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 4 (TRV4) Topics Include:   Temporary Dental Treatments in the Backcountry, Zika Virus, Infection Control Measures, Antiviral Drugs, Victim Resuscitation after Avalanche, and more.

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

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Course Topics

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.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Identify signs and symptoms of COVID-19; Order and interpret laboratory tests in patients with suspected COVID-19; Recognize comorbidities that increase the risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with COVID-19; Elaborate on the use of antiviral drugs in patients with COVID-19; Prevent transmission of COVID-19 in the health care environment.

Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Influenza and SARS

Develop solutions for overcrowding and increased boarding in the emergency department (ED) during a disease outbreak; Implement a split-flow health care model in the ED; Establish relationships between hospital systems and public health departments that address infection control measures ahead of an infectious disease outbreak; Recognize factors that contribute to and affect the rate of the transmission of infectious disease. infection control measure;.Educate health care workers and other staff about the importance of infection control measures.


Hypothermia /Avalanche Rescue

Identify the stages of hypothermia; Diagnose and treat individuals with hypothermia in the field; Provide Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and recognize the benefits of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with hypothermia-induced cardiac arrest; Follow the algorithms in the Avalanche Victim Resuscitation Checklist to treat patients in the field; Recognize prognostic factors associated with survival after burial in an avalanche.


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.


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.


Influenza /Travel Medicine

Elaborate on recommendations for influenza vaccination in children; Optimize testing for influenza in children; Select children with influenza most likely to benefit from antiviral therapy; Identify and treat patients exposed to travel-associated infective agents; Recommend appropriate vaccinations and preventive measures for patients planning international travel.


Immunizations/Zoonotic Infections

Follow guidelines on when to administer live and inactivated vaccines; Evaluate indications and contraindications for recommended pediatric immunizations, eg, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal vaccines; Describe adverse events associated with the routinely recommended pediatric immunizations; Identify the clinical presentation and epidemiology of zoonotic infections observed in children; Summarize the presentation of cat scratch disease.


Tropical Medicine /Urology/Antibiotics

Manage febrile illness in patients with a history of recent travel; Differentiate between symptoms of malaria, typhoid, and dengue; Diagnose and treat common GU emergencies affecting men; Select appropriate antibiotic treatments for infections commonly seen in the emergency department; Discuss the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria in elderly patients.

Gastrointestinal Infections/Pulmonary Nodules

Recognize symptoms of food-related infections, such as infections caused by norovirus, Escherichia coli, and Campylobacter; Counsel patients about prevention of Shigella and Listeria infection; Select effective treatment of Clostridium difficile infection; Stratify risk for malignancy in patients with pulmonary nodules; Identify and manage patients with ground-glass nodules.


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 our Custom Medical Courses 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.