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Understanding Reproductive Health: Anatomy and Physiology, Sex and Diseases

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Presented By: Dr. Kimberly Kelstone
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 9am-12pm MST/11am-2pm EST
RID CEUs: 0.3 PS

Workshop Description:

As interpreters, we all know that situations arise that may make us uncomfortable. Some of the most sensitive time are when clinical exams and discussion with providers focuses on patients’ genitalia, or their sexual experiences and exposures. These discussions can happen in the office or emergency settings, sometimes with
very serious implications. This workshop will review concepts associated with the
human reproductive systems and sexual activity, including normal states, disease
states, and the sensitive use of classifiers and conceptually accurate representation. Topics such as contraceptives, erectile dysfunction, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual assault will be included.

Presenter Bio:

Kimberly Kelstone, DNP, CNM, CI, CT has been interpreting for over 25 years. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and is a Certified Nurse Midwife, providing full-scope women’s healthcare. Specializing in medical settings, Kimberly was involved in establishing the Interpreters in Healthcare member section of RID and has interpreted for countless Deaf patients & their families as well as Deaf medical residents, researchers, doctors, and other professionals in various healthcare related fields. She received her AAS (Interpreting) from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, her first Bachelor’s (ASL studies) through Empire State College and second Bachelor’s (Nursing) through the University of Rochester. She had the good fortune to also receive training through the CATIE center specific to their Medical Immersion program. Kimberly is currently an adjunct professor with the Master’s Degree in Health Care Interpreting through the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She has presented locally, regionally and nationally on medical interpreting topics, and always enjoys having the opportunity to
support students’ knowledge base expansion and deepening their interpreting “tool kit.”

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