Head Lice Information and Training Materials for Schools and Nurses

Head Lice Information and Training Materials for Schools and Nurses

Pediculosis, better known as head lice is common during childhood. Anyone, however, of any age and any social class can get head lice. Children, as they play together in daycare, preschool, elementary and middle schools tend to get head lice more often.

As a part of a community plan, the Scott County area schools will support families by emphasizing prevention, early detection, and education as the best method in controlling head lice.

School staff and school nurses play an important role in stopping the spread of head lice. The Scott County head lice guidelines rely on your help to keep children in school by performing best practice in head lice management.

The School’s Role in Head Lice Management:

  • General classroom screening is not recommended.
  • Children will be screened at school if lice are suspected or as a result of a reported case.
  • The screening activities will be at the discretion of the trained health professional in the school, preferably a school nurse.
  • Families will be notified by school personnel the same day their child has been identified with head lice.
  • Other students will not be notified if there is only one case in a classroom. Families will be notified if there are multiple cases of lice in a classroom.

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