Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558984
Title:
Protocols and practice in travel medicine
Authors:
Fry, Graham
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558984
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The major outbreak of ebola in West Africa over the past months has helped focus our minds on the seriousness of many tropical diseases and the ease in which they can travel from place to place across our planet. We have seen National Isolation Units throughout Europe being dusted off for the first time in many years to be ready to provide suitable care for and possible cases of a foreign haemorrhagic fever reaching our shores. Every patient returning home ‘from Africa’ is suspected as a possible threat despite the fact that ebola is a relatively difficult disease to contract under normal circumstances. Unfortunately the more common serious and infectious diseases may be over-looked under these circumstances with devastating effects for patient and practitioner alike. As practitioners involved in providing healthcare for the international traveller we have three clear periods of time where we have the opportunity to assist our patients to help ensure that all they return home with is good memories. This can be identified as the 3 Ps of travel medicine; pre (departure), present (overseas) and post (exposure).
Keywords:
TRAVEL MEDICINE; CLINICAL PRACTICE
Local subject classification:
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFry, Grahamen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T09:12:08Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T09:12:08Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558984en
dc.descriptionThe major outbreak of ebola in West Africa over the past months has helped focus our minds on the seriousness of many tropical diseases and the ease in which they can travel from place to place across our planet. We have seen National Isolation Units throughout Europe being dusted off for the first time in many years to be ready to provide suitable care for and possible cases of a foreign haemorrhagic fever reaching our shores. Every patient returning home ‘from Africa’ is suspected as a possible threat despite the fact that ebola is a relatively difficult disease to contract under normal circumstances. Unfortunately the more common serious and infectious diseases may be over-looked under these circumstances with devastating effects for patient and practitioner alike. As practitioners involved in providing healthcare for the international traveller we have three clear periods of time where we have the opportunity to assist our patients to help ensure that all they return home with is good memories. This can be identified as the 3 Ps of travel medicine; pre (departure), present (overseas) and post (exposure).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectTRAVEL MEDICINEen
dc.subjectCLINICAL PRACTICEen
dc.subject.otherPROFESSIONAL STANDARDSen
dc.titleProtocols and practice in travel medicineen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
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