RESOURCES FOR THE TRAVEL MEDICINE COURSES conducted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 

Hello – here are some of the resources I referred to during the session on information sources on 31.01.22.  There are others here not mentioned and the list is certainly not exhaustive but gives you a ‘flavour’ of some of the information available!  Explore and if you find more links that you think are very useful please let me know.  

This page was updated for the training, but inbetween courses I do not monitor it for changes.  Please notify me if you find anything that needs updating.  Have fun!

There are 8 sections! 

SECTION 1:  Guidance documents for the practice of travel medicine 

 SECTION 2: KEY RESOURCES for vaccine and malaria recommendations in the UK 

Good Practice Guidance
for Providing a Travel Health Service

NaTHNaC – National Travel Health Network and Centre

TRAVAX – The A to Z of healthy travel. (Password needed)

Fit for Travel, health information for travellers

NHS website public pages for travel

Immunisation against Infectious disease (The Green Book)

Vaccine update – essential publication

Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK

SECTION 2 continued: A few little extras including international resources! 

  • Download the index for the Green Book onto your desktop for quick reference of content
  • Subscribe to Vaccine Update here
  • Routine National Immunisation schedule here in chart form including list of vaccines for those with medical conditions
  • UKHSA National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners
  • Immunisation course free of charge on Health Education England e-LfH (includes many other excellent courses on the site)
  • BNF apps for android and IoS here
  • Yellow Card reporting from the MHRA here
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency here
  • Off label vaccine leaflets see here 
  • Vaccine Storage resources here 
  • PHE Malaria: Guidance, data and analysis here  
  • Yellow Fever course from Health Protection Scotland (remember this does NOT replace NaTHNaC training if you are a registered Yellow Fever Centre in England,Wales or N. Ireland) see here
  • How to navigate the NaTHNaC website TravelHealthPro here

SECTION 3: International Resources 

  • Disease surveillance centres e.g. ECDCWER and MMWR and also ProMED
  • ECDC Surveillance atlas of infectious diseases here 
  • Immunisation guidance from the Australia  Canada  USA (the pink book)
  • At a glance resources guide from the USA – leads to e learning and other resources here
  • Immunization Action Coalition (USA) here
  • WHO International Health Regulations and further details here
  • WHO factsheets see here 
  • World Health Organization travel section see here  
  • WHO global road safety see here 
  • WHO Global Malaria Programme here  and to the 2021 World Malaria Report here 
  • WHO Tropical Diseases see here 
  • WHO You Tube page see here 
  • Open WHO courses here
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) see here 
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) see here
  • Canadian Travel Medicine resources see here 
  • CDC Yellow fever course online see here 
  • CDC Yellow Book see here 
  • CDC Clinician Resources, see here 

SECTION 4: Books and Journals 

  • Emporiatrics – the Magazine of the Faculty of Travel Medicine here 
  • Journal of Travel Medicine here or free access via the ISTM Membership
  • Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease here or free access through membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine
  • Travellers’ Health How to stay health abroad – edited by Richard Dawood.  Click here
  • Emerging Infectious Disease from CDC here
  • CDC Yellow Book see here 

 Useful recent papers/podcast/e-learning published and some made free access 

  • Travellers’ Diarrhoea BMJ clinical review HERE (login details required but podcast available free of charge)
  • TMAID (Systematic review of loperamide: No proof of antibiotics being superior to loperamide in treatment of mild/moderate travellers’ diarrhoea) HERE
  • TD Guidelines from the ISTM HERE 
  • Medical Considerations before International Travel – NEJM here 
  • Free online course from LSHTM – Preventing Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito 
  • The Lancet – Zika Virus Resource Centre 
  • The CDC journal club here
  • Research Papers and publications from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (added Nov.2016) here 
  • UK Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2016 here and direct PDF here (added Nov.2016)

SECTION 5: Maps and Infographics

  • Maps for political situation in countries from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office here (also direct link from individual countries on NaTHNaC database)
  • WHO interactive maps here 
  • CDC maps here 
  • NaTHNaC Yellow Fever maps here
  • WHO infographics here  
  • CDC infographics here 
  • Try a Google search on ‘Travel Health Infographics’
  • ILGA maps sexual orientation laws in the world – overview map

SECTION 6: Societies and Associations 

  • International Society of Travel Medicine ISTM
  • Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow  RCPSG
  • The faculty of Travel Medicine of Australasia ACTM 
  • British Global Travel Health Association BGTHA
  • Asia Pacific Travel Health Society APTHS
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ASTMH 
  • South African Society of Travel Medicine SASTM
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene RSTMH
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM
  • CDC listing of promoting quality in the practice of travel medicine from the Yellow Book here

SECTION 7: Social Media and Technology

Please note – this is just a small selection – this area is expanding rapidly!

SECTION 8: miscellaneous ideas!

  • IATA Medical Manual (for fitness to fly from page 51) Feb 2018 see HERE
  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Guidance for health professionals here 
  • International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers here 
  • FGM resources here
  • The Univeristy of Liverpool HIV Drug Interactions here 
  • Videos on my website – go to item no. 11 here 

Cathy O’Malley’s Workshop Resources 

  • The green book chapter 3: Storage, distribution and disposal of vaccines here
  •  The green book chapter 4: Immunisation procedures here
  • The green book chapter 11: UK immunisation schedule here
  • For those with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status here
  • For article on air bubbles here
  • Travax – Vaccination practice: Expelling air bubbles prior to IM injection here (password protected)
  • Jane Chiodini’s Chart: Guide for travel vaccines item No 3 in Tools
  • Specialist Pharmacy Service policy for maintaining the cold chain here
  • Vaccine incident guidance here
  • NaTHNaC’s factsheet: Interrupted Vaccination Schedules- General Principles here
  • PHE Complete routine immunisation schedule here
  • Free immunisation course E-LfH sections: Vaccine Administration & Vaccine storage here
  • PHE Immunisation Collection here
  • Emporiatrics Autumn Winter 2021 Section 8 & 9 here
  • Jane Chiodini’s general rules regarding vaccination here

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND WWW.JANECHIODINI.CO.UK – at the bottom of the HOME page are images of some of the most useful pages to access directly rather than using the menu at the top.  Don’t forget the HELP page has loads of resources topic by topic.

At the bottom of each page is a purple ‘up’ button to take you to the top of the page quickly.  There are logos on each page as well to take you to my FB, Twitter and Blog pages and the Practice Nurse Update.

If you’ve found this helpful please let me know.  Similarly if you’ve had problems with it, I’d appreciate knowing what the issue was so I can improve it for next time!

Please e mail me at janechiodini@btinternet.com

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