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It wouldn't be the first day back from spring break....

without lice!!! Kid (repeat offender) comes down 1 hour and 15 minutes after the start of school and, sure enough, she has lice. I call mom who doesn't believe me. She takes her merry time coming in to get student. Once she arrives, I take my licemeister comb (fyi - to any passersby - this tool is as essential to school nursing as the thermometer) and pull 4 louse out of kid's hair. Two of them were mating at the time (I'm such a killjoy).

Mom is so disgusted she won't even touch her kid. She wraps the kid's head up in a shirt.

Dad called the Board of Health. He threatened to do this last time she had lice after he schooled the principal on how lice can live up to 3 weeks off a human head. Clearly she got 4 louse in her hair from the hour she spent in the classroom this morning. My non-nurse supervisor directed me to perform a full class lice check. Nada. Zilch. Negative on all other clients.

FWIW, I checked this student the day before spring break and called her mom to report nits.

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Dad called the Board of Health to report his own child introduced lice into a lice free school? HaHaHaHa, I know otherwise. It sure seems that reality and objectivity are, yet again, not relevant to hysteria. I do feel sorry for the loving couple you interrupted. Come on, couldn't you have waited another 60 seconds???????

Dad called the Board of Health to report his own child introduced lice into a lice free school? HaHaHaHa, I know otherwise. It sure seems that reality and objectivity are, yet again, not relevant to hysteria. I do feel sorry for the loving couple you interrupted. Come on, couldn't you have waited another 60 seconds???????

Maybe it was MORE than 60 seconds? Huh? OldDude?

And what's love got to do with it if they are consenting lice?

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Maybe it was MORE than 60 seconds? Huh? OldDude?

And what's love got to do with it if they are consenting lice?

Unlikely, 60 seconds is usually ample time. What's love got to do with it...well, yea, Tina did have a point about that. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Unlikely, 60 seconds is usually ample time. What's love got to do with it...well, yea, Tina did have a point about that. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Louse.

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Louse.

Male of female? Spanish for louse is piojo, lice - los piojos, so maybe piojo for male, pioja for female. Just so we know exactly what participant we're talking about.

Male of female? Spanish for louse is piojo, lice - los piojos, so maybe piojo for male, pioja for female. Just so we know exactly what participant we're talking about.

Are these piojos publicos?

Two of them were mating at the time (I'm such a killjoy).

You should have put them in a ZipLock love nest to see how long they could last (Please interpret that however you see fit)

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse.

I hope the Board of Health schooled HIM about his "survives 3 weeks off of the head nonsense"...

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse.

Oh, and it is rude to comb out the lice while they're having their "alone time."

New protocol....Barry White music prior to comb through. Lice lives matter.

New protocol....Barry White music prior to comb through. Lice lives matter.

Cause a girl to choke, why don't ya!? Computer screen covered in Dr Pepper once again!

Or Marvin. Yeeeea, baby...

60 seconds? I was not aware of the mating habits of lice.

I did stick them in a plastic bag to allow them to continue. Who am I to interrupt the down and dirty time of lice.

Or Joe Cocker...

"You can leave your hat on!!!!"

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OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

60 seconds? I was not aware of the mating habits of lice.

I did stick them in a plastic bag to allow them to continue. Who am I to interrupt the down and dirty time of lice.

Now THAT is compassion!!

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse.

New protocol....Barry White music prior to comb through. Lice lives matter.

Well, at least they can get their last ya-yas before meeting certain death at the hands of some of the infamous louse assassins on this site.

60 seconds? I was not aware of the mating habits of lice.

I did stick them in a plastic bag to allow them to continue. Who am I to interrupt the down and dirty time of lice.

Try to imagine, if you will, the human equivalent of this...

Now THAT is compassion!!

I strive for compassion.

I feel like the occasional pop-in poster believes we school nurses lack compassion sometimes.

Try to imagine, if you will, the human equivalent of this...

Mating in a plastic bag under the watchful eyes of a school nurse 83466332966x my size? Awesome.

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