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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Newborn Screening

Standard of Practice

Planning (Cont.)

Description

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    Primary caretaker/family/household

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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.

Implementation

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© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

Practice

PHN Intervention – Referral and Follow-up:

  • Refer client for testing and treatment as requested in

the referral. PHN Intervention – Other:

  • Plan interventions needed to assist infant/caregiver/household with concerns identified in the PHN Assessment.

PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:

  • Disease and Health Event Investigation

  • Health Teaching/Counseling

  • Referral and Follow-up

  • Other interventions as needed

Document all consultations, collaborations, interventions, and encounters with caretaker on the investigation forms, and/or progress notes/NPMS.

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