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Approach to Travel Medicine Counseling

Melissa Jefferis, MD, FAAFP Reviewed 06/2020
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

Pretravel consultations are an important way to assess trip plans, determine potential health hazards, and discuss risks and methods of prevention. These visits also provide an oppor...

REFERENCES

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Bagshaw M, DeVoll J, Jennings R, et al. Medical guidelines for airline passengers: Aerospace Medical Association. https://www.asma.org/asma/media/asma/Travel-Publications/paxguidelines.pdf...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ health. http://www.cdc.gov/travel/. Accessed December 8, 2019.

  • Freedman DO, Chen LH, Kozarsky PE. Medical considerations before...

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 Web site 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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