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Nur 203 immunization - Doses For infants and children 5 doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis(DTap vaccine is recommended

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Meridith Hannon Nur 203 9-21-09 Immunization Ppt. Assignment Tetanus Signs: lock-jaw, tightening of muscles, particularly the neck and abdomen, and difficulty swallowing. Symptoms: Severe muscle spasms, seizure-like activity, and autonomic nervous system disorders. Duration : 1 out of 10 cases end in death. Severe muscle spasms can last up to about 3 to 4 weeks. Several months of recovery are needed. Complications: 10-20% cases end in death, elderly are at a greater risk. Irregular heart rhythm and bone fractures can also occur. Tetanus Vaccine
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Unformatted text preview: Doses: For infants and children, 5 doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTap) vaccine is recommended. Timing of Vaccine: One dose of DTap at: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, 4-6 years old is recommended. If did not receive a tetanus booster with in 10 years, adults should receive a tetanus shot. If did not receive the childhood series of tetanus shots, adults should receive a series of three tetanus shots. • Tetanus vaccines must be updated to continue immunity....
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course NURSING 203 taught by Professor Zumba during the Spring '09 term at Rhode Island.

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