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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Lead Poisoning

Standard of Practice

Assessment

Description

The public health nurse collects comprehensive data, pertinent to the health status of populations.

The most pertinent Healthy People 2010 Leading Health Indicators are:

  • Environmental Quality

  • Access to Health Care

Practice

  • 1.

    Review referral documents when received from Public Health Nursing Supervisor (PHNS), and on the Nursing Practice Management System (NPMS). Document Date/Time/Signature on referral when received from PHNS.

  • 2.

    Analyze report for:

    • Laboratory results

    • Lead Poisoning Case Management Reporting (CMR) form

    • CLPPP Progress Notes

  • 3.

    Assess case/family/caregiver and complete the forms related to:

    • Lead exposure and management per guidelines in the:

      • o

        Lead Poisoning Follow up form/ instructions/Appendix C (LPFF)

        • o

          Management Guidelines for Childhood Lead Exposure by Blood Lead Levels (BLL Matrix)

        • o

          MOU between Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Program, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Environmental Health Services and Community Health Services

        • o

          Medi-Cal Outreach Questionnaire

        • o

          CLPPP Progress Notes

        • o

          “Reminder” cover letter

    • Educational and resource needs related to lead exposure.

  • 4.

    Assess case/household per PHN Assessment criteria.

© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

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