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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

1.

Review referral documents when received from Public Health Nursing Supervisor (PHNS) and on the Nursing Practice Management System (NPMS). Document Date/Time/Signature on referral when received from PHNS.

2.

Analyze the referral packet received from the MCAH SIDS Coordinator.

3.

Call the MCAH SIDS Coordinator for further information.

4.

Assess family needs for grief counseling:

Consider the extended family, siblings and childcare provider.

5.

Assess the caregiver/household/provider per PHN Assessment criteria.

1.

Verify the provisional medical diagnosis and determine the priority of action:

Review Section/page D6 of the Public Health Nursing Practice Manual for priority per Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) or determine the priority of action in consultation with the PHNS as needed. Document priority selected.

2.

Consider the caregiver/household/provider’s need for nursing interventions based on the provisional medical diagnosis.

3.

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

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Practice

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  • Environmental Quality

  • Mental Health

  • Injury and Violence

  • Access to Health Care

  • Tobacco Use

  • Substance Abuse

Population Diagnosis and Priorities

The public health nurse analyzes the assessment data to determine the population diagnoses and priorities.

Analyze the collected assessment data to determine if there is an identified, actual or potential problem.

Standard of Practice

Description

Assessment

The public health nurse collects comprehensive data pertinent to the health status of populations.

The most pertinent Healthy People 2010 Leading Health Indicators:

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