Travel Health Check
More than one third of Australia’s population travel overseas every year for either holidays or work.
And even though a significant proportion of these travellers are visiting countries where they are at risk of contracting infectious diseases such as hepatitis A or B, many fail to ensure they are fully immunised and adequately protected.
This audit is intended to raise awareness of the risks of vaccine-preventable disease while travelling overseas, with a focus on hepatitis B.
On successful completion of this second audit and evaluation, GPs will be eligible for 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points from the RACGP.
This audit qualifies as a Quality Improvement activity. GPs who are ACRRM members will be eligible for 30 PRPD points.
By completing this clinical audit, GPs will be able to:
- Identify patients who will be travelling to areas at intermediate to high risk of a vaccine-preventable illness
- Assess immunisation status of adult patients planning overseas travel, in particular hepatitis B status
- Conduct a standard pre-travel consultation according to Australian guidelines
- Advise appropriate immunisation for travellers according to destination, duration of trip, and patient factors
- Implement a systems practice-based strategy to increase immunisation in at-risk adult travellers, thus increasing patient safety
Please click here to start the audit.