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  • Managing the Health of Globally Mobile Students prepare protect
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  • Overview Trends affecting frequency and complexity of medical situations overseas Advance Planning for study abroad medical needs Resources for administrators and students - on the ground Common medical situations for study abroad participants How to manage a medical emergency
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  • Trends affecting the complexity of medical situations overseas Increase in programs in developing areas lacking appropriate medical resources Frequent use of prescription medications Open access for students with disabilities Open access for students with pre-existing medical conditions Alcohol/drug use Crime in urban centers Helicopter parents The National American College and University Health Services reports that about 20% of the students visiting counseling centers are on prescribed medications for a range of mental illnesses.
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  • Advance Planning for study abroad medical needs Prescription Medications o Availability o Legality o Preventative Vaccinations Pre-existing medical conditions o Chronic Illnesses o Prior orthopedic injuries o Allergies Environmental factors that may exacerbate pre-existing conditions o Air Pollution o High Altitudes
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  • Resources for administrators and students on the ground Pre-trip health questionnaire Group Health Orientation Local Medical Resources Medical and Evacuation insurance coverage HIPAA Release Does your school require a pre-trip health questionnaire? It could save a life.
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  • Common medical situations
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  • Managing a Medical Crisis Location of patient Overview of medical situation including underlying medical problems Evaluate quality of local healthcare services Most appropriate method of transportation Communicate with stakeholders - patient, school, family Maintain calm..
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  • Questions?
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