vaccinations, Tdap, immunization, employee, employer, toolkit, pertussis
Vaccines are an important disease prevention strategy among individuals of all age groups. Despite the success of vaccinations in preventing communicable diseases, adults, in particular, often have sub-optimal vaccination rates. Consequently, some vaccine-preventable diseases, such as pertussis, are still on the rise in the United States despite the availability of the Tdap vaccine. As most adults can be found in the workplace, occupational health and environmental health nurses (OHEHNs) are in a unique role to encourage employers to promote adequate Tdap vaccination among their employees. As specific resources regarding Tdap vaccination are lacking, the Pertussis Prevention Toolkit was developed to help OHEHNs promote Tdap vaccination in the workplace.
The College of Nursing showcases some of our best evidence based scholarly papers from graduate students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The papers address relevant clinical problems for advance practice nurses and are based on the best evidence available. Using a systematic approach students critically analyze and synthesize the research studies to determine the strength of the evidence regarding the clinical problem. Based on the findings, recommendations are made for clinical practice. The papers are published in professional journals and presented at professional meetings.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bainum, Jennifer; Luthy, Karlen Beth; Beckstrand, Renea L.; Macintosh, Janelle L. B.; and Eden, Lacey M., "Promoting Adult Pertussis Vaccination in the Workplace" (2015). Student Works. 141.
NURS 698R- Master's Project
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