Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 3-1 (TRV3-1) Topics Include:   Nipah and Hendra Virus, Vector-Borne Viruses, Jellyfish Envenomations, Water Collection in the Backcountry, Chemoprophylaxic for Maleria, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
TRV3-1
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
TRV3-1A, TRV3-1B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Infectious Disease Consultation

List the reasons for recent resurgences in pediatric infections previously considered under control; Describe the different illnesses caused by viruses transmitted by the Aedes mosquito; Review the clinical findings of infection with Zika virus infection in fetuses and neonates; Identify clinical findings associated with the newer respiratory viruses in children; Recognize the pathogenic risk of different subtypes of the influenza virus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Recognize viral hemorrhagic fevers and pox diseases that require patients to be placed in biocontainment units; Identify Nipah virus and Hendra virus infections; Prevent the spread of febrile respiratory illnesses and plague by using appropriate isolation precautions; Discuss current guidelines about testing for ika virus; Counsel patients about risk for transmission of tularemia, West Nile virus, and Powassan virus.

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Head and Neck Cancer/Travel Medicine

Differentiate between human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers of the head and neck and non-HPVassociated tumors; Evaluate a patient with a suspected HPV-associated cancer of the head and neck; Create a treatment plan that maximizes long-term function for a patient with an HPV-associated cancer of the head and neck; Diagnose Zika and other vector-borne viruses; Manage a patient with malaria.

Wilderness Medicine: Part I

Determine the most appropriate areas for water collection in the backcountry; Select and utilize the best methods for water treatment in the wilderness; Discuss the pathophysiology of allergic reactions; Recognize signs and symptoms associated with anaphylaxis and prescribe appropriate medications; Review treatments for envenomation by jellyfish and Hymenoptera.

Wilderness Medicine: Part II

Provide temporary treatment for dental emergencies in the backcountry; Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with common marine envenomations; Deliver appropriate wound care and antibiotic prophylaxis for marine envenomations; Discuss ciguatera poisoning and educate patients on methods to minimize re-exposure; Review the pathophysiology and treatment associated with scombroid poisoning.

Traveling with Children: Managing Risk for Infectious Disease

Participate in pretravel preparation with patients planning international travel; Recommend appropriate vaccinations for traveling children; Advise patients about medical and behavioral prevention strategies for malaria; Treat patients with traveler's diarrhea; Evaluate the possible causes of fever in a returning traveler.

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Pandemic Infections

Explain the key roles individual clinicians may play in discovering and controlling epidemics of infectious diseases; Serve on a hospital committee charged with preparing for epidemics; List common symptoms of infection with Zika virus; Counsel a patient who has traveled to an area affected by Zika virus and wishes to conceive; Advise a pregnant woman who is concerned about infection with Zika.

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Travel Medicine /Side Effects of Targeted Therapy

Distinguish between the clinical manifestations of dengue fever, Chikungunya fever, and Zika virus infection; Recognize travelers who may benefit from prophylactic vaccinations or chemoprophylaxis for malaria; Identify causes of fever without localizing findings in recent travelers; Discuss the types of short-term and long-term side effects patients may encounter with various targeted therapies; Counsel patients about the risk for long-term or permanent side effects of targeted therapies.

Travel Medicine/Lyme Disease

Diagnose viral illnesses affecting travelers returning from Latin America and Asia; Define priorities in the treatment of patients with suspected malaria; Optimize treatment of patients presenting with fever after returning from foreign travel; Create an algorithm for the diagnosis of Lyme disease; Evaluate the role of antibiotic drugs in the management of posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome.

Infectious Disease/Immunizations

Summarize ongoing efforts by national and international organizations to improve antimicrobial stewardship; Counsel a parent asking about giving probiotics to a child to treat diarrhea; Manage a patient with new or recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection; Select appropriate candidates for common vaccinations; Compare the risks and benefits of the recombinant vaccine for herpes zoster.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  PediatricsFamily PracticeInternal MedicineNutrition and Infectious Disease.

If you have taken the current Travel Medicine CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Travel Medicine plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

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