Travel Health Check

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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.