ATHNA 3000 STRONG November Thanksgiving Message
Happy Thanksgiving ATHNA Membership!! We hope you enjoy this special day with family and friends. As we all give thanks during this national holiday, we encourage you to voice your gratitude for ATHNA with your professional colleagues. Share your appreciation for the only U.S. nursing organization supporting travel health nurses. Encourage them to join the American Travel Health Nurses Association. Help us make ATHNA 3000 STRONG!!
Soon we will be introducing an occasional new feature on the ATHNA website, "Member Mini-Profiles" to showcase our diverse and growing membership. If you would like to recommend a colleague for this feature- or yourself- please send an email to our Membership Chair, Jackie Mier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NED 2020: Looking for Summer Hosts & Potential Topics
Next summer, at several locations around the country, ATHNA plans to again sponsor our popular one day regional NED: Networking, Education and Development. Now in its fifth year, the NED program is designed to offer our members a day of small group gatherings for professional networking and continuing education. In the past we have arranged up to four sites on the same day. Hosts provide their homes for the event; ATHNA provides all the rest- the educational program, a facilitator, and funds for lunch and refreshments. The regional NED program is one of our most popular ATHNA benefits.
If you might be willing to serve as a host for up to 10 or 12 members on a Saturday in July or August 2020, please contact us at email@example.com. Suggestions for possible clinical topics for the program? Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. (And to get an idea of how this informal event is enjoyed by our members, please note the photograph at the top of this homepage, one of the first NEDs held in New York.)
ATHNA Past President Julie Richards Receives Stanford's Advanced Practice Provider of the Year Award
On September 23, the Stanford Health Care Center for Advanced Practice and the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) General Council awarded Julie Richards the APP of the Year Award for 2019. The APP Award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution toward advancing the APP role with a commitment to promoting evidence-based practice, demonstrating excellence in clinical practice, and providing leadership in influencing the advancement of the APP role. Julie received the award for her contributions to Stanford and Travel Health Nursing. Congratulations Julie!
Tribute to Jay Keystone, MD
ATHNA mourns the passing in September of Jay Keystone, MD, a Past President of ISTM and an champion of travel health nurses. For a tribute written by our Past President Julie Richards...
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 #33 Looking for meaning in your work? Pick up your own backyard.
I sometimes hear people complain about their jobs. They are overworked, frustrated by limited resources, or engaged in a struggle with a difficult boss or passive aggressive co-workers. Yet, even stressful, mundane or creativity deprived jobs can offer meaning as soon as you make the choice to start looking for it. Unconvinced? Please read on....
ATHNA Book and Journal Club - November 2019
As our second recommendation in our Book Club, we recommend The Ghost Map by Steve Johnston. Written in 2006 this book is considered a classic in our field and a great read as well. Enjoy!
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World by Steven Johnson Riverhead Books, New York, 2006.
Have you ever traveled to central London and seen the famous "John Snow' water pump? Did you know that the American Public Health Association has established the John Snow Award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to global health? Whether you answered "yes or no," reading Johnson's entertaining book about the infamous 1854 cholera epidemic in London is well worth your time.
As part of our ongoing commitment to help keep travel health nursing professionals up-to-date, ATHNA will continue to highlight the latest messages of CDC, WHO, and other national authorities in our What's News column. The monthly ATHNA Book Club is a new regular feature that will focus on additional sources of travel health knowledge and information. Have a good book or article to recommend? Please send your titles to Gail Rosselot, Immediate Past President, email@example.com...
Health Outcomes of Student Travel Abroad
ATHNA wants to alert our members to a unique opportunity to contribute to important research concerning the health of students who travel abroad. Currently ISTM and CDC are working together to enroll colleges and universities around the world in this research. Several ATHNA members serve on the Coordinating Council for this important project. If you are a travel health nurse involved with college health, please consider enrolling your institution and participating in this study. Sign-up ends 12/31/2019...