Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Acute Communicable Disease: Outbreak in a Healthcare Facility
Standard of Practice
Population Diagnosis and Priorities (Cont.)
The public health nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan that is based on population diagnoses and priorities.
Prevent the spread of communicable diseases within
families, communities, health facilities, or other site.
Disease Control (ACDC) or determine the priority of action in consultation with the PHNS as needed. Document priority selected.
Consider the facility’s need for nursing interventions based on the medical diagnosis.
Consider the facility’s need for nursing intervention to promote health, facilitate well being foster healing alleviate suffering and improve quality of life.
Determine and document specific health needs/goals for the facility.
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