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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Acute Communicable Disease: Outbreak in a Non-Healthcare Facility

Standard of Practice

Description Practice

Implementation (Cont.)

Consultation – The public health nurse provides consultation to various community groups and officials to facilitate the implementation of programs and services.

2. Document all consultations, collaborations, interventions and facility encounters on the epidemiological form(s), and/or in the medical record/NPMS.

Evaluation

  • Regulatory Activities – The public health nurse identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies.

The public health nurse evaluates the health status of the population (all affected by disease).

The PHN examines the effectiveness of the interventions, including the need for modification of the interventions in relation to outcomes.

  • 1.

    Evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions on the health of the contacts:

    • Verify and document facility compliance with the

recommendations.

2. Evaluate adherence by the facility to the recommendations for control:

  • 3.

    Determine action for non-adherent facility:

    • Consult with PHNS.

  • 4.

    Complete investigation forms:

    • Submit interim reports as needed until case is closed.

    • Submit final report within 10 days of closure or timeframe agreed upon in consultation with PHNS.

  • 5.

    Document in the NPMS:

Complete Consumer/Community Service module and file hard copy in the medical record.

6. Evaluate client satisfaction:

Give client satisfaction form to the facility/agency representative for completion and submission in a pre- addressed, stamped envelope.

© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

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