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Stepping Up your Travel Health Knowledge

1.00 Canadian Council On Continuing Education In Pharmacy (CCCEP) CEU(s)

Program available online until: September 19, 2018

This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP)
for 1.00 CEU(s).

Customizing Your Travel Health Recommendations


Most people assume that they will not become ill while travelling, but in reality, travel-related issues are common. These issues can lead to anything from a minor health condition to a potentially life-threatening infection. Many of these issues could have been avoided with appropriate counselling and implementing preventative measures prior to leaving Canada. 

This continuing education lesson reviews recent travel health recommendations that pharmacists can implement into their practice. It will provide travel health advice for people travelling to resort destinations as well as to the more complex and increasingly popular travel destinations such as Asia. 

Planning Committee

  • Michael Boivin, BSc Pharm.
  • Betty Golightly, BSc, Pharm.
  • Carlene Oleksyn, B. Pharm, CDE.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Conduct a pre-travel health assessment and provide counselling to people travelling to common Caribbean and Mexican resort destinations
  2. Recommend appropriate travel vaccines for a traveller to a resort destination
  3. Discuss common health issues for people travelling to Asia
  4. Counsel travellers on travel health considerations when travelling to countries overseas

Questions answered by our expert: Michael Boivin, BSc Pharm, RPh, CDE, CTE, CTH

  • What is the importance of a pre-travel consultation?
  • Can you discuss the major changes in the new ISTM travellers’ diarrhea guidelines?
  • How do you determine which basic travel vaccines to give to travellers?
  • When should we use combination Hep A/B, rapid schedules and monovalent vaccines?
  • What are the key points regarding the ETEC diarrhea vaccine?
  • Can you discuss why rabies vaccines is a key recommendation for many travellers?

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