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.

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