Clinical Queries: Preparing your patient for a trip to India
Elizabeth R. Santulli MA, BSN, RN, COHN-S

July 2011 
Volume 41  Number 7
Pages 21 - 21
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My patient told me he's traveling to India in about 3 months. What health information will help him prepare for this trip?-K.G., MASS.Elizabeth R. Santulli, MA, BSN, RN, COHN-S, replies: Travelers to developing nations such as India have to deal with not only the usual hazards of travel, including jet lag and motion sickness, but also the possibility of contracting diseases such as hepatitis, typhoid, malaria, and rabies.1 Because it can take 4 to 6 weeks to reach full immunity after receiving travel immunizations, tell your patient to start preparing for the trip 8 to 10 weeks beforehand.2Your patient also needs to know what medications to bring along and what precautions to take on his trip. Advise him to find a travel medicine clinic and share his travel plans and current health status with the healthcare provider, who will assess the trip's risks. The provider will need to know if the patient is taking a short or long trip, and whether he'll be visiting major cities or rural areas.

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