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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Sexually Transmitted Disease

Standard of Practice

Planning (Cont.)

Description

Practice

  • 4.

    PHN Intervention – Referral and Follow-up:

    • Complete PHN Assessment and make referrals as needed.

    • Refer client/contact(s) for testing and treatment, if applicable.

  • 5.

    PHN Intervention – Other:

  • Plan interventions needed to assist case/contact(s) with

concerns identified in the PHN Assessment.

Implementation

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.

  • 1.

    PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:

    • Disease and Health Event Investigation

    • Health Teaching/Counseling

    • Case Finding

    • Referral and Follow-up

    • Surveillance

    • Other interventions as needed

2.

Document all consultations, collaborations, interventions and client encounters in Casewatch® field notes or progress notes, and in the NPMS.

© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

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