Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
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.
Consultation – The public health nurse provides consultation to various community groups and officials to facilitate the implementation of programs and services.
Regulatory Activities – The public health nurse identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies.
Standard of Practice
The public health nurse evaluates the health status of the population.
The PHN examines the effectiveness of the interventions, including the need for modification of the interventions in relation to outcomes.
PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:
Referral and Follow-up
Disease and Health Event Investigation
Other interventions as needed
Document all consultations, collaborations, interventions, and encounters with caretaker on the investigation forms, and/or in the medical record/NPMS.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions on the health of the client/household members; e.g. document client understands lead poisoning:
2. Determine action on non-adherent client/household member:
Consult with PHNS and the CLPPP-PHN.
Complete and submit investigation forms:
Submit the initial documentation on the LPFF (p. 1- 10), Appendix C, nutritional assessment “What Does Your Child Eat”, growth chart and Medi-Cal Outreach Questionnaire to the PHNS for review within 14 days
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