School Nursing...the best of jobs and the worst, all at the same time !

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by Keepstanding Keepstanding, ASN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

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cynmrn

cynmrn

Specializes in School Nursing, Telemetry. Has 2 years experience. 124 Posts

The lice drama is what's gonna put me over the edge! We have a parent requesting that their kids be allowed to sit in their chairs rather than sit on the carpet during carpet time because they're afraid they'll catch lice....they're not sitting THAT close...and the carpet is NOT where they are getting it....Luckily the teacher is amazing and is not being fazed by all this lice drama and is totally willing to give them the appropriate facts.

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2,533 Posts

The lice thing drives me crazy too. I'm tired of parents thinking it's the schools responsibility to eradicate lice. Lice have been around as long as man, and schools haven't been able to stop the spread of lice for centuries, they certainly aren't going to anytime soon.

I honestly think a lice vaccine would stop the antivaxer debate all together-- pro and anti vaxers alike will line up in droves to get their kid inoculated!

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics Retired. 1 Article; 4,787 Posts

The lice thing drives me crazy too. I'm tired of parents thinking it's the schools responsibility to eradicate lice. Lice have been around as long as man, and schools haven't been able to stop the spread of lice for centuries, they certainly aren't going to anytime soon.

I honestly think a lice vaccine would stop the antivaxer debate all together-- pro and anti vaxers alike will line up in droves to get their kid inoculated!

You may be on to something!! I give my dogs monthly oral medicine to prevent heart worm, flea, and tick outbreaks. Maybe the CDC could come up with an oral lice prophylaxis.