Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services

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Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services is an innovative and interactive advanced competency training (ACT) program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing travel health services to patients. This application-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills necessary to successfully provide travel health services.

 

Program pre-requisite: Pharmacists who have completed the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and received a Certificate of Achievement or have previously completed an immunization training program and are authorized to provide immunizations in the state in which they practice.

 

There are two components to the Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services advanced competency training (ACT) program:

  • 6.0 hour (0.60 CEU) web based self-study modules with case studies and assessment exam 
  • 4.0 hour (0.40 CEU) live seminar with assessment exam 

Self-Study Learning Objectives

After completing the modules, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe the extent of U.S. travel abroad and the incidence of morbidity and mortality in travelers.
  • Identify key factors that determine travelers’ health risk including: mode of transportation; destination; duration and season of travel; purpose of travel; standards of lodgings, food hygiene, and sanitation; lifestyle or behavior of the traveler; and underlying health of the traveler and pharmacotherapies used. 
  • Describe the common diseases and other health problems encountered by international travelers.
  • Evaluate vaccines and medications commonly used in travel health.
  • Evaluate travel health issues of special populations including: pregnant/nursing mothers; infants/children; travelers with significant underlying medical conditions; disabled travelers; students studying abroad; humanitarian/relief workers; families adopting internationally; and people visiting friends and relatives abroad.
  • Identify appropriate travel health resources for patients and health care providers.
  • Summarize the signs and symptoms of travel-related illnesses.

 

Live Seminar Learning Objectives

After completing the live seminar, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Distinguish the information necessary to obtain from patients to conduct a quality travel health risk assessment.
  • Explain elements of a 20-minute pre-travel consultation in the community pharmacy setting.
  • Demonstrate appropriate health risk communication and management for international travelers.
  • Justify the use and timing of vaccinations to prevent diseases associated with travel to certain geographic regions.
  • Select appropriate prescription, over-the-counter, and ancillary prophylactic and therapeutic products related to travel health.

 

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information

  The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The self-study learning portion of the Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services advanced competency training program is approved for 6 hours (0.60 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-16-111-H01-P). The live training seminar is approved for 4 hours (0.40 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-16-112-L01-P).

Activity Type:  Application-based

Target Audience:  Pharmacists who have completed the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and received a Certificate of Achievement or have previously completed an immunization training program and are authorized to provide immunizations in the state in which they practice.

Release Date: June 1, 2016

Expiration Date: June 1, 2019

Learning Level: 3 – Substantial knowledge of and experience in the subject area of immunization is required, no prior knowledge in travel health is required.

 

Completion Requirements

To earn Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit and/or a Certificate of Completion, participants must meet all the following requirements:

  • Complete Pre-Test
  • Complete the self-study modules and successfully complete the online self-study assessment.  A score of 70% or better is required. 
  • Attend a live training seminar offering and successfully complete the online open-book final exam and evaluation.  A score of 70% or better is required. 

Once credit is claimed, Statements of Credit will be available online within 24 hours on the participant’s CPE Monitor profile at www.nabp.net.  The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the activity requirements. This will be made available on the participant’s “My Training” page on www.pharmacist.com

Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services was developed by the American Pharmacists Association and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis Vaccines. APhA would also like to acknowledge Walgreens for its financial contribution to the development of this advanced competency training.

 

Technology requirements and suggestions for a better learning experience.

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our webpage to view the System Requirements for the technology requirements.

APhA’s learning activities are designed with multimedia which is best experienced while using a PC or Mac that is equipped with the hardware and software components described above. Although activities may also be viewed using portable devices, it is not recommended.

If your company or organization is interested in offering this advanced competency program to its pharmacists or student pharmacists, please contact our education department education@aphanet.org.

 

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