Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Standard of Practice
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.
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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
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.