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The Nurse Practitioner

March 2013, Volume 38 Number 3 , p 40 - 45

Authors

  • Catherine A. Carrico MS, FNP-BC
  • Catherine O'Keefe DNP, CPNP-PC

Abstract

AbstractCocooning 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.

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