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Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Aimee D. Green, MAOM, BA, RRT, RCP
Peer Reviewer(s): Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS
Item#: V7287
Contents: 1 Course Book (104 pages)

Infectious Diseases Related to Domestic and International Travel


Price $19.95
Item # V7287
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: January 10, 2018

Expiration Date: January 10, 2021

This intermediate course is designed for respiratory therapists who may encounter infectious diseases related to domestic and international travel. It begins with a discussion of human migration and the spread of diseases, including contributing factors to the spread of infectious diseases. The course then focuses on specific bacterial, viral, fungal, helminth, and other types of infections and diseases, including causes, transmission, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control that may affect travelers.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the contributing factors to the spread of infectious diseases related to travel, natural disasters, and zoonoses.
  • Identify the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of bacterial diseases.
  • Identify the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of helminthic infections.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of protozoan pathogens.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of viral pathogens.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of fungal pathogens.

Aimee D. Green, MAOM, BA, RRT, RCP, has more than 15 years of clinical experience with respira­tory patients. She is currently the director of clinical education and a respiratory care instructor at Missouri State University in West Plains. Aimee has an associate of applied science degree in respiratory therapy from Sanford-Brown College in Kansas City, Missouri, a bachelor of arts degree in healthcare manage­ment from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, and a master of arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. She is currently attending Missouri State University to receive her master of science degree in public health. Aimee has a wide range of experience in sleep medicine therapies, home care, adult and pediatric airway management, conflict management, educational course development, and more. She has volunteered with the American Red Cross, Wings of Hope, and the International Children’s Heart Foundation, among others. Aimee has written for Mosby’s Evolve Skills series and for Advance for Respiratory Care Practitioners, Respiratory Therapy: The Journal of Pulmonary Technique, and several courses that are accredited by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS, is an independent facilitator for patient advocacy for underprivileged individuals in her immediate community. Beth received a master’s degree in microbiology from Georgetown University, a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University, and an AS RT from Victor Valley College. She gained her experience working at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in the NICU, PICU, and emergency departments, at Loma Linda University as an adjunct faculty member, and at Victor Valley College as a clinical instructor.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.