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- Feb 27, '02 by nursedawn67Now that I'm done itching! All this lice talk makes me itch.
Remind the school the importance of not sharing headphones (commonly used for reading/listening to stories) My daughters class (years ago) provided plastic bags with the string ties to each of the students in that class to put their coats, hats and mittens and things in to help prevent cross contamination. Also the health department is very good at helping with info and tx.
It is a shame that more places don't adopt the policy that the county I was in Tenn had, if the kid missed too many days with no excuse and or was not in school they started to go after the parents. Many thought differently about keeping the kids home for ANY reason.
- Dec 4, '02 by ScuppernongIn our county the kids only get 3 days of excused absence for headlice. When you realize that the louse has been around as long as mankind you will understand that we will never be completely free of them. BUT, we can control the outbreaks by identifing problem families, killing the lice, cleaning the enviroment, and removing all the nits; followed by bi-weekly headchecks done by the parent at home. The schools should not be expected to assume parental responsibility for the entire process of lice patrol. It is the school nurses' responsibility to assess and educate then evaluate. And remember,the main responsibility lies with the family, not the school.