vaccince-preventable diseases, hepatitis, measles, pertussis, varicella
There has been a resurgence of certain vaccine-preventable diseases due to safety concerns, intense politicization, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Varicella, measles, pertussis, and hepatitis A are examples of vaccine preventable diseases that are making a resurgence in our communities. In addition, these diseases are difficult to recognize and diagnose for health care providers. Nurse Practitioners are responsible for accurately diagnosing and treating patients in order to prevent further spread of vaccine preventable diseases. This paper provides an overview of the cardinal signs and symptoms of varicella, measles, pertussis, and hepatitis A for Nurse Practitioners to become more familiar with early recognition and diagnosing of each disease. Healthcare algorithms are effective tools for Nurse Practitioners to quickly identify these diseases and treat patients. With a greater understanding of these diseases, Nurse Practitioners can play a crucial role in preventing further outbreaks and protecting public health.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Kamba, Brent; Luthy, Karlen Beth; and Robinson, Michael S., "Recognizing Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" (2023). Student Works. 364.
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