Ensure Patients With a Wound Are Protected Against Tetanus
Fewer than 1 in 25 patients get appropriate prophylaxis for tetanus after a wound.
Explain that tetanus infections are rare. But tetanus can lead to permanent neurologic damage...or death in up to 1 in 5 patients.
Continue to ensure patients are current with routine tetanus immunizations. Follow provincial guidance for when to give or recommend routine doses of either Tdap or Td.