Overview

The lecture will have an initial introduction of what is travelers medicine and the importance of it. I will follow with a description of important points to know as a healthcare worker to take in to account when dealing with patients that are ready to travel or come with an illness related to a recent trip. I will describe the most important factors to evaluate during a traveler’s medicine visit, then updates in emerging diseases and vaccines recommendations. Will finally describe some important actual geographic areas related to important infectious/diseases and will end with a summary and final tips to give travelers before their trip. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the most important factors related to disease on travelers
  • Recognize the importance of travel medicine evaluation before a trip
  • Identify the most important preventive measures to recommend and prescribe patients before a trip based on epidemiological and geographical risk factors
  • Identify the most important updates related to vaccination on travelers
  • Identify geographical areas with important endemic infectious diseases that can pose a risk to patients traveling to that area


CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For APRNs and PAs, AANPCB and NCCPA accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as the number of hours of participation (AANPCB) or as Category 1 CME credits (NCCPA).

Faculty Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Paola Lichtenberger, MD

No financial disclosures. 

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Commercial Supporter

Not Applicable 

Education Partner

pmiCME


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