Lice Information/Updated Protocol

The following excerpt is the position statement of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) regarding HEAD LICE:

"It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the management of head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) in the school setting should not disrupt the educational process. Leadership provided by the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as the school nurse) can impact reduction of the stigma associated with head lice by providing accurate health education including anticipatory guidance to the school community and implementing evidence-based strategies for the management of head lice in schools. Evidence-based strategies include abandoning “no-nit” school policies, allowing children to remain in class and participate in school-sponsored activities when live lice or nits (the eggs of head lice) are found on their heads, notifying parents/caregivers at the end of the school day when findings indicate the presence of a head lice infestation, and educating parents/caregivers about evidence-based treatment options."

The Millbury Public Schools Health Services Dept has updated the head lice protocol accordingly. The following is the updated protocol:

LICE Protocol

For additional information about head lice from the CDC and National Association of School Nurses, see the attachments below. You can also visit the following sites/links to learn more:
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