APHN

AcronymDefinition
APHNAdvanced Public Health Nurse (various organizations)
APHNAsia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (est. 2001; Singapore)
APHNAsia-Pacific Heart Network (est. 1997)
APHNArmy Public Health Nursing
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In the case of the Army Public Health Nurse, they must consider any value that is realized when this resource is assigned those traditional programs of the APHN in garrison.
The role of the APHN in the increasing involvement of the Army in humanitarian efforts and civil-military operations is another factor to consider in Army Public Health Nurse training.
It is within this evolving environment that the APHN basic skill set must change to meet the changing needs of the Army, but at the same time maintain familiarization with the traditional programs still expected of the APHN in garrison.
The essential services, listed below, are those that the APHN is expected to perform under any situation requiring community-based health interventions and public health nursing efforts:
Though the topic is relevant to the 66B AOC, the depth was much greater than necessary when viewed in light of practical expectation of future application as an APHN. Though 6 hours of HIV/AIDS material are still provided, elimination of this and some other material freed up nearly 30 hours for additional course work.
The available time is used to focus on the essential skill sets and projected roles of the APHN in a deployed setting.
It is important that the APHN is able to discuss these issues in the military context, and also have an awareness of the concerns of individuals who face potential exposure, as well as those of family members worried about their Soldiers.
To facilitate the changing role of the APHN, completely new material was introduced into the curriculum.
Good presentation skills are necessary for the APHN to inform, educate, and empower people.
The APHN is now given exposure to the issue and made aware of the potential need for public health nurse involvement in response plan development and postevent action.
There are, of course, many previous topics in the 6A-F5 course which are still integral parts of the training of the APHN. Some of these broad topics include epidemiology, outbreak investigations, occupational and radiological exposures, environmental quality, medical entomology, data management, and risk communication.