Hepatitis B Vaccination for Travellers

Research Review Educational Series Online Module

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Hepatitis B Vaccination for Travellers

This Research Review Educational Series Online Module provides detailed insight into evidence-based information and guidance on hepatitis B vaccination for travellers.  The module is primarily intended for healthcare professionals who provide pre-travel health advice, including GPs, travel doctors, practice nurses, specialist nurses, pharmacists, and those specialising in travel medicine. It may also be of interest to infectious disease physicians.

To complete the module you will need to read the Educational Series ‘Hepatitis B Vaccination for Travellers' and then answer a series of questions relating to the content. We expect it will take you approximately 1 hour in total to complete the reading and the questions.

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This Educational Series Online Module covers:

  • An overview of hepatitis B
  • Risk factors for hepatitis B infection amongst travellers
  • General pre-travel vaccination advice
  • Guidelines for pre-travel hepatitis B vaccination
  • Special groups for pre-travel hepatitis B vaccination
  • Pre-travel hepatitis B serological screening
  • Accelerated hepatitis B vaccination schedules

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you will improve your knowledge of:

  • How to identify travellers at risk of hepatitis B infection
  • Appropriate general pre-travel vaccination advice
  • Guidelines for pre-travel hepatitis B vaccination
  • How to manage special groups for pre-travel hepatitis B vaccination
  • Appropriate management of pre-travel hepatitis B serological screening and accelerated hepatitis B vaccination schedules

Contributing Experts

Expert commentary is provided by Dr Jenny Visser.  Jenny is a Senior Lecturer in Travel Medicine in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington and works part time in clinical travel medicine at The Travel Doctor in Wellington.

Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield, who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, is involved with clinical research and is clinical advisor to Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

Accreditation

The ‘Hepatitis B Vaccination for Travellers Online Module’ has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for 1 hours CME for General Practice Educational Programme 2/3 (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
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The ‘Hepatitis B for Travellers Online Module’ has been endorsed by The College of Nurses and has been approved for 1 hour professional development.
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