N E W S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2016
Saratoga Hospital to Present Travel Medicine Seminar
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, March 30, 2018— On Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m., Saratoga Hospital will present “Health Considerations for the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Volunteer” at the hospital in the First Floor Classroom, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs.
Natural disasters in the United States and around the world prompt many people to travel to provide aid and assistance. International travel can present its share of health risks, especially if aid and relief volunteers are not prepared with the appropriate vaccinations, medications, and information on healthy travel practices.
This seminar will discuss how volunteers can prepare themselves to provide assistance; how to identify country-specific recommended vaccines and medications; food and water precautions; insect and animal precautions; and unique concerns and personal safety tips for medical aid providers.
Lori Barker, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, the travel medicine nurse for Occupational Medicine, a service of Saratoga Hospital, will be presenting.
Registration is required. Call 518-580-2450, or register online at saratogahospital.org/classes.
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About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care in a broad range of medical specialties at more than 20 locations including its Wilton campus and the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. The Saratoga Hospital Medical Group ensures easy access to services that can have the greatest impact on both individual and community health. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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