Protecting infants against pertussis

The cocooning strategy in practice

Catherine A. Carrico, Catherine O'Keefe

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Abstract

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
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2013

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Postpartum Period
Primary Health Care
Newborn Infant
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Protecting infants against pertussis : The cocooning strategy in practice. / Carrico, Catherine A.; O'Keefe, Catherine.

In: Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 38, No. 3, 10.03.2013, p. 40-45.

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