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 2-1 (TRV2-1) Topics Include:   Sepsis, Toxicology, Trafficking of Foreign Individuals, Travel Infections, Bites, and more.

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

Full Course:
TRV2-1
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
TRV2-1A, TRV2-1B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Environmental Trauma

Delineate the mechanism of injury in a patient who has sustained a direct-contact high-voltage electrical shock; Perform triage for a lightning-strike event involving mass casualties; Choose the appropriate therapy for a patient with Aeromonas infection; Provide effective emergency treatment for a patient who has suffered a lionfish or scorpion fish sting; Differentiate between ciguatera poisoning and scombroid poisoning.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Sepsis/ Emerging Arbovirus

Explain the pathophysiology of sepsis in the pediatric population; Define initial treatment goals for pediatric sepsis; Cite data on the benefits of early goal-directed therapy for sepsis; Recognize clinical manifestations and long-term sequelae of arboviral infections; Identify limitations in diagnostic testing for arboviral infections.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Viral and Vector-Borne Diseases

Diagnose Chikungunya fever (CHIKF), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and Ebola based on presentation, laboratory abnormalities, and history of travel; Manage CHIKF, MERS, and Ebola with supportive care; Differentiate among tick-borne diseases based on geographic distribution, signs and symptoms, and laboratory findings; Recognize the indications for and optimal timing of serologic testing for Lyme disease; Recommend appropriate treatment and prophylaxis (where applicable) for tick-borne diseases.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Toxicology, Infections, and the Environment

Recognize the importance of cooling a patient with extreme hyperthermia prior to the performance of diagnostic tests; Differentiate between neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome based on clinical features and patient history; Devise a treatment plan for extreme hyperthermia based on the proposed etiology of illness and the patient's medical history; Diagnose altitude-related illnesses based on patient presentation; Recommend strategies for prevention and treatment of altitude-related illnesses.

Nasty Pathogens: Lyme Disease/Dengue/Chikungunya

Explain the pathophysiology and history of LD; Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of LD; Review controversies surrounding posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome; Summarize the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of dengue infection; Outline the clinical manifestations of chikungunya.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Trafficking of Foreign Individuals/ Medical Concerns in Global Travel

Recognize signs that a patient may be a victim of international trafficking; Establish an effective response protocol for patients who may be victims of trafficking; Respond appropriately to a possible victim of trafficking who refuses intervention; Explain the differences between typical types of medical travel insurance policies; Discuss types of medical evacuation, such as commercial flights and air ambulances.

Pneumonia and Travel Infections

List the possible causes of CAP; Plan the diagnostic workup of a patient with suspected CAP; Select the appropriate patients to undergo the Legionella urinary antigen test; Choose the appropriate antibiotic treatment for a patient with CAP; Determine the most likely cause of febrile illness in a returning traveler.

Infectious Disease 2015

Diagnose infectious diseases originating in other countries based on clinical suspicion and serologic testing; Identify methods of transmission of certain infectious diseases; Predict efficacy of influenza vaccination for preventing and reducing severity of illness; Evaluate appropriate use of antibiotics for treating infectious diseases; Recommend appropriate levels of isolation for patients based on methods of disease transmission and infectiousness of pathogen.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Bites

List the most common vectors of rabies; Explain the process of postexposure prophylaxis of rabies; Manage venomous snakebites; Recommend against unacceptable and unhelpful treatments for snakebite; Recognize recurrent coagulopathy after initial treatment of snakebite.

Update on Infectious Disease

Compare new antibiotic agents approved for use in adults with MRSA infection that are being studied for use in children; Dose vancomycin appropriately when treating children with MRSA infection; Explain how exposure to erythromycin can induce resistance to clindamycin; Consider a variety of factors (eg, travel, contact with people or animals) that may help identify the origin of an infection; Diagnose infection with HIV before seroconversion renders it detectable via antibody testing.

Sepsis/ Emerging Arbovirus

Explain the pathophysiology of sepsis in the pediatric population; Define initial treatment goals for pediatric sepsis; Cite data on the benefits of early goal-directed therapy for sepsis; Recognize clinical manifestations and long-term sequelae of arboviral infections; Identify limitations in diagnostic testing for arboviral infections.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Toxicology, Infections, and the Environment

Recognize the importance of cooling a patient with extreme hyperthermia prior to the performance of diagnostic tests; Differentiate between neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome based on clinical features and patient history; Devise a treatment plan for extreme hyperthermia based on the proposed etiology of illness and the patient's medical history; Diagnose altitude-related illnesses based on patient presentation; Recommend strategies for prevention and treatment of altitude-related illnesses.

Trafficking of Foreign Individuals/ Medical Concerns in Global Travel

Recognize signs that a patient may be a victim of international trafficking; Establish an effective response protocol for patients who may be victims of trafficking; Respond appropriately to a possible victim of trafficking who refuses intervention; Explain the differences between typical types of medical travel insurance policies; Discuss types of medical evacuation, such as commercial flights and air ambulances.

Infectious Disease 2015

Diagnose infectious diseases originating in other countries based on clinical suspicion and serologic testing; Identify methods of transmission of certain infectious diseases; Predict efficacy of influenza vaccination for preventing and reducing severity of illness; Evaluate appropriate use of antibiotics for treating infectious diseases; Recommend appropriate levels of isolation for patients based on methods of disease transmission and infectiousness of pathogen.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Update on Infectious Disease

Compare new antibiotic agents approved for use in adults with MRSA infection that are being studied for use in children; Dose vancomycin appropriately when treating children with MRSA infection; Explain how exposure to erythromycin can induce resistance to clindamycin; Consider a variety of factors (eg, travel, contact with people or animals) that may help identify the origin of an infection; Diagnose infection with HIV before seroconversion renders it detectable via antibody testing.

Environmental Trauma

Delineate the mechanism of injury in a patient who has sustained a direct-contact high-voltage electrical shock; Perform triage for a lightning-strike event involving mass casualties; Choose the appropriate therapy for a patient with Aeromonas infection; Provide effective emergency treatment for a patient who has suffered a lionfish or scorpion fish sting; Differentiate between ciguatera poisoning and scombroid poisoning.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Viral and Vector-Borne Diseases

Diagnose Chikungunya fever (CHIKF), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and Ebola based on presentation, laboratory abnormalities, and history of travel; Manage CHIKF, MERS, and Ebola with supportive care; Differentiate among tick-borne diseases based on geographic distribution, signs and symptoms, and laboratory findings; Recognize the indications for and optimal timing of serologic testing for Lyme disease; Recommend appropriate treatment and prophylaxis (where applicable) for tick-borne diseases.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Nasty Pathogens: Lyme Disease/Dengue/Chikungunya

Explain the pathophysiology and history of LD; Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of LD; Review controversies surrounding posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome; Summarize the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of dengue infection; Outline the clinical manifestations of chikungunya.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Pneumonia and Travel Infections

List the possible causes of CAP; Plan the diagnostic workup of a patient with suspected CAP; Select the appropriate patients to undergo the Legionella urinary antigen test; Choose the appropriate antibiotic treatment for a patient with CAP; Determine the most likely cause of febrile illness in a returning traveler.

Bites

List the most common vectors of rabies; Explain the process of postexposure prophylaxis of rabies; Manage venomous snakebites; Recommend against unacceptable and unhelpful treatments for snakebite; Recognize recurrent coagulopathy after initial treatment of snakebite.

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.