Head Lice

Head Lice
Head Lice


“The school nurse plays an integral role in providing education related to treatment and environmental recommendations for families affected by head lice.” (Bultas & Smith, 2022) Yet school nurses struggle with what their role in this very sensitive issue. As the leader who bridges health care and education, the registered professional school nurse… advocates for evidence-based head lice management strategies that eliminate exclusionary practices and promote positive student outcomes, including reduced absenteeism. (NASN, 2020)

NASN Resource

Position Statement - Head Lice Management in Schools

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National Guidelines

Head Lice | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Parasites

Additional Resources

No-Panic Guide to Head Lice Treatment | Johns Hopkins Medicine

Head Lice: What Parents Need to Know | Healthychildren.org from the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Page last updated September 2022.