Traveler's diarrhea is a syndrome characterized by at least a twofold increase in the incidence of unformed bowel movements during or after foreign travel or camping. It's usually self-limiting, but may require antidiarrheal or antibiotic treatment.
Excerpted with permission from J. A. Newland and E. Rich (eds.), Clinical Protocols Manual. 2nd ed., Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, 1995.
Jamesetta A. Newland is a practicing nurse practitioner and university director, University Health Care Unit, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY. These protocols aren't intended to establish standards of care and procedure applicable to every clinical situation practitioners may encounter and aren't meant to substitute for individual judgment or professional expertise. The authors and publisher assume no liability for patient outcomes as a result of using these protocols.