NUR4636 – Community Health Nursing
Communicable Disease Control
Knowledge of communicable diseases is fundamental to the practice of
community/public health nursing because these diseases typically spread through
communities of people. The community health nurse has to complete an
investigation about a Salmonella outbreak in the local community that occurred
from food served at a local fast-food chain .
1. Prior to contacting the individuals in the community who are affected with
Salmonella for an interview, what key items must be completed by the
community health nurse in the process of investigating a reportable
2. What key things should be considered by the community health nurse during
the interviews of those individuals with Salmonella?
3. There are three modes of transmission for communicable diseases. Provide a
brief description of the three modes of transmission. Which mode of
transmission is involved for the Salmonella communicable disease outbreak?
4. There are several strategies used for the three levels of prevention in
communicable disease control. What types of prevention methods and
activities are considered to prevent communicable disease, such as
Salmonella, from occurring in a community?