Assessment of Tetanus Risk in the Pediatric Emergency Department


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Abstract

Tetanus is a life-threaten­ing, preventable disease. It is most commonly acquired from a wound site; however, it can be obtained via inju­ries of other tissues. Both primary and second­ary measures of prevention contribute to the eradication of tetanus. Therefore, appropriate tetanus prophylaxis should be administered in a timely fashion when patients present with wounds or infected tissue. Because tetanus prevention can be so effective, it is imperative to review, document, and address any tetanus deficiencies.

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