Protecting infants against pertussis: The cocooning strategy in practice

Catherine A. Carrico, Catherine O'Keefe

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Cocooning is a strategy to protect infants from pertussis. This study explored the postpartum Tdap status of close newborn contacts during a primary care visit. The findings include a summary of the results and the implications for nurse practitioner practice to decrease the incidence of pertussis in the young infant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Practitioner
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 10 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)


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