? ¿Es agudo el dolor?
Is the pain dull? ¿Es leve el dolor?
Is the pain throbbing? ¿Es punzante el dolor?
Is the pain constant? ¿Es constante el dolor?
Is the pain crushing? ¿Es un dolor aplastante?

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