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Frustrated to no end.....

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Specializes in Med Office, Home Health, School Nurse. Has 4 years experience.

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Prior to becoming a nurse, I was a teacher for five years. I had a family (little sister, brother, and eventually big sister) that had a chronic lice problem. CPS DID finally get involved once my baby girl had scabs along her hair line from constantly scratching. Sadly, in most cases, CPS still leaves them in the home. The bright side is that the parent is monitored and is aware that at any time CPS could be making a visit.

SchoolNurseBSN

Specializes in school nursing. Has 4 years experience.

Have you heard of the Harvard study and schematic? They suggest notifying parents at the END of the school day even when live lice are present. Then, give info on how to treat. They do not recommend exclusion, reporting to CPS or mass school screenings. Here is a link. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/headlice/lice.pdf

I found out about this a few months ago when reading my Journal of School Nursing!

Artistyc1

Specializes in School Nurse, Maternal Newborn. Has 35 years experience.

Have you heard of the Harvard study and schematic? They suggest notifying parents at the END of the school day even when live lice are present. Then, give info on how to treat. They do not recommend exclusion, reporting to CPS or mass school screenings. Here is a link. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/headlice/lice.pdf

I found out about this a few months ago when reading my Journal of School Nursing!

My school district has been following the Harvard protocol for a number of years now. We have not seen any uptick in the numbers of lice cases. We still have the same chronic problems, in the same families, same children which was the case before instituting the protocol. Some parents just do not care, (even when all the resources, education, , etc. have been suggested or even GIVEN to them) but at least their kids are not being denied education for parental negligence. :uhoh3: