Program Goals & Objectives
The Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Nurse supports NITHA partners through timely reporting of communicable diseases and providing direct support to frontline health workers.
The CDC Nurse’s roles are to:
- Coordinate and ensure the investigation and timely reporting of communicable diseases (CDs)
- Follow up potential exposures to CDs of public health importance
- Work with Community Nurses, Environmental Health Officers and CD Nurses at Regional Health Authorities
- Act on CD notifications received from physicians’ offices, hospitals, nurses, the Saskatchewan Provincial Laboratories and Communicable Disease Control Nurses of Regional Health Authorities
- Evaluate / refer CD list of contacts received from laboratories, physicians, nurses and Regional Communicable Disease nurses of Regional Health Authorities.
- Inform the Medical Health Officer of any noticeable trend in reported CDs necessitating urgent action
- Assist the Medical Health Officer in the investigation and management of outbreaks
- Coordinate with other jurisdictions (e.g. Regional Health Authorities) to investigate communicable disease cases and following up contacts.
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