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Approach to Travel Medicine Counseling

Melissa Jefferis, MD, FAAFP Reviewed 06/2019
 


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

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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

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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