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Visiting nurse program aims to prevent Native American infant deaths

Springer, Patrick (2011) Visiting nurse program aims to prevent Native American infant deaths. INFORUM .

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SISSETON, S.D. - Toshina Oneroad’s infant daughter has sparkling eyes and a sunny disposition, but her tiny cough caught the nurse’s attention. Jodi Lutjens, a visiting nurse with the Indian Health Service clinic near here, 90 miles south of Fargo, took the infant’s temperature. Normal. A good sign. At the tender age of 1 month, the baby is vulnerable to infection – just the sort of pitfall Lutjens is trying to avoid through prevention and education, the front line of defense against infant mortality.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: prevention and education, infant mortality, disparity, Visiting nursing programs, American Indian infants
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Practice > outreach
Practice > service
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    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 13:05
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2011 13:05
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2659

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