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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Standard of Practice

Planning (Cont.)

© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

Acute Communicable Disease: Individual

Description

Practice

  • 2.

    PHN Intervention – Health Teaching/Counseling:

    • Educate the client and family regarding the symptoms, source, incubation period, mode of transmission, period of communicability and precautions needed to prevent the spread of infection per the B-73.

    • Educate client on proper specimen collection.

    • Discuss the need for case/contact(s) to have evaluation/clearance and explain procedures.

    • Assure client that confidentiality will be maintained.

  • 3.

    PHN Intervention – Referral and Follow-up:

    • Refer for treatment/prophylaxis if indicated:

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        Follow up with client(s) to determine if treatment/prophylaxis is taken as indicated.

    • Make referrals as needed.

    • File Foodborne Illness Report (H-26) with district registrar if illness relates to a commercial establishment or product.

  • 4.

    PHN Intervention – Surveillance:

    • Monitor case/contact(s) until cleared/closed.

    • Submit specimens as indicated.

  • 5.

    PHN Intervention – Other:

    • Plan interventions needed to assist case/contact(s) with concerns identified in the PHN Assessment.

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