Travelfit Education

Travelfit provides comprehensive travel health training to all disciplines of health professionals.

Half day or full day training sessions are available. Clients can choose from one of the full days outlined below or sessions can be tailored according to individual requirements.

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Travelfit 1 -The Basics.

Designed to meet the needs of nurses who are new to travel health. The day includes presentations on risk assessment, the provision of basic malaria avoidance advice, vaccination schedules, vaccine administration, information sources.

The aim of this session is to equip nurses with sufficient knowledge and practical skills to feel confident providing travel health advice and vaccinations. The day also provides a learning framework that they can build upon as they gain more travel health experience.

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Travelfit 2  –An Update

Designed for nurses who are already providing travel health consultations and who wish to keep their skills up to date.

Topics include: Improving travel health services.  Malaria- delivering advice and gaining compliance. Case studies, and disease awareness (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, typhoid, diphtheria polio and tetanus). Self management of minor illnesses acquired abroad. Yellow fever – assessing the risk.

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Travelfit 3  – Advanced practice

A day aimed at nurses who are more experienced in travel health. These nurses may wish to expand their knowledge to meet the challenges presented by travellers with special needs regarding health advice.

Topics include advising challenging travellers (the traveller with diabetes, the traveller with respiratory disease, pregnant travellers, child travellers, elderly travellers, gap year travellers, physically impaired travellers, late presenters, cruise passengers and business travellers) This day includes advice on malaria prevention for all of the types of travellers listed.

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Travelfit 4 – Around The World in a day

Aimed at experienced travel health nurses. Travel health from a different perspective. We take a look at some of the places travellers visit. What is the climate? What places do they visit? What are the medical facilities like? What are the health risks?
Topics include leishmaniasis, rabies, yellow fever, japanese B encephalititis, hepatitis B, cholera.

Around the World in a day A – Sub Saharan Africa, South East Asia, South America

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Travelfit 5 – Travel Health Teamwork

A two hour session ideally aimed at the practice manager and practice nurse attending together but also relevant to a practice manager who attends alone. Topics include: developing an action plan for travel health service delivery, claiming and charging procedures, disseminating knowledge to other team members and medico-legal issues in travel health.

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Travelfit 6 – Business travel- keeping healthy.

The only Travelfit session aimed directly at the travellers rather than at those who advise them. This session has proved enomously popular with many companies who require employees to undertake business travel. The session includes advice on preparing for healthy travel, avoiding travel related health risks, coping with minor travel related illness and a “hands –on” session looking at travel health related goods.
The session lasts 2 hours and each delegate is given a “ Prepared for Healthy Business Travel” certificate on completion of the session.

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Specialist Sessions

Travelfit also offer sessions on The National Minimum Standards in Immunisation and on The Childhood Immunisation Programme. Whatever your travel health training needs are please contact Travelfit and we will be happy to help you find the session that suits you.