Travel Health Update Resources

HELLO – this page is just for you having attended a recent travel health update with me!   Please note, the page was up to date at the time of the travel health update you attended, but things may have changed since that time so refer to other resources as well, for example NaTHNaC and TRAVAX.   I will endeavor to keep it up to date, but it would be very helpful if you notice anything isn’t working that you contact me and let me know.   Travel health moves quite quickly and as a result I will change the resources on this page accordingly – this will be most relevant if you attended a face to face training when such items will be discussed.   Some updates I teach are half days and some full days so if there are items on this page that weren’t covered on you’re day, they are still here for you to peruse if you want!      Thank you.  

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed designing ‘tools’ and resources for health care professionals to use in their daily practice – created to make the process easier.   When using tools such as vaccine and malaria charts, advice leaflets etc. make sure though that you are always using the latest version. I would ask you to read the copyright and disclaimer statements please.

KEY RESOURCES in TRAVEL HEALTH  are always on the ‘Panda Page – or see image at the bottom of the home page.
 

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND AND KEEPING UP TO DATE

 

HEPATITIS A INFORMATION AND RESOURCES    

 

HEPATITIS B INFORMATION AND RESOURCES 

  • Guidance on Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints from Public Health England (includes the information leaflet) although restrictions now lifted but links left here temporarily for information
  • November 2017 – prioritising vaccine for travellers now combination A+B vaccine is gradually returning here
  • Resources on hepatitis B in HELP here 

Additional resources and tools for hep A and B

  • Pharmaceutical company information for shortages – online GSK   and phone numbers: GSK Tel: 0208 047 5000  Sanofi Pasteur Tel: 0148 350 5515  MSD Tel: 0199 245 2094  PaxVax Tel: 0152 521 7516
  • Food, beverage and advice chart
  • Further information about PGDs and PSDs here
  • FAQ on charging for vaccines here

 

POLIO 

  • A blog about the situation re Polio and the PHEIC (this link takes you to a previous posting as well)
  • Polio information from NaTHNaC here and WHO video shown here but look at others too when on the page
  • WHO information about cVDPV in Syria here
  • Recommendation for administering more than one live vaccine see here 
  • Purchasing the ICVP from NaTHNaC – look under ordering

 

ZIKA VIRUS 

    • Zika information – all the information can be accessed from the HOT NEWS page
    • WHO Zika app here

TETANUS

PHE Tetanus immunoglobulin: recommendations on treatment and prophylaxis  temporary guidance July 2018 – supersedes the Green Book information at the current time.

 

MALARIA, MOSQUITO BITE PREVENTION and other insect borne diseases

  • World Malaria Day 2018 resources 
  • WHO app for the World Malaria Report here
  • Imported malaria into the UK statistics
  • UK malaria annual report here
  • Malaria data , guidance and analysis 
  • Many other Malaria resources from my website here
  • E learning course for malaria based on PHE guidelines
  • Children’s malaria tablet chart from NaTHNaC here
  • Administering children’s tablets – see item no. 21 in TOOLS here
  • Mandatory logo for selling medicines online here and register of authorised sellers of medicines here
  • Maloff Protect manufacturer website here  and SPC – see ‘risk materials’ at the top of the page.  MHRA announcement here 
  • Malaria tablet leaflets on tools – see item no. 25
  • Dengue factsheet from NaTHNaC, PHE data and information from WHO
  • Chikungunya factsheet from NaTHNaC, PHE data and information from WHO
  • Practical  aspects of insect bite prevention – here
  • Bug Off website and video directly on YouTube

 

DISEASE INFORMATION and UPDATES 

WHO open access courses on many diseases here

Yellow fever

  • New patient information leaflet on YF from NaTHNaC
  • Yellow Fever Zone on Travel Health Pro, and the Training Portal
  • Yellow fever resources from the WHO including outbreak information and many other items
  • Yellow fever factsheet from WHO
  • Yellow fever chapter 35 from the Green Book
  • Yellow fever resources (including latest map for Brazil) from ECDC
  • CDC interactive map – Expanded Yellow Fever Vaccine Recommendation Areas in Brazil
  • Example of yellow fever certificate on Travel Health Pro
  • WHO Annex of Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination (Feb 2017) 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 
  • WHO: EYE strategy – Working together for eliminating yellow fever epidemics video
  • Travellers’ Diarrhoea BMJ clinical review HERE (login details required but podcast available free of charge) and open access paper from TMAID (Systematic review of loperamide: No proof of antibiotics being superior to loperamide in treatment of mild/moderate travellers’ diarrhoea) HERE  

Japanese encephalitis

Meningococcal disease

Rabies

Measles

LEARNING THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCES

  • Emergency travel list (courtesy of Claire Winchester – downloadable in an excel file) here
  • Travelling after breast cancer – for article see here

The CHILD TRAVELLER and gap year/backpacker travellers 

FINAL RESOURCES 

A few tools by image below 

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND WWW.JANECHIODINI.CO.UK – remember 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.  Below this on the grey band are logos for twitter, facebook, blogger and Practice Nurse and clicking on any of these will take you directly to those additional resources.

  • MANY helpful tools to standardise your service can be found on the tools page – or click on the image of the fruit and cutlery below!  These will include travel risk assessment and management forms (nos. 1 and 2), advice leaflet and post vaccination letter you can customise (nos. 4 and 5), last minute traveller poster (no. 10), bravery certificates (no. 14), poster regarding rabies for reception staff (no. 16) and much much more!
  • Wanting more education on travel – click the trainig image below
  • 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

I hope I’ve remembered everything!  If not please e mail me at janechiodini@btinternet.com

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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