Travel Health: Epidemiology and Education of Health Professionals
This Course provides basic information of common issues surrounding pre-travel departure and preparation. You are encouraged to seek further learning on this topic if you wish to undertake a broader comprehensive course in travel health.
UseUse your knowledge of immediate travel-related disease risks to inform and prepare travellers for their trip to South East Asia
CreateCreate a learning plan of how to ensure your counselling and knowledge can be kept up-to-date for those who want to engage in pre-travel preparation
Lani Ramsey is a Travel Health Consultant Nurse Practitioner. She has a Certificate of Travel Health, a Certificate of Immunisation/Nurse Immuniser, a Diploma of Travel Medicine and also has a Masters of Advanced Clinical Practice.
- Travel trends and statistics
- Common diseases
- Vulnerable travellers
- Preparation of the travel health provider
- Continuing education and resources
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.
Further understanding of the epidemiology of travel-related diseases in the South-East Asia region, as well as associated responsibilities.
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, elderly 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.