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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Acute Communicable Disease: Individual

Standard of Practice

Planning

Description

The public health nurse develops a plan that reflects best practices by identifying strategies, action plans, and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.

Minnesota DHS PHN Section’s Public Health Interventions (PHN Interventions) are used to determine the plan (See list of interventions in Section/page A10).

  • Consult and collaborate as needed with:

    • o

      Public Health Nursing Supervisor (PHNS)

      • o

        Nurse Manager (as directed by PHNS)

      • o

        Area Medical Director (as directed by PHNS)

      • o

        ACDC (as directed by PHNS)

      • o

        Public Health Investigator (as directed by PHNS)

      • o

        Private/Public Health Laboratory

      • o

        Health Care Provider

      • o

        Environmental Health

      • o

        Other Regulatory Agencies

      • o

        Public Health Registrar

      • o

        Case/Contact Employer or School/Child Care

      • o

        Family of the Client

Practice

  • 1.

    PHN Intervention – Disease and Health Event Investigation:

    • Review Acute Communicable Disease Control Manual (B-73) for:

      • o

        Symptoms

        • o

          Incubation period

        • o

          Source

        • o

          Mode of transmission

        • o

          Period of communicability

        • o

          Specific treatment

        • o

          Control measures

    • Obtain educational and resource materials.

    • Obtain specimen containers if applicable.

    • Obtain referral information.

    • Elicit epidemiological data.

    • Relate case to time, place, person (when? where? who?).

    • Analyze probable causative factor (how? why?).

    • Analyze actual/potential for spread of disease.

    • Take appropriate action in the event of sensitive occupation or situation (see B-73).

    • Provide instruction on appropriate specimen collection.

    • Institute appropriate control measures.

    • Document on epidemiological form.

    • Maintain desk card until closure on Hansen’s cases/contacts and Typhoid carriers.

© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

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