1h 20m

Travel Health: Risks of the South East Asia Region

This Course provides an epidemiological overview of common diseases in the South East Asia region, covering how they are contracted, signs and symptoms, key syndromes to be aware of, and preventative measures to take in order to lower the risk of contracting these diseases. Additionally, other common travel risks such as accidents and animal bites are discussed.

21 Mar 2017

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Learning Outcomes

Use

Use your knowledge of immediate travel-related disease risks to inform and prepare travellers for the trip to South East Asia locations

Identify

Identify key signs and symptoms of travel-related syndromes in order to be able to initiate early interventions and prevent adverse outcomes for the patient

Educator

Comments

Very interesting and relevant to my role as a school nurse when people present to the health centre feeling ill after an overseas trip -- 20 Mar 2018
The information was comprehensive and use of picture slides and maps and photos made it more visually appealing and helped me with retention and understanding as I am a visual learner -- 18 Mar 2018
Good information for military staff. -- 18 Mar 2018
Very interesting VLA. Informative and engaging. -- 09 Mar 2018
Very informative, I enjoyed the lecture.. -- 27 Feb 2018
Fever in a returning traveler from endemic area, should be assessed immediately -- 22 Feb 2018
Was mainly someone just reading the material, but the information was very helpful and organized very well. -- 22 Feb 2018
This VLA is very educational. I have learned a lot of new things. -- 12 Feb 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Pertussis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Travellers' diarrhoea
  • Cholera
  • Parasitic diseases
  • Mosquitoes and mosquito protection
  • Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya
  • Malaria
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Scooter and motor vehicle accidents
  • Rabies

Target audience

Health professionals who are counselling patients about pre-travel health strategies, including registered nurses in areas such as paediatrics and general practice, as well as midwives and Nurse Practitioners.

Purpose

Further understanding of the immediate and common risks for people travelling to South East Asia.
Be able to recognise key signs and syndromes in returning travellers that may require urgent referral.

Need

Australians travel overseas for a variety of reasons; increasingly nurses are part of the preparation of these travellers. Knowing what subjects to discuss for preventative health strategies is important. Understanding that those patients travelling to the South East Asia pacific region, may have different needs according to time of year and style of travel is important for nurses to understand. Many types of travellers have special needs; children, pregnant travellers, older adults and those that are immune compromised. These individuals need special considerations. Vector-borne diseases, such as Zika, are spreading throughout the world; travellers need to be informed how to protect themselves and nurses need to know what information to give them.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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