We got a new laminating machine just in time for flip book production which makes Debra Trainer (office assistant) very happy as she is dubbed the "laminating queen."
The flip books are part of the package we provide with the Spanish Language Training Program designed for police officers, firefighters, and other city staff. We have been developing this particular flip book in collaboration with the Richfield Firefighters who keep them in their bags, which are taken on the site of any fire or medical emergency.
The first edition of the flip book contained medical terms and the Spanish words for body parts alongside a easy reference chart (seen above, left photo). We quickly realized that this could be more than just a study tool or a cheat sheet. It could be used when assessing medical needs. For example, we have revised the flip book to include a color-coded pain scale chart commonly used in Spanish-speaking countries (seen above, right photo). Behind the pain scale are half sheets filled with phrases used into the following scenarios/situation: