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Taking Off With Travel Health Services
With more Americans traveling each year, travel health can be a profitable clinical service for community pharmacies. One of the main benefits of travel health is that most community pharmacies are already providing vaccinations. Pharmacies can start small by adding new vaccines to their inventories, seeking additional training in travel medicine, marketing to current patients, and expanding their front-end travel related items. Consider using experienced pharmacy technicians to help lay the foundations of a travel clinic and utilize them to assist in the travel process. Travel medicine is distinctive area in which pharmacists can expand patient care and grow their business.
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Taking Off With Travel Health Services
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ACPE Universal Program Number: 0207-0000-17-003-H04-P; 0207-0000-17-003-H04-T
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Expiration Date: March 1, 2020
Activity Type: Application-based

Statement of Need
With more Americans traveling each year, travel health can be a profitable clinical service for community pharmacies. One of the main benefits of travel health is that most community pharmacies are already providing vaccinations. Pharmacies can start small by adding new vaccines to their inventories, seeking additional training in travel medicine, marketing to current patients, and expanding their front-end travel related items. Consider using experienced pharmacy technicians to help lay the foundations of a travel clinic and utilize them to assist in the travel process. Travel medicine is distinctive area in which pharmacists can expand patient care and grow their business.

Pharmacists Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacists should be better able to:

  1. Discuss the most common travel health agents and counseling points for each agent.
  2. Analyze the workflow steps required to successfully care for a travel patient from initial contact to vaccine/medication administration.
  3. Evaluate the time-based commitment to launch and sustain a travel clinic.
  4. Develop a profitable business model for a travel clinic.

Pharmacy Technicians Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be better able to:

  1. Categorize the workflow steps required to successfully care for a travel patient from initial contact to vaccine administration.
  2. Illustrate the role of the travel health technician.
  3. Evaluate the time-based commitment recommended for the travel health technician.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication. This article contains a discussion of off-label uses that will be identified as such by the author.

Target Audience
The target audience for this activity is Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.

Instructions for Participation
To receive a certificate of completion that indicates your eligibility for continuing education credit, you must:

  • Review the content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (70% or higher).
  • You will have two (2) opportunities to successfully complete the activity.

Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the post-test and submission of the evaluation.

Fee
There is no fee for this activity.

Accreditation
Pharmacists
ACPE logoNCPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity will provide 2.0 contact hours (0.20 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit under the number 0207-0000-17-003-H04-P and 0207-0000-17-003-H04-T.

Faculty
Alexa Volpe, PharmD, is a PGY-1 community practice resident at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, Ga., and Village Drug Shop, Athens, Ga.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities.

The authors, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions) and drug delivery systems are subject to change, however, and the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.

Approval of credit for this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by NCPA of any product or manufacturer identified.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CE activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.

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