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Keywords

cocooning, pertussis, whooping cough

 

Authors

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

Abstract

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.