DC NED 2021

The Annual NED Series

Participation in the annual NED (Networking, Education and Development) series is a free, unique benefit of ATHNA membership. Due to Covid-19, the NED series is virtual in 2021, but we hope to return to our regional model of one day simultaneous programs across the U.S. in 2022.

If you seek nursing CE credit for this webinar then we ask for a donation of $20. Information about how to apply for 1.0 CE and make your payment will be shared at the end of the session on 3/26.

The Topic: Telehealth and its Future Use for Travel Health Nursing

According to the online article Six Ways to Unleash the Potential of Travel Health, "Since the global pandemic hit, virtual visits in the U.S. are on track to reach 1 billion by the end of the year. In Italy, a country greatly impacted by the pandemic, telehealth guidelines have been in place in all 20 of the country's regions since 2018. Healthcare providers in Italy have called for their colleagues around the world to utilize home-based care. This approach can be used to screen and triage patients who might have COVID-19 and to keep non-COVID-19 patients home, all helping to reduce the spread of the virus.

'Our challenge has always been that we haven't had wide-scale adoption because there just hasn't been wide-scale awareness," said Ferguson. "Since March, we've had everyone from the president of the United States down to local governors to CEOs of healthcare companies all saying use telemedicine as a first line of defense.'

Telehealth is clearly here to stay and ready to expand, well beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. With growing interest among providers and consumers, now is the time to leverage this healthcare technology and unleash its full potential."

Our Speaker: We are fortunate to have Julie Richards, MS, MSN, WNP-BC, FNP-BC, FATHNA speak on this timely topic. Julie is a Past President of ATHNA and Travel Health Lead at Vaden Health Center, Stanford University. Julie will share her knowledge and insight using telehealth for pre-and post-travel services.

Questions? Please reach us at info@athna.org