An introduction to travel health for registered health professionals who have not undertaken basic immunisation training. It reflects the RCN competency framework for travel health medicine, the Public Health England and Wales standards for immunisation training and DH immunisation policy. Also addresses legal and professional accountability in accordance with the requirements stipulated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the NMC Standards for Medicines Management.
"Very educative - will definitely recommend!"
"Excellent course! Delivered at the appropriate level - would definitely recommend to others!"
"Excellent course; good balance of input, discussion and individual-thinking led by very knowledgable lecturer - thank-you!"
Past course delegates, October 2016
National and international guidelines and policy requirements; sources of guidance and information
Public Health England and Wales immunisation standards for practice and the RCN travel health core competencies:
i) General standards for all nurses working in travel health
ii) Travel health consultations
iii) Professional responsibilities for nurses working in travel health
Immunology and vaccine technology
Public perceptions about immunisation
Vaccine storage, handling, administration, & record keeping
Understanding and management of anaphylaxis
Risk assessment:- the traveller; the destination; travel duration; travel itineries; special needs
Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination
Health promotion and preventive measures for non vaccine preventable diseases
Health care abroad and health insurance
Travel health update