Provincial Public Health Nursing Standards: Prenatal, Postpartum, and Early Childhood

Provincial Public Health Nursing StandardsPublic health nursing practice aims to improve population health using strategies that promote, protect, and preserve the health of children and families in Manitoba. The Provincial Public Health Nursing Standards: Prenatal, Postpartum, and Early Childhood articulate minimum practice expectations for public health nurses (PHNs) in the areas of prenatal, postpartum and early childhood. The standard statements, practice expectations, supplemental documents, and toolkit were developed with input from multiple PHNs and practitioners across the province. The standards are supported by the following supplemental documents.

Supplemental Document I: Public Health Nursing: Prenatal, Postpartum and Early Childhood Practice ExamplesPDF
This document illustrates standard statements and practice expectations at the individual/family level, and the community/ population level in the prenatal, postpartum and early childhood periods. Each practice expectation is linked to a PHN competency statement, as defined by the Community Health Nurses of Canada.

Provincial Public Health Nursing Standards:  Prenatal, Postpartum, and Early ChildhoodPDF
Multiple documents and webinars have been developed to support PHNs in their implementation and attainment of the Province of Manitoba Public Health Nursing Standards: Prenatal, Postpartum and Early Childhood. Links to fillable forms for PHN documentation of prenatal, postpartum, and newborn assessment are found below. These forms are used in conjunction with the evidence informed care pathways, which serve as foundational documents. Detailed instructions, evidence based information, and access to resources and services is contained in each document.

For more information, please contact:

Tiffany Heindl
Administrative Assistant
Manitoba Health
Phone: 204-788.6701