Postexposure Management of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases


Because some parents are choosing to not vaccinate or only partially vaccinate their children, vaccine-preventable diseases that once were rarely seen in pediatric practice must now be considered part of the differential diagnosis when caring for these children. Measles, mumps, varicella, meningococcal disease, pertussis, and influenza are reviewed. Recommendations for prevention and treatment of these vaccine-preventable diseases are discussed. J Pediatr Health Care. (2016) 30, 173-182.
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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours of which 1.0 is pharmacology content.

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Review current child and adolescent vaccination rates in the United States.

2. Discuss vaccine-preventable diseases currently experiencing outbreaks in United States.

3. Review management of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Course summary
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Teri Moser Woo, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.

Elizabeth Farrington, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FPPAG, BCPS, University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Leah Molloy, PharmD Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan

Faculty Disclosure:

None to report


Teri Moser Woo, PhD, RN, ARNP, CNL, CPNP, FAANP, 2607 N 30th St. Tacoma, WA 98407;


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  • 1.00 Contact hours


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