PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE:

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE ROLES AND FUNCTIONS

THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE:

THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE Public health nurse must be professionally qualified and licensed to practice in the area of public health nursing just like any other professional health worker. Professional competence is not the only requirement to fit into this practice. PHN must possess personal qualities and “people skill” that would allow her practice to make on difference in the lives of these people. Physical, mental and emotional strength will be needed; leadership, resourcefulness, creativity, honesty and integrity will be tested.

THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE :

THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE PHN function are consistent with the Nursing Law 2002 and program policies formulated by the Department of Health and local government health agencies. They are related to management , supervision , provision of nursing care , collaboration and coordination , health promotion and education training.

Different kinds of Roles and Functions of PHN: :

Different kinds of Roles and Functions of PHN: Management Function Supervisory function Nursing care function Collaborating and coordinating function Training function Research function

MANAGEMENT FUNCTION :

MANAGEMENT FUNCTION is inherit in her practice. The nurse, in whatever setting and role has been trained to load and manage. Objectives set for work being done can only be achieved through the execution of the 5 management function: Planning , Organizing , Staffing , Directing and Controlling . This performed when she organizes the “nursing service” of the local health agency

SUPERVISORY FUNCTION :

SUPERVISORY FUNCTION is the supervisor of the midwives and other auxiliary health workers in the catchment's area. This is an accordance with agency policies and in manner that improves performance and promotes job satisfaction . As a supervisor formulates a supervisory plan and conducts supervisory visits to implement the plan.

NURSING CARE FUNCTION :

NURSING CARE FUNCTION nursing care provision is an inherit function of the nurse. Her practice as a nurse is based on the science and art of caring in whatever setting she may be or role she may have, providing nursing care is at the heart of it. PHN is caring for individuals, families and communities toward health promotion and disease prevention.

COLLABORATING AND COORDINATING FUNCTION :

COLLABORATING AND COORDINATING FUNCTION it brings activities or group of activities systematically into proper relation or harmony with each other. PHN are the care coordinators for communities and their members. Actively both socially and politically to empower individuals, families and communities as an entity to initiate and maintain health promoting environments.

TRAINING FUNCTION :

TRAINING FUNCTION initiates the formation of staff development and training programs for midwives and other auxiliary workers. PHN also participates in the training of nursing and midwifery affiliates in coordination with the faculty of colleges of nursing and midwifery. Participates in teaching, guidance and supervision of student affiliates for their relates learning experiences in the community setting

RESEARCH FUNCTION:

RESEARCH FUNCTION Public heath nurse participates in the conduct of research and utilizes research findings in her practice . Systematic investigation, collection, and analysis of data for solving problems and improving community health practice.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PROCESS:

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PROCESS Community health purposes and goals are realized through the application of a series of steps that lead to desired results. The nursing process is central to all nursing actions~ it is the very essence of nursing, applicable in any setting, in any frame of reference, and within any philosophy. Its uniqueness will depend on the best application of nursing and public health skills to family and community problems.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PROCESS:

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PROCESS The nursing process is a systematic, scientific, dynamic, on-going interpersonal process in which the nurses and the clients are viewed as a system with each affecting the other and both being affected by the factors within the behavior. The process is a series of actions the lead toward a particular result. This process of decision-making results in the optimal health care for the clients. To whom the nurse applies the process.

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Assessment Planning Nursing Action Evaluation Care Services Rendered Implementation of Planned Care Individual Community Family Prioritize Needs Establish goal and based on needs & Capabilities of Staff Construct action and Operation plan Develop evaluation parameters Revise plan as needed Put Nursing Plan to action Coordinate care/services Utilize community resources Delegate Supervise/monitor health services provided Provided health education and training Document responses to Nursing action Nursing Audit Care Outcomes Performance Appraisal Estimate cost benefit ratio Assessment of problems Identify needed alterations Revise plans as necessary Demonstrate caring attitudes Initiate Contact Mutual trust & confidence Collect data from all possible sources Identify health problems. Assess coping ability Analyze and interpret data

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Thank you..  BY: DANE CARMELA M. MALACAD

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