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PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Effectiveness of a hospital-based postnatal parent education intervention about pain management during infant vaccination: a randomized controlled trial

Effectiveness of a hospital-based postnatal parent education intervention about pain management during infant vaccination: a randomized controlled trial

Parents have reported that they want to learn how to reduce pain in infants during vaccinations. The objective was to compare different levels of intensity of postnatal education about pain mitigation on parental self-reported use of interventions at future infant vaccinations. Hospital-based postnatal education increased parental use of pain interventions at infant vaccinations and can be added to existing education.

Authors: Taddio A et al.
Journal Issue: 42
Journal Title: CMAJ
Journal Volume: 190
Publisher: Canadian Medical Association

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Focusing on the implementation of 21st century vaccines for adults

Focusing on the implementation of 21st century vaccines for adults

The objective of the current work is to give evidence to the importance of spreading the culture of prevention of infectious diseases in an ageing society at different levels, and to address possible strategies to reach high vaccination coverage in adulthood, giving an accent on the correct managing of adult vaccination programmes and communication skills.

Authors: Bonanni P et al.
Journal Issue: 36
Journal Title: Vaccine
Journal Volume: 36
Publisher: Elsevier


PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Adults, Seniors, New Canadians TYPE: PDFHealthy Aging Through Immunization

Healthy Aging Through Immunization

Authors: McCourt DF
Corporate Authors: Immunize Canada
Publisher: Maclean's

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine: Canadian Immunization Guide

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine: Canadian Immunization Guide

Chapter in the Canadian Immunization Guide revised in August 2018.

Corporate Authors: National Advisory Committee on Immunization
Publisher: Public Health Agency of Canada

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Human papillomavirus vaccine for children and adolescents: CPS Position Statement

Human papillomavirus vaccine for children and adolescents: CPS Position Statement

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to cause genital warts, cervical cancer, penile cancer, anal cancer and oropharyngeal cancer. In North America, the lifetime cumulative incidence of HPV infection is estimated at more than 70% for all HPV types combined. A safe and effective vaccine against nine HPV types is available. HPV vaccine should be administered routinely to all girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 13 years of age. All youth who have not received the vaccine in a routine program should receive the vaccine in a ‘catch-up’ program. Physicians caring for children and youth should advocate for funding and implementation of universal HPV vaccine programs.

Authors: Salvadori MI
Corporate Authors: Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Adults, Seniors, Parents, New Canadians, Pregnant women TYPE: PDFImmunization made us healthy. Vigilance can keep us healthy.

Immunization made us healthy. Vigilance can keep us healthy.

It’s been decades since Canada was first declared polio-free. Within the tremendous victory this represents for vaccines and immunization there is, however, a hidden danger.

Authors: McCourt DF
Corporate Authors: Immunize Canada
Publisher: Maclean's

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Immunization of the immunocompromised child: Key principles

Immunization of the immunocompromised child: Key principles

The immunization of immunocompromised children requires vaccination strategies that provide maximum protection with minimal harm. Responsibility for immunization is shared by their primary care providers and their specialists. Detailed guidelines are published in the current version of the Canadian Immunization Guide, and general principles are outlined in the CPS Practice Point document.

Corporate Authors: Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Infection prevention and control in paediatric office settings: CPS Position Statement

Infection prevention and control in paediatric office settings: CPS Position Statement

Transmission of infection in the paediatric office is an issue of increasing concern. This document discusses routes of transmission of infection and the principles of current infection control measures. Prevention includes appropriate office design and administrative policies, triage, routine practices for the care of all patients (e.g., hand hygiene; use of gloves, masks, eye protection, and gowns for specific procedures; adequate cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of surfaces and equipment, including toys; and aseptic technique for invasive procedures), and additional precautions for specific infections. Personnel should be adequately immunized, and those infected should follow work-restriction policies.

Authors: Moore DL
Corporate Authors: Canadian Paediatric Society - Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing Influenza-associated Hospitalizations During Pregnancy: A Multi-country Retrospective Test Negative Design Study, 2010–2016

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing Influenza-associated Hospitalizations During Pregnancy: A Multi-country Retrospective Test Negative Design Study, 2010–2016

In this retrospective cohort of over 2 million pregnancies that researchers assembled from 2010 to 2016 across 5 regions in 4 countries, 84% of the pregnancies overlapped with an influenza season. Thus, the risk of influenza virus infection is relevant to most pregnant women.

Authors: Thompson MG et al.
Journal Issue: 11 October 2018
Journal Title: Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Oxford Academic