TravelByte #31: PreTravel Care for Boomers to SE Asia: A Powerpoint Presentation
It is estimated that 10,000 Americans turn 65 everyday. They are the Baby Boomer generation, now numbering 77 million in this country. With more disposable income, more time for travel, and often a bucket list of places to go and things to see and do, Boomer travel is on the increase both domestically and internationally. Travel agents and tour companies are targeting this generation with major marketing efforts. No longer limited to one or two weeks of vacation, many Boomers can travel to all continents for extensive trips; SEAsia destinations are very popular right now. This month ATHNA shares a powerpoint presentation that provides some suggestions for ways to enhance the pre-travel encounter for Boomers to Indochina.
Note: Most slides have a few speaker notes- don't miss out on this added information. And since this is a Powerpoint presentation it may be best viewed on a tablet or your desktop rather than your phone to avoid formatting issues.
TravelByte #32: It's Not About the Shots: My Evolving Career in Travel Health Nursing from the Student Health Perspective
Travel health nurses have some interesting and rewarding jobs that can be quite different from what other travel health nurses are doing. Periodically we hope to highlight the unique and varied work of our members to illustrate the breadth of our profession. This month Julie Richards, Past President, shares her professional experiences working in student health at Stanford. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in sharing your story....
CE Activity: Do you know this man?
On June 4th over 100 of our members were able to earn 5.0 CE credits at our first national NED. For our members who could not come to DC or who missed out on our regional NED 4.0 sessions last summer, we are continuing to offer some of that continuing education content. In September 2018, we shared a powerpoint presentation on Chagas Disease. Members can still complete that activity and earn 1.0 nursing CE credit. Currently we are also offering a CE activity titled Travel Health Pictionary. It is an image driven educational program for which you can also earn 1.0 CE nursing credit. Later this summer we will post another CE offering as part of our ongoing commitment to travel health nursing education....
As travel health nurses we know that rabies continues to be a serious risk for many of our international travelers as well as a concern here at home for U.S. citizens. This week we share a report in the MMWR that updates CDC data and recommendations for rabies cases attributed to dogs and wildlife. Domestic deaths from bat bites are highlighted for our attention. We are reminded as clinicians that bats do carry rabies and lifesaving care may be delayed because bat bites and scratches are often hard to observe or overlooked.
For more information about guidelines for a bat exposure refer to ATHNA's June 13, 2016 TravelByte BAT Rabies: Awake or Asleep- Know the Protocol and for the latest CDC information on the topic:
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Mission of the American Travel Health Nurses Association
To advance nurses engaged in the care of international travelers through professional development, evidence based practice and advocacy.