The World Tourism Organization reports that more than 1 billion international journeys were taken in 2011, with 1.6 billion predicted annually by 2020. Travel on this scale puts people at risk for infectious diseases they would not usually encounter. Taking precautions before, during, and after travel can minimize many of these risks. Healthcare providers in all types of outpatient settings are in key positions to help patients assess risk associated with travel and ensure their health abroad.
The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance nurses’, physicians’, dietitians’, and health educators’ ability to advise patients who are planning international travel. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify two immunizations most often administered to international travelers
- List three preventive measures for common travel-related problems and illnesses
- List two resources to aid the international traveler seeking pretravel advice or medical assistance abroad
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, health educators and fitness professionals.
Health Educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.