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Do Emergencies Call For Healthcare Interpreters?

When faced with an emergency, communication is of the utmost importance. In our ever-evolving multilingual culture, live on-demand healthcare interpreters are a vital asset to assist in any medical emergency where there is a language barrier. The 2015 American Community Survey on the Hispanic and Latino population in the US (51.4 million people) shows that nearly 74 percent of that …

For many, language barriers are a daily occurence.

Language barriers can at times be life-threatening, such as in hospitals and emergency rooms. At times a necessity, as in our schools or courtrooms, and other times an inconvenience, such as in our businesses, our homes, and even our travels. “One in Five U.S. Residents Speaks a Foreign Language at Home, Record 61.8 million.” With 25.1 million (41 percent) speaking …