Protecting infants against pertussis: The cocooning strategy in practice.

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.

Authors:Carrico CA, Oʼkeefe C.
Journal:Nurse Pract. 2013 Ma
Link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23416340