International travel medicine is a growing area with tremendous opportunities for advancement. A nurse who becomes a registered nurse in an approved institution of higher learning is qualified to apply for positions as an international travel nurse or an international nurse practitioner. These positions are available in a variety of locations and areas throughout the world. These opportunities are an excellent way to serve the greater good in a foreign nation where one may not be able to be physically present. Individuals interested in this type of career have an excellent opportunity to advance their education and career at the same time.
All international health care facilities require a valid ICD-9 diagnosis code as evidence that a patient has been diagnosed by a licensed health practitioner in the nation in which they travel to. While traveling on a medical mission or in a foreign hospital, it is essential to have the correct documentation proving the patient’s condition. In order to save time and effort for the foreign health care provider, a nurse may choose to complete an ICD-9 diagnosis code/reservation form electronically. These forms can be downloaded from the website of a participating school health office or hospital’s nurse information portal. Upon receipt of the form, a nurse will need to attend the health office’s documentation section for a confirmation of receipt.
There are a few reasons why nurses should consider this route to international travel medicine. First, it does not take a nurse much time away from work to complete the paperwork. This can be a great asset when working abroad because of the many distractions in many parts of the world. Second, there is no need to worry about registering for anything, providing any examinations or providing any pharmacological treatments while away from home. Nurses can complete all of these tasks without the distraction and have everything ready for when they return.
If a nurse makes a mistake in any part of the documentation and handling of a medication or a container, the consequences could be severe. In the case of an emergency, the wrong treatment could mean the difference between life and death for an injured person. For this reason, a nurse should feel confident that he or she has all of the necessary documentation and handling of a fatal drug or a chemical spill. When a nurse makes a mistake in this way, it is important that the health care provider has a record of the incident.
While there are no documented cases of nurses making a fatal error in a part of administering controlled medication or in the documentation and handling of a dangerous substance, mistakes can happen. It is therefore important for nurses to take the necessary steps to minimize these potential losses. This can be done through the use of self-administration kits and self-help guides. The self-administration kits can be given to the person with the prescription, ensuring that the correct dosage has been provided.
Likewise, a school nurse can use a self-administration kit containing the appropriate doses of medications in order to avoid an administrator making a mistake. In addition, the school nurse can ensure that the medication has been properly handed out and is not missing any doses. In the case of a Tylenol emergency or other common over-the-counter or OTC medications, it is important for a school nurse to document the circumstances surrounding the situation and report the issue immediately. A professional school nurse will know how to do this quickly and correctly in order to minimize any potential loss of life.