Introduction to Travel Health (Two-Day Course)
What you will learn
- Understand the importance and process of risk assessment of the traveller and trip and how to apply this in practice.
- Have a good general knowledge of travel vaccines, the diseases they prevent and to be able to deliver appropriate preventative advice to the traveller.
- Be aware of non-vaccine preventable diseases and topical issues in travel health and to be able to provide evidence-based advice to travellers
- Understand how to access the most up to date resources for use in the travel consultation and to identify when it is appropriate to use them.
- To be able to plan vaccination schedules for itineraries.
- Have increased knowledge of Global malaria and malaria in travellers returning to the UK.
- Be able to identify which travellers are at higher risk of getting malaria and which are more likely to die from malaria, tailoring their advice to travellers accordingly.
- Understand the principles of bite avoidance, malaria chemoprophylaxis and the importance of prompt malaria diagnosis.
- To be able to deliver evidence based advice to travellers about malaria prevention.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional issues in the Travel consultation.
- Now includes Covid-19 & advising travellers
This TWO DAY Introduction to Travel Health course is intended for nurses/health professionals who may be new to the field of Travel Health, or for those already practicing who may not have undertaken formal training in the subject and who wish to update and expand on their current knowledge. It aims to provide training on many topics, including risk assessment, travel vaccines, non-vaccine preventable illnesses, malaria, professional issues and the latest developments in travel health. The course length is as per the recommendation (for those new to providing a travel consultation) by RCN 2018 Competencies: Travel health nursing: career and competence development| Royal College of Nursing page 23 point 10.
It will include structured learning and will be interactive, with learning taking place using case studies, practical activities and group discussion.
Delegates will require:
- To access course on a computer, laptop, tablet, or iPad with a large screen (i.e. bigger than a phone) with working speakers & microphone
- A separate mobile phone (We use menti.com for the interactive element of the course). The trainer will provide a code for this when the meeting starts.
- A good internet connection
- To be in an environment where you will not be disturbed, as you will need to be present for the whole course (as it is interactive & live).
After the course:
You will need a colleague to be your supervising practitioner to help develop your skills in clinical practice and assess your competency prior to you undertaking travel consultations alone.
Session time, Day 1 - 21st September: 09:00-16:30
Session time, Day 2 - 22nd September: 09:00-16:30