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30 minutes

GPs,GP trainees,Practice nurses....

Therapeutics: Mosquito repellents for travellers

Improve your knowledge on mosquito repellents, alternative mosquito deterrents, and when repellents can be ill-advised.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should:

  • Be able to advise patients on which mosquito repellent to use, taking into account effectiveness
  • Know about appropriate choice of mosquito repellent for children and for women who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Feel confident to advise patients how to apply mosquito repellent to a child, and how to combine it with the use of sunscreen
  • Be able to answer patients’ questions on the use of alternative therapies to deter mosquitos.

Note

If you're looking for the latest advice on Zika virus, you can access free resources from BMJ here.

Written by:

Nina Stanczyk, Ron Behrens, Vanessa Chen-Hussey, Sophie Stewart and James Logan

Nina Stanczyk, Ron Behrens, Vanessa Chen-Hussey, Sophie Stewart and James Logan

Biography :

Nina Stanczyk is a research fellow at the Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK

Biography :

Ron Behrens is a senior lecturer at the Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK

Biography :

Vanessa Chen-Hussey is a research scientist and clinical trials manager at the Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK and the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Biography :

Sophie Stewart is a senior research scientist and clinical trials coordinator at the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Biography :

James Logan is a senior lecturer at the Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK and the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Disclosure :

Competing interests: We have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and have no relevant interests to declare.

CME Disclaimer :

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Last updated

18 Feb 2015

Release date

18 Feb 2015

Expiration date

18 Feb 2017

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:30 hours BMJ Learning has assigned half an hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning has assigned half an hour of credit to the module and related journal article
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Delhi Medical Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Delhi Medical Council recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one 30 minute module is considered the equivalent of 0.5 credits or half an hour of learning.
Dubai Health Authority 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0254/11)
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 30 minutes or 0.5 credit per half an hour of learning completed.
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:30 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 0.5 credits unit per 0.5 hours (Organization Code OP-02).
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours This Program has been awarded 0.5 CPD Credit Hours by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.