First patient of the night: Doesn't speak English (nothing unusual). Doesn't speak Spanish, only speaks Polish (unusual in my hospital). Oh good.
What to do?
I speak maybe two words of
Polish, neither of which is helpful in the hospital. Luckily, there is a telephone translator service. It was cumbersome, a bit slow, but we got it done. Now, some part of me wants to rotate through a hospital in a Polish neighborhood so I can learn Polish. That definitely appeals to my vanity. :p