Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
transmission, period of communicability, and precautions needed to prevent the spread of infection. Discuss the need for case/contact(s) to have evaluation/clearance and explain procedures. Provide instruction on appropriate specimen collection (if applicable).
5. PHN Intervention – Collaboration:
Collaborate with the AMD in writing the recommendations to the facility for outbreak control.
6. PHN Intervention – Referral and Follow-up:
Review control measures, treatment, and/or prophylaxis recommendations of the AMD with the facility administrator or designee. Provide these recommendations to the facility administrator or designee in the form of a written letter from the AMD.
File Foodborne Illness report (H-26) with district registrar if illness relates to a commercial establishment or product outside of the facility.
Contact the Los Angeles County Environmental Health Food and Milk Program (626-430-5400) if applicable.
7. PHN Intervention – Other:
Plan interventions needed to assist the facility with needs and concerns unrelated to the outbreak.
Standard of Practice
Acute Communicable Disease: Outbreak in a Healthcare Facility
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