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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154188
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence based management of head lice in the school setting
Abstract:
Evidence based management of head lice in the school setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Edelstein, Joan, MSN, DrPH, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Oakland Unified School District ACPHD
Title:School Nurse, Asthma Specialist
[Evidence-based Presentation] Managing cases of head lice in the schools by nurses should be based on scientifically and medically justified evidence. Head lice are rarely a medical problem, and they do not pose a public health threat yet most schools exclude students identified as having nits or lice, resulting in unnecessary absence and subsequent risk of academic failure, stygmatizing, and bullying. Head lice cause unnecessary absence from school and work, millions of dollars misspent on remedies, and unnecessary treatment of misdiagnosed infestations. Studies demonstrate that screening for head lice in schools does not decrease the incidence of head lice and are not cost effective. Results of studies suggest that education of parents in identifying and managing head lice is more effective and that class wide or school wide screening should be discouraged. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of School Nurses, the Centers for Disease Control, the California State Department of Health, and the Harvard School of Public Health have all recommended that students with nits and/or head lice infestations need not be excluded from school. Adopting an evidence based approach to head louse infestations will improve attendance, reduce screenings that neither are cost-effective nor an efficient use of staff and student time. This presentation provides facts about head lice; evidence based management of head lice for nurses in the school setting; how nurses can change policy in the schools to address head lice; and implementation, including education, of staff, students, and the community, of new and appropriate policies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence based management of head lice in the school settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154188-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evidence based management of head lice in the school setting</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Edelstein, Joan, MSN, DrPH, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oakland Unified School District ACPHD</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School Nurse, Asthma Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">joanmed@earthlink.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Managing cases of head lice in the schools by nurses should be based on scientifically and medically justified evidence. Head lice are rarely a medical problem, and they do not pose a public health threat yet most schools exclude students identified as having nits or lice, resulting in unnecessary absence and subsequent risk of academic failure, stygmatizing, and bullying. Head lice cause unnecessary absence from school and work, millions of dollars misspent on remedies, and unnecessary treatment of misdiagnosed infestations. Studies demonstrate that screening for head lice in schools does not decrease the incidence of head lice and are not cost effective. Results of studies suggest that education of parents in identifying and managing head lice is more effective and that class wide or school wide screening should be discouraged. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of School Nurses, the Centers for Disease Control, the California State Department of Health, and the Harvard School of Public Health have all recommended that students with nits and/or head lice infestations need not be excluded from school. Adopting an evidence based approach to head louse infestations will improve attendance, reduce screenings that neither are cost-effective nor an efficient use of staff and student time. This presentation provides facts about head lice; evidence based management of head lice for nurses in the school setting; how nurses can change policy in the schools to address head lice; and implementation, including education, of staff, students, and the community, of new and appropriate policies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:48:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:48:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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