Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Standard of Practice
PHN Intervention – Referral and Follow-up:
Complete PHN Assessment and make referrals as needed.
Refer client/contact(s) for testing and treatment, if applicable.
PHN Intervention – Other:
Plan interventions needed to assist case/contact(s) with
concerns identified in the PHN Assessment.
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.
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 client encounters in Casewatch® field notes or progress notes, and in the NPMS.
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