Infectious Diseases Related to Domestic and International Travel

$19.95

About Course #V7287

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.

About the Author(s)

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.

Course Disclosures

  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • 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.

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