Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Acute Communicable Disease: Outbreak in a Non-Healthcare Facility
Standard of Practice
PHN Intervention – Collaboration:
Collaborate with the AMD in writing the recommendations to the facility for outbreak control.
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.
PHN Intervention – Other:
Plan interventions needed to assist the facility with needs
and concerns unrelated to the outbreak.
The public health nurse implements the identified plan by partnering with others.
Coordination – The public health nurse coordinates programs, services, and other activities to implement the identified plan.
Health Education and Health Promotion – The public health nurse employs multiple strategies to promote health, prevent disease, and ensure a safe environment for populations.
PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:
Disease and Health Event Investigation
Referral and Follow-up
Other interventions as needed
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