Head Lice: An Itchy Subject
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

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Author:Amanda Ashley RN, BSN
Course No:HL021215
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
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Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
  

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Learning Objectives
  • 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.


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