Pharmacy: A Review of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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About the Course

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the history and epidemiology of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
  • List the symptoms and complications of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
  • Describe the methods for diagnosing tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
  • Discuss the treatment of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
  • Describe the immunization schedule for vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
  • List the contraindications and precautions for vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
  • Discuss the efficacy of vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, and describe adverse reactions associated with immunization.
  • Discuss the use of Tdap in pregnant women and when it is appropriate to vaccinate pregnant women.
  • Discuss strategies that can be used to improve immunization rates, including maintaining adequate records, reminding patients to vaccinate, and collaboration between the patient and provider.


About the Author

Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Dr. Ingersoll-Blair is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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