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Visiting nurse program aims to prevent Native American infant deaths

By Patrick Springer


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.

Topics: Disparities, Prenatal & Pediatric Health, outreach, service, prevention and education, infant mortality, disparity, Visiting nursing programs, American Indian infants
Publisher: 'Wiley'
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.13016/z2y0-qyfv
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