04 May 2018

Competencies: Travel Health Nursing: career and competence development, RCN guidance

Updated guidance from RCN has been published Competencies: Travel Health Nursing: career and competence development, RCN guidance

On 3 May 2018 an updated edition of Competencies: Travel Health Nursing: career and competence development was published [1].This edition has been updated in response to an audit and evaluation survey [2].

This updated guidance provides information on current guidelines and standards of care of travellers. It builds on the previous editions and defines the standards of care expected for a competent nurse, experienced/proficient nurse and a senior practitioner/expert nurse working in travel health nursing.

These new guidelines reflect:

  • the availability of more directional guidance
  • increasing resources available to health professionals and the travelling public
  • increasing use of technology and social media has changed the delivery of advice.

Direct access to the document is available from Clinic Resources: Standards in Travel Medicine.

Resources

  1. Competencies: Travel Health Nursing: career and competence development, RCN guidance. RCN 2018. [Accessed 4 May 2018]
  2. Perceptions and expectations of the RCN Travel Health Competencies. Currie et al 2017. [Accessed 4 May 2018]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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