In my humble opinion, sign language is important to know for anyone going into the medical field. Yes, there are interpreters, but in some situations, interpreters may not be able to make it to the patient in time for essential communication   to be held between the health care provider and the patient. Below is a list of resources you can use and add to in order to learn and gain an understanding of ASL and Medical ASL.

Websites to Learn ASL

American Sign Language University
ASLPro.com
Start ASL
Signing Savvy
Handspeak

Apps to Learn ASL

ASL Coach
ASL: Fingerspelling

Marlee Signs

YouTube Channels to Learn ASL

Dr. Bill Vicars
Rochelle Barlow

Rob Neilson

Dr. Bill Vicars Medical Sign Language Lessons 

Lesson 01 Part 01
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Lesson 02 Part 01

Lesson 02 Part 02

Lesson 02 Part 03

Lesson 03 Part 01

Lesson 03 Part 02

Lesson 03 Part 03

Lesson 04 Part 01

Lesson 04 Part 02

Lesson 04 Part 03

Lesson 05 Part 01

Lesson 05 Part 02

Lesson 06 Part 01

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Lesson 06 Part 03

Lesson 07 Part 01

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Lesson 07 Part 03

Lesson 08 Part 01

Lesson 08 Part 02

Lesson 08 Part 03

Lesson 09 Part 01

Lesson 09 Part 02

Lesson 10 Part 01

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Lesson 10 Part 03

Lesson 11 Part 01

Lesson 11 Part 02

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Lesson 12 Part 01

Lesson 12 Part 02

Lesson 12 Part 03

NCLEX Pharmacology Medical Suffixes

  • -amil = calcium channel blockers
  • -caine = local anesthetics
  • -dine = anti-ulcer agents (H2 histamine blockers)
  • -done = opioid analgesics
  • -ide = oral hypoglycemics
  • -lam = anti-anxiety agents
  • -oxacin = broad spectrum antibiotics
  • -micin = antibiotics
  • -mide = diuretics
  • -mycin = antibiotics
  • -nuim = neuromuscular blockers
  • -olol = beta blockers
  • -pam = anti-anxiety agents
  • -pine = calcium channel blockers
  • -pril = ace inhibitors
  • -sone = steroids
  • -statin =antihyperlipidemics
  • -vir = anti-virais
  • -zide = diuretics
...with some exceptions, of course

caine= local anesthetics
cillin= antibiotics
dine= anti-ulcer agents
done= opiod analgesics
ide= oral hypoglycemics
iam= antianxiety agents
micin= antibiotics
nium= neuromuscular blocking agents
olol= beta blockers
ole= anti-fungal
oxacin= antibiotics
pam= antianxiety agents
pril= ace inhibitors
sone= steroids
statin= antihyperlipidemics
vir= antivirals
zide= diuretics