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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

  • Child Abuse Hotline: 800-540-4000.

  • Poison Control: 800-222-1222.

Immunization

  • Delayed or absent immunizations may adversely affect the health of the child.

Diet

  • WIC is a valuable resource if eligible.

  • Eating the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day helps to prevent chronic diseases and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Encourage caregivers to contact their child’s school to inquire about the school breakfast and lunch program.

Exercise/Physical Activity

  • Promoting exercise and physical activity during early development decreases adverse effects as children mature.

  • The recommendation for physical activity is 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day as appropriate for the age of the child.

Smoking/Chemical Dependency

  • Ineffective coping and peer pressure may result in drug exploration.

  • Second hand smoke exposure can affect toddler/child.

Safer Sex Practices/Education

  • Encourage the caregiver to be prepared to discuss and answer questions about

reproduction/sex. Environmental Health

  • Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are the top sources of lead poisoning.

  • Take-home exposure from family members working in lead-related industries (recycling or

manufacturing of automobile batteries) are common sources of lead poisoning. Growth and Development

  • Discuss with the caregiver whether the child’s height and weight are appropriate for age.

  • Discuss age appropriate discipline techniques with the caregiver.

Cultural Practices

  • Discourage use of home remedies such as Greta, Pay-loo-ah and Azarcon because of possible exposure to lead.

  • Discourage use of imported ceramic ware for cooking and storing food because of possible exposure to lead.

  • Discourage use of spices and seasonings imported from other countries because of possible exposure to lead.

© 2007 LAC DPH - Public Health Nursing

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