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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Newborn Screening

Standard of Practice

Description

Population Diagnosis and Priorities (Cont.)

2.

3.

Outcomes Identification

The public health nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan that is based on population diagnoses and priorities.

Outcome Objective:

  • Prevent and/or minimize the risk factors associated with genetic, endocrine, and hemoglobin diseases for which screening is performed.

1.

Planning

The public health nurse develops a plan that reflects best practices by identifying strategies, action plans, and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.

Minnesota DHS PHN Section’s Public Health Interventions (PH Interventions) are used to determine the plan (See list of interventions in Section/page A10).

  • Consult and collaborate as needed with:

    • o

      Public Health Nursing Supervisor (PHNS)

      • o

        Nurse Manager (as directed by PHNS)

      • o

        Area Medical Director (as directed by PHNS)

      • o

        Private Laboratory

      • o

        Health Care Provider

      • o

        Newborn Screening Program Coordinator

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2.

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Practice

Consider the infant’s/caregiver’s need for nursing intervention based on the medical diagnosis/concern.

Consider the infant’s/caregiver’s need for nursing intervention to promote health, facilitate well being, foster healing, alleviate suffering, and improve quality of life.

Determine and document specific health needs/goals for infant’s situation.

PHN Intervention – Disease and Health Event Investigation:

  • Obtain education and resource materials.

  • Obtain referral resource information to share with

caregiver. PHN Intervention – Health Teaching/Counseling:

  • Educate family regarding genetic, endocrine, and hemoglobin diseases for which screening was performed and the importance of early detection and proper treatment.

  • Provide family with educational/resource materials.

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