ImproveCareNow’s Patient Advisory Committee: ICN Travel Toolkit – a collection of personal stories, plus tips and techniques for traveling with IBD – written by members of the ICN Patient Advisory Council (PAC).
In addition to the tips offered by the PAC (see below), I would recommend that those travelling keep a succinct medical summary with the following (minimum):
- Diagnosis and extent of disease
- Other medical problems
- Physician (contact info)
- Allergies –food/medicines
- Current list of medications including dosage and frequency
- List of prior treatments
- Previous surgeries
Also, below are other travel -related links, including to the CDC travel website which makes recommendations based on travel destination along with underlying problems.
A summary of the ICN travel tips from the PAC PowerPoint Presentation: