Walk into any elementary school in the nation utter two four-letter words and the response from teachers will certainly surprise you. Especially since the words aren’t taboo… in fact, they are something quite common: head lice. The head louse is a wingless parasitic insect that makes its home in the scalp and neck of humans. Although lice aren’t dangerous and don’t spread disease they are annoying and contagious.
Course Publication Date: May 12, 2015
This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE
if you have an active one year unlimited membership
|Author:||Amanda Ashley RN, BSN
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
|Category:||Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
- Identify those at risk for obtaining head lice.
- Describe the clinical findings and appearance of head lice.
- Describe the life cycle of the head louse.
- Distinguish between fact and fiction of head lice myths.
- Discuss treatment options and the controversy associated with treatment.
- Outline management options for schools, daycares and other facilities to reduce the spread of head lice.