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Vaccine verification guide: demystifying childhood immunizations for inpatient and other nurses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12026317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Provision of childhood immunizations continues to be an essential component in reducing morbidity and mortality worldwide. Inpatient nurses can play an essential role in assuring that children who are eligible for vaccinations are identified and provided with the appropriate immunizations. However, maintaining current knowledge of the rapidly changing immunization schedule can be a barrier, especially in a setting where immunizations and preventive care are not the main focus. This article emphasizes the importance of hospital nurses advocating for immunization of children and presents a Vaccine Verification Guide that serves as a tool for quickly and accurately identifying the vaccination needs of children, whether on-track or delayed in their immunizations.
M I D'Lugoff; K M Schalla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2000 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-24     Completed Date:  2002-07-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-75     Citation Subset:  N    
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Immunization Schedule*
Needs Assessment
Nurse's Role*
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Staff, Hospital*
Vaccination / nursing*

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