The Returning Traveller

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The lecture duration is 17min.

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs, 0.5 CME credits approval pending.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and Provider Pending.

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Hans House
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa, USA
Lecture Summary

Patients returning from overseas travel face a very different set of potential pathogens than seen in their home country. The degree of risk and the specific diseases they may encounter varies with the specific itinerary: where they went, what they did there, and where did they stay. This talk briefly discusses the risks to travelers and the most common conditions that cause travelers to seek care following their trip. It provides an overview of the symptoms and diagnosis of malaria, dengue fever, and traveler’s diarrhea. And provides suggestions for a workup for a fever in a returning traveler.

Target Audience

Emergency Medicine Doctors
Emergency Medicine Nurses
Rural GP's

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify the patients at highest risk for developing “imported” malaria in the United States
  • Describe the laboratory evaluation required for the diagnosis of malaria and dengue fever
  • Provide appropriate treatment for a patient with traveler’s diarrhea