International Travel Medicine Certification & Training

pharmacist_offering_travel_medicineBecome an Expert in Travel Medicine
Certification & Training for Pharmacists, Nurses & Physician

Our ACPE and CNE accredited continuing education program in International Travel Medicine trains medical professionals to provide expert advice and medical services to travelers.  70 million people travel from  the U.S. to foreign destinations each year.  The CDC states that 50-80% of all travelers get sick from a preventable illness when traveling overseas.  With our training you  can help your patients travel healthy.  This is the same program offered by the APHA is it’s 100% web-based. Our program is newer and more comprehensive.  Our international travel medicine program will teach everything you will need to begin practicing travel health services.  Keep your patients, employees and customers healthy and happy, increase your knowledge base and add a specialty to your practice.

The medical professional is in a unique position to help patients traveling abroad to fully prepare them by recommending appropriate routine and travel immunizations, Rx and Refill medications, and over the counter products, as well as providing travel advice.  TravelCare’s C.E. program will make you an expert in Travel Health Service and Travel Medicine and is only $400.  Open to all medical professionals including:  Pharmacists, Nurses, Pharmacist Technicians, RN’s, LPN, LVN, RN, APN, APRN, NP, PA-C, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Benefits for Medical and Healthcare professionals

  • Pre, During & Post Trip Expertise
  • Training on all foreign travel issues
  • Learn how deliver travel medicine services
  • Pay for fee services

The international travel medicine certificate program consists of:

  • Home Study Program (15 contact hours, 1.50 CEUs)
  • 27 modules
  • Study at your own pace

Modules:

  • USC International Travel Medicine Review
  • Introduction to Epidemiology & Environmental Impact on Microbes
  • Immunization Principles Part A – Mode of Immunity, CDC vaccination recommendations, anaphylaxis and use of epinephrine rescue
  • Immunization Principles Part B – Documentation, Vaccine Storage
  • Food/Water Precautions: Food and Water Borne Illness – Heat, filtration, halogenation
  • Travelers Diarrhea – Pathogens, Antimicrobial and other treatments
  • Other Diseases Spread by Food and Water – Typhoid, Cholera
  • Diseases Spread by Person-to-Person Contact Part A – Flu, Pneumonia
  • Diseases Spread by Person-to-Person Contact Part B – MMR, TB, Varicella
  • Diseases Spread by Person-to-Person Contact Part C – Diphtheria, Pertussis, Hepatitis B & C, Meningococcal infection, STDs, Ebola
  • Vector-borne Diseases Part A – Mosquitos, DEET, Picaridin, Permethrin
    Vector-borne Diseases Part B – Malaria: Prevention and Treatment
  • Vector-borne Diseases Part C – Dengue, Chikungunya, Mayaro Virus, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Zika virus, Filariasis
  • Vector-borne Diseases Part D – Leishmaniasis, Trypanosomiasis, Onchocerciasis (river blindness), plague
    Environmental Aspects of Travel Medicine Part A – Jet lag, motion sickness
  • Environmental Aspects of Travel Medicine Part B – Radiation, Venous thrombosis, aircraft environment
  • Environmental Aspects of Travel Medicine Part C – Altitude, sunburn, heat, high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE), high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)
  • Disease Spread by Environmental Contact – Schistosomiasis, Leptospirosis, Legionella, Cutaneous Larva Migrans, Tetanus
  • Bites, Stings and Envenomations – rabies, jellyfish, sea urchins, biting fish
  • Special Populations – children, elderly, pregnancy, medically-ill
  • Traveling with Medications and Medical Kits
  • Safety, Security, and Medical Care Overseas
  • The Pre-Travel Consultation: Travel History Form Review
  • The Pre-Travel Consultation: Informatics
  • The Pre-Travel Consultation: Risk Communication and Management
  • Travel Health Clinic implementation
  • Diseases of the Returned Traveler

Faculty

  • Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, BCACP. University of Southern California
  • Richard Dang, PharmD, BCACP, Pharm.D. University of Southern California
  • Leah Amirian, Pharm.D, Pharm.D. University of Southern California

Price:  $400

Travel Health Certification

  • Become an Expert in Travel Medicine
  • 100% Web Based Training
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • CNE, ACPE Certified

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acpeAccreditation Statement for ACPE
The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This home study program is knowledge-based and has been assigned Universal Activity Number 0007-0000-16-024-H01-P for 15 contact hours (1.50 CEUs), with an initial release date of October 6, 2016 and expiration date of October 6, 2019.  There is a $400 fee to participate in this home-study online program.  Credit will be given for the home-study upon verification of access to the home-study modules, submission of pre- and post-tests, completion of a program evaluation, and achieving a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.  Continuing education (CE) credits will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4-6 weeks following the completion of the program.  A Certificate of Completion can be achieved by successfully completing the program.  If you have not received your statement of credit and/or certificate 8 weeks after completing all requirements, please contact us; otherwise, you may incur an additional fee for processing of duplicate documents. Pharmacists, Pharmacist Technicians, RN’s, LPN, LVN, RN, APN, APRN, NP, PA-C, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with an interest in providing travel health services.


Planning Committee

Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor
Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
USC School of Pharmacy
CTH, Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health

Richard Dang, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor
Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
USC School of Pharmacy

Leah Amirian, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
USC School of Pharmacy
CTH, Certificate in Travel Health