Diarrhea (TD) is one of the most common self-treatable conditions experienced by travellers. As front-line health care professionals faced with a growing demographic of travelling patients, pharmacists play an important role ensuring patients are well informed and educated on when to self treat this condition. This session will review new guidelines regarding recommendations on the use of antibiotic and non-antibiotic therapies in the prevention and treatment of TD. Highlighted are opportunities for pharmacists to ensure patients are well informed and adequately protected from this condition while travelling. Whether you are a pharmacist currently practicing in travel medicine, thinking about specializing in the area, or simply planning to take a trip abroad this year.... You will not want to miss out on the practical information that will be discussed in this webinar!
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the impact of travellers diarrhea, in particular the incidence, and consequences.
- Advise patients on evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches for the prevention of travelers’ diarrhea.
- Apply the new ISTM classification system for illness severity to assist patients with self - treatment decisions.
About the Speaker
Ajit Johal has been a travel medicine provider since 2013. He obtained his Certificate in Travel Health (CTH) from International Society of Travel Medicine in 2014. After in which he continued to grow his travel medicine services. In 2015 he created “travel rx”, a successful pharmacy based travel health service. Johal is also a clinical instructor for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program. He is the course coordinator for Pharmacy 450b, the first elective course in Travel Medicine available in Canada for pharmacy students