Approach to Travel Medicine Counseling

Melissa Jefferis, MD, FAAFP Reviewed 06/2018
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

Pretravel consultations assess trip plans to determine potential health hazards, discuss risks and methods for prevention, provide immunizations for vaccine-preventable disease and m...

REFERENCES

1 Brunette GW, Kozarsky PE, Cohen NJ, et al. CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2018.
2 Sandford C, McConnell A, Osbo...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ health. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/. Accessed January 5, 2018.

  • Sanford CA, Pottinger PS, Jong EC. The Travel and Tropical Med...

CODES

ICD10

  • Z71.9 Counseling, unspecified

  • Z71.89 Other specified counseling

ICD9

V65.40 Counseling NOS 

SNOMED

  • 171071003 Foreign travel education

  • 171072005 Recommend travel vaccinations

  • 148297000 Travel vacci...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • The CDC Travelers’ Health website is a useful point-of-care tool for destination-specific travel advice (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/).

  • To allow adequate time for vaccine response and ...

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