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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Acute Communicable Disease: Outbreak in a Non-Healthcare Facility

Standard of Practice

Description Practice

Planning (Cont.)

  • 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.

Implementation

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.

  • 1.

    PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:

    • Disease and Health Event Investigation

    • Case Management

    • Surveillance

    • Health Teaching/Counseling

    • Collaboration

    • Referral and Follow-up

    • Other interventions as needed

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