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 latest session I gave on a course (21.05.18).  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: Travel Medicine Guidance documents

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

RCN Travel health
career & competence document

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 choices  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! 

  • 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
  • PHE National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners
  • NEW (March 2018) 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
  • Off label vaccine leaflets see here 
  • Vaccine Storage resources here 
  • PHE Malaria: Guidance, data and analysis here  
  • Department of Health and Social Care here 
  • Public Health England here 
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency here
  • Health Protection Scotland here and travel section 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 but look around each for other resources
  • 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
  • Malaria treatment guidelines (see within malaria resources, mostly UK see near bottom of page) here
  • The Role of the WHO in Public Health here
  • WHO International Health Regulations and further details here
  • WHO factsheets see here 
  • World Health Organization travel section see here  
  • WHO Global Hepatitis Report 2017 see here
  • WHO global road safety see here 
  • WHO injection safety: the work of the WHO here, a short video  and on how to give an injection here (we wouldn’t cleanse the skin with alcohol wipe – UK guidance here)
  • WHO TB report 2017 see hereWHO End TB Strategy here 
  • WHO Malaria report here and lots of malaria resources here 
  • WHO Tropical Diseases see here and WHO Neglected Tropical Diseases factsheet see here 
  • Paper from the Lancet published 14.09.16 Neglected tropical diseases: progress towards addressing the chronic pandemic 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 apps page, see here
  • CDC CE courses and training, 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

 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)

Please note for the information on the two bullet points below, I am not making comment on the content, just providing links to the resources

  • BBC Radio 4 – the Lariam Legacy broadcast April 2015
  • House of Commons Defence Committee:  An acceptable risk? The use of Lariam for military personnel.  Fourth Report of Session 2015–16 here

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 Maps for disease here and WHO interactive maps here 
  • CDC 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: Social Media and Technology

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

USEFUL APPS for travelling – a small selection – many more available

SECTION 7: Societies and Associations 

  • International Society of Travel Medicine ISTM
  • Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow  RCPSG
  • British Global Travel Health Association BGTHA
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ASTMH 
  • 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 8: miscellaneous ideas!

  • Joining the Faculty of Travel Medicine as an Affiliate
  • The Faculty of Travel Medicine Education HUB see here (please note this was made early 2016, some information will be outdated, but left online for interest)
  • Article about the Hub here
  • IATA Medical Manual (for fitness to fly from page 51) Feb 2018 see HERE
  • FGM resources here
  • Link to Zika resources here 
  • Videos on my website – go to item no. 11 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.  To find the latest item added to this website go to ‘What’s New’ click here or image below right

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!

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