Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Tuberculosis (TB) Source Case Finding in a Documented Converter
Standard of Practice
PHN Intervention – Case Management:
At discretion of the Area Nurse Manager, the PHN may maintain desk card.
Document all interventions in the medical record.
PHN Intervention – Surveillance:
For clients under county health center supervision, monitor client adherence to recommended medical treatment and appointments per TB Control Program Manual 2003 page 2-12).
For clients under PMD supervision, close to further follow up.
PHN Intervention – Other: Refer client/household/associates to community resources as needed according to needs 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.
PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:
Disease and Health Event Investigation
Referral and Follow-up
Other interventions as needed
2. Document all consultations, collaborations, interventions, and client/caretaker encounters on the investigation forms and/or in the medical record/NPMS.
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