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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Standard of Practice

Description

Practice

Planning (Cont.)

  • 4.

    PHN Intervention – Surveillance:

    • Once initial investigation is completed, determine the need for on-going PHN involvement based on professional judgment and consultation with the PHNS and the MCAH SIDS Coordinator.

  • 5.

    PHN Intervention – Other:

    • Plan interventions needed to assist caregiver/household/provider 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 promot e 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

    • Referral and Follow-up

    • Surveillance

    • Other interventions as needed

2.

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

© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

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