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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Tuberculosis (TB) Source Case Finding in a Documented Converter

Standard of Practice

Description

Practice

Planning (Cont.)

  • 5.

    PHN Intervention – Case Management:

    • At discretion of the Area Nurse Manager, the PHN may maintain desk card.

    • Document all interventions in the medical record.

  • 6.

    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.

  • 7.

    PHN Intervention – Other: Refer client/household/associates to community resources as needed according to needs 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.

  • 1.

    PHN interventions are implemented as stated in the plan:

    • Disease and Health Event Investigation

    • Case Finding

    • Health Teaching/Counseling

    • Referral and Follow-up

    • Case Management

    • Surveillance

    • 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.

© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing

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