Three Tips for Traveling Patients this Summer
The days are longer, the temperatures higher and everyone’s feeling a little more relaxed–including your patients who may be looking forward to sun, sea and travel to distract them from protocols and/or dietary restrictions.
Too much distraction, though, and adherence may suffer or other concerns could arise. As you scale back your office hours this summer (and maybe even take some time off yourself), here are three tips to share with patients to support a healthy and happy summer.
Stock up on clean sunscreen
Sunscreen is the foundation of sun-safe practices and suncare protocols, so the recent news that some sunscreen ingredients can be absorbed into the bloodstream may be causing concern among your patients. Later this year, the Food and Drug Administration plans to deliver more official guidance around the safety of these ingredients. In the meantime, a lot of people are left wondering what to do this summer.
Here are three sunscreens to recommend to patients while we wait. And if you’re a Wellevate practitioner, don’t forget to login into the Protocol Library and check out integrative dermatologist Dr. Raja Sivamani’s Suncare Protocol.
Use Auto-Refill to stay on track
Wellevate’s Auto-Refill keeps your recommended supplements coming to patients all summer long and offers maximum flexibility for minimum fuss. Patients can now set deliveries for 30, 60 or 90 days to ensure they never run out–one less thing for them to think about during a busy summer!–and
- Set up and manage auto-refill on the web or in the app.
- Skip their next shipment or revert to ship-on-demand (needs change—their auto-refill options should, too).
- Track upcoming shipment dates.
- Edit auto-refill items, quantities and delivery intervals.
Stop travel diarrhea before it starts
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diarrhea is the most common complaint travelers can experience affecting about ten million people each year. While not life-threatening, travelers’ diarrhea can be extremely uncomfortable and certainly ruin a vacation for those who experience it. People who get diarrhea while traveling not only experience loose stools and abdominal cramping, they can also become nauseated, vomit or develop a fever. Learn more at Emerson about what we can all do to try to keep this unwanted travel companion at bay.