In the last lesson we talked about different professions. In that we covered doctors and nurses. This follow-up lesson talks about the different things you need to know when visiting the doctor’s office. Obviously this doesn’t cover everything, but these are several important ones. If there are any specific doctor office type words you would like to know about, leave a comment below.
Hello! Welcome to LearnSigns lesson number 24.
We’re going to talk about the DOCTOR’S OFFCIE. In the last lesson we talked about professions. We talked about DOCTORS and NURSES.
Now let’s talk about the OFFICE visit.
You can do the Os to show OFFICE. This is just, the open hand is a ROOM. So you can do OFFICE like that with your open hands or you will see it done with the Os. DOCTOR’S OFFICE.
The NURSE we already did.
HOSPITAL – You draw an H like Red Cross on your shoulder. HOSPITAL
SICK – Sensitive fingers. You are going to touch your forehead and your chest, your stomach. Somewhere in that area. SICK
VOMIT – A great word. VOMIT. You take and PUKE it out. You can do it with the 4 or the 5 hand, and one hand is just fine or you can do two.
PAIN – You take your index fingers and if you drove them together that would be very PAINFUL. That is the sign for it. Sometimes you will see it with a little twist. This could be HEAD ACHE, STOMACH ACHE. You show where the pain is.
FEVER – This is your temperature gauge here. Your thermometer. You take your F and you show a fever. Going up and down.
MEDICINE – This is with your sensitive finger again and you are going to rub the MEDICINE around like you are mixing the MEDICINE.
COLD – Like you are blowing your nose with one hand.
COUGH – Take your fist, or your S hand and you are going to pat your chest. COUGH
PRESCRIPTION – This is RX. Just the letters RX. PRESCRIPTION. This is also the sign for the PHARMACY. Or, you can do RX STORE – the PHARMACY.
SURGERY – Take your A and you are going to cut into your open hand. Or, if you have SURGERY on your shoulder. SURGERY on the heart. You take and use the A hand to show where the cut is. SURGERY
HEALTHY – This is the word for STRONG, or BRAVE, COURAGE. It is also HEALTHY. Your body is in good shape. HEALTHY
And then if you need to show a body part. There are signs for lots of different body parts. However, just for right now, you can point. If you are talking about your heart you point to your heart. If you are talking about your stomach, point to the stomach. Just point to the body part. And that will get you most of the time for your DOCTOR’S visits that you need to do.
Alight? Let’s go through these again.
COLD – Now this is COLD as in SICK. Not COLD as in temperature.
PHARMACY is RX or you can do RX STORE.
And then the body parts you just point to what you need to show.
This is LearnSigns lesson 24. So you can go to LearnSigns.com/24 and you can find the transcript along with the vocabulary for this lesson.
Thanks for watching.