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Specializes in NICU; School Nursing.

Lice. :(

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Obviously it's your school's fault!!!

KKEGS

Specializes in NICU; School Nursing.

Duh! Of course she picked it up at school within the last 2 hours!

WineRN

Specializes in NCSN.

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Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse.

Well, at least the lice are returning well rested from summer vacation...

I'm not school nursing at the moment, but you guys make me laugh so much I'm going to lurk here anyway!

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse.

I'm not school nursing at the moment, but you guys make me laugh so much I'm going to lurk here anyway!

Just don't share hats or combs...

Windchaser22

Specializes in School nurse.

You win! Did they make you check every head??

KKEGS

Specializes in NICU; School Nursing.

No, thank goodness!

OyWithThePoodles, RN

Specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

Surely you caught the buggers (see what I did there) and put them on display on a cork board!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education.

I'm not school nursing at the moment, but you guys make me laugh so much I'm going to lurk here anyway!

I'll slide over and make room for you on the stalker bench.

One teacher sent the same kid on day 1 and again day 10....havent found any pets in the hair yet.

MHDNURSE, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

A K student was just sent down to see me b/c her head itches. I found nothing and asked "Does anyone at home have an itchy head"? She says "Yes! My dog" :roflmao:

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

You know according to the CDC Lice do not present as a public health risk so aside from the Ick factor they are not dangerous and contrary to popular belief they don't jump from head to head.

Just saying

Hppy

Well, at least the lice are returning well rested from summer vacation...

Hahahahaha! They even have a tan!

Surely you caught the buggers (see what I did there) and put them on display on a cork board!

#science

You know according to the CDC Lice do not present as a public health risk so aside from the Ick factor they are not dangerous and contrary to popular belief they don't jump from head to head.

Just saying

Hppy

Oh, we know. We know.

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Only in Texas...we all know the lice story and how varied school district policy is. My district follows CDC and AAP recommendations, we don't do classroom head checks, don't exclude from school for head lice, etc.

Well, our learned, wise, and sagely Texas legislators passed this bill during the last session, goes into effect September 1.

Sec.A38.031. NOTICE OF LICE. (a) The board of trustees of

an independent school district shall adopt a policy requiring a

school nurse of a public elementary school who determines or

otherwise becomes aware that a child enrolled in the school has lice

shall provide written or electronic notice of that fact to:

(1) the parent of the child with lice as soon as

practicable but not later than 48 hours after the administrator or

nurse, as applicable, determines or becomes aware of that fact; and

(2) the parent of each child assigned to the same

classroom as the child with lice not later than the fifth school day

after the date on which the administrator or nurse, as applicable,

determines or becomes aware of that fact.

(b) The notice provided under Subsection (a):

(1) must include the recommendations of the Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention for the treatment and prevention

of lice

Go figure!!

OyWithThePoodles, RN

Specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

You know according to the CDC Lice do not present as a public health risk so aside from the Ick factor they are not dangerous and contrary to popular belief they don't jump from head to head.

Just saying

Hppy

Oh, Hppy. I wish we could tattoo this on all teachers. But it still wouldn't make a difference. We school nurses only hate lice because of the panic that ensues from staff and parents once word gets out (and it always gets out) that lice has been found. We can preach until we are blue in the face, and it wont change a thing. Very frustrating for sure.

Only in Texas...we all know the lice story and how varied school district policy is. My district follows CDC and AAP recommendations, we don't do classroom head checks, don't exclude from school for head lice, etc.

Well, our learned, wise, and sagely Texas legislators passed this bill during the last session, goes into effect September 1.

Sec.A38.031. NOTICE OF LICE. (a) The board of trustees of

an independent school district shall adopt a policy requiring a

school nurse of a public elementary school who determines or

otherwise becomes aware that a child enrolled in the school has lice

shall provide written or electronic notice of that fact to:

(1) the parent of the child with lice as soon as

practicable but not later than 48 hours after the administrator or

nurse, as applicable, determines or becomes aware of that fact; and

(2) the parent of each child assigned to the same

classroom as the child with lice not later than the fifth school day

after the date on which the administrator or nurse, as applicable,

determines or becomes aware of that fact.

(b) The notice provided under Subsection (a):

(1) must include the recommendations of the Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention for the treatment and prevention

of lice

Go figure!!

:banghead: How can laws be passed when the CDC and AAP recommendations are that students remain in school. SOOOOO frustrating.

A kiddo in my son's class had lice on the third day of school. Preschool, where kids actually do sleep beside one another with fuzzy blankets and pillows. Did Momma panic? No. I just checked his head. Lice is lice. A nuisance, yes. But not the end of the world. If my son had gotten lice from this other student, the only reason I would've been upset would've been because I would also have to comb through my obnoxiously tender-headed daughters hair with that darn comb. So I did breathe a sigh of relief when no lice were found.

Only in Texas...we all know the lice story and how varied school district policy is. My district follows CDC and AAP recommendations, we don't do classroom head checks, don't exclude from school for head lice, etc.

Well, our learned, wise, and sagely Texas legislators passed this bill during the last session, goes into effect September 1.

Sec.A38.031. NOTICE OF LICE. (a) The board of trustees of

an independent school district shall adopt a policy requiring a

school nurse of a public elementary school who determines or

otherwise becomes aware that a child enrolled in the school has lice

shall provide written or electronic notice of that fact to:

(1) the parent of the child with lice as soon as

practicable but not later than 48 hours after the administrator or

nurse, as applicable, determines or becomes aware of that fact; and

(2) the parent of each child assigned to the same

classroom as the child with lice not later than the fifth school day

after the date on which the administrator or nurse, as applicable,

determines or becomes aware of that fact.

(b) The notice provided under Subsection (a):

(1) must include the recommendations of the Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention for the treatment and prevention

of lice

Go figure!!

I'm in Texas as well and hate when laws are made that have no basis in science but I've now learned ... this is Texas so who cares about science? :)

Our district was apparently the only one around that still excluded for lice until last year when they changed policies to mirror CDC/AAP and the teachers pitched a fit. Still waiting for the roll out of the new new policy based on the law

Oh, we still exclude. We also have a strict no nit policy. We have had kids Miss as many as 10 consecutive days of school because the parent didn't get every last dead nit combed out. One parent was so desperate they shave their 3rd grade girls head last year. Teachers were mad at the parent. I blamed the policy. Poor parents had to go back to work and we wouldn't let their kid in school. And when I presented the science it was tossed in the trash in front of me. Another mountain I cannot die on.

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

I'm in Texas as well and hate when laws are made that have no basis in science but I've now learned ... this is Texas so who cares about science? :)

Our district was apparently the only one around that still excluded for lice until last year when they changed policies to mirror CDC/AAP and the teachers pitched a fit. Still waiting for the roll out of the new new policy based on the law

This has nothing to do with a lice management law or policy or anything near that. This just ensures the flames of lice hysteria get fanned on a continual basis...since lice will never be eradicated from an elementary school. Well maybe if the district required all students and staff to shave their heads twice per week.

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