as 64% of people who have traveled to developing countries report travel-related health problems.Today, pharmacists in both community and clinic settings are providing a full or partial range of high quality travel health services that are well accepted by patients. In some states, such as California, pharmacists can provide travel-related prescription medications and vaccines, and order relevant laboratory tests.This issue provides an overview of the healthcare provider’s role in travel health services and serves as a primer for common travel related diseases.
- This accredited program is targeted to pharmacy technicians.
CE activities for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:
This continuing education (CE) activity meets the requirements of all state boards of pharmacy for approved continuing education hours. CE credit is automatically reported to CPE Monitor.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for formally approved continuing education (CE) hours, and CE hours of pharmacotherapeutics.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) for acceptable, accredited CE.
- The ANCC requires all advanced practice nursing certificants (CNSs and NPs) to complete 25 CE hours of pharmacotherapeutics as a portion of the required 75 continuing education hours.
- Pharmacology CE is recommended by the AANPCP and will be required for Certificants renewing certification starting January 2017.
- Most State Boards of Nursing require a minimum number of pharmacy contact hours to renew an advanced practice license.
Requirements for CE Credit
- Name 5 major transmission routes of travel-related diseases. List 1-4 diseases that are transmitted by each route, and state whether or not they are vaccine preventable.
- List the generic and brand names of common vaccines for the prevention of travel-related diseases. For each vaccine, state the route(s) of administration and recommended dosing schedules.
- List the generic and brand names and recommended dosages of common medications for malaria prevention, and for the self-treatment of traveler’s diarrhea.
- Describe the steps that travelers should take to prevent water-, food-, and mosquito-borne infections.
Jeff Goad , PharmD, MPH
Brief Bio : Jeff Goad, PharmD., MPH, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics Policy, USC School of Pharmacy.
Disclosure : Jeff Goad reports no financial or personal relationship with any commercial interest producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing a product or service that appears in this issue. Dr. Goad reports being on the speakers bureau for Merck & Co., Inc.
Pamela Mausner, MD
Brief Bio : Pamela Mausner, MD; Medical Writer/Editor and Healthcare Advocate; and Associate Editor, The Rx Consultant.
Disclosure : Dr.Mausner reports no financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or service(s) that appear in this issue.
Tracy Farnen, PharmD
Brief Bio : Tracy Farnen, PharmD; Managing Editor, The Rx Consultant.
Disclosure : Dr. Farnen reports no financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or service(s) that appear in this issue.