Travel Medicine

Prophylaxis against malaria:

  • The NICE Guidelines
  • The importance of physical Barriers
  • Conventional Medications
  • Homeopathic Complementary approaches

Vaccination requirements for travel –

  • Which vaccinations are for foreign diseases are and which are part of the routine schedule?
  • How likely are you to be at risk?

What to take with you in your travel pack

Risk assessment is important to rationalise pre-travel preparation, but the advice needs to reflect the health risk and not the interventions available … Health promotion and health education need to be the focus of pre-travel consultations. Risk assessment should be based on a broader view than administering drugs and vaccines.“(1)

Outline

  • The importance of taking adequate measures for the health conditions that you already have
  • Safe aeroplane travel, anti-thrombosis measures
  • Prophylaxis against malaria:
    • The NICE Guidelines
    • The importance of physical Barriers
    • Conventional Medications
    • Homeopathic Complementary approaches
  • Vaccination requirements for travel –
    • Which vaccinations are for foreign diseases are and which are part of the routine schedule?
    • How likely are you to be at risk?
  • What to take with you in your travel pack

Aims

  • That those participating
  • Realise that the commonest reason for repatriation is inadequate treatment of pre-existing health conditions when abroad.
  • Have a clear understanding of the benefits and risks of of current travel advice.
  • Have practical advice on how to minimise risk and maximise benefits of travel.
  • Have simple guidelines for managing illness abroad for themselves and their family.

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