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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Tuberculosis (TB) Contact Follow-up: Individual

Standard of Practice

Description

Practice

Planning (Cont.)

  • 4.

    PHN Intervention - Referral and Follow-up:

    • Refer contact to provider for evaluation and follow-up.

    • Refer contact to community resources according to identified needs.

    • If the client was born in Mexico, has family in Mexico or may be visiting there, provide the client the “Cure TB” Binational Referral Program wallet card to facilitate continuity of care in the event of an unplanned trip or move.

  • 5.

    PHN Intervention – Case Management:

    • Maintain desk card on each high-risk contact as determined by Area Nurse Manager.

    • Document all interventions in the medical record.

  • 6.

    PHN Intervention – Surveillance:

    • Monitor contact adherence to recommended medical treatment and appointments per the TB Control Program Manual page 6-10.

  • 7.

    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.

1. PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:

  • Coordination – The public health nurse coordinates programs, services, and other activities to implement the identified plan.

  • Disease and Health Event Investigation

  • Case Finding

  • Health Teaching/Counseling

  • Referral and Follow-up

  • Case Management

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