Head Louse Infestations: Evidence-Based Strategies and Best Practices for Tackling Head Lice Webinar
As a school nurse, a significant part of your job includes managing the controversies, misinformation, policy issues, and fear surrounding one of the most common childhood maladies: head lice. Because parents and school officials exaggerate the importance of head lice and their impact on public health, you probably spend a lot of time on search-and-destroy missions to eradicate head lice from your school. But these expectations are often misguided and counterproductive and, as a result, divert you from other responsibilities of your job.
If you think you're spending too much time identifying head lice and other pests, diagnosing infestations, enforcing "no-nit" or "no-louse" exclusion policies, and providing information and guidance to parents and students, you're not alone. These policies, frequently based on folklore and marketing ploys, can perpetuate an unwarranted fear of head louse "outbreaks." But by providing more up-to-date, evidence-based information to school health personnel, and the students and parents they serve, you'll be better able to make more appropriate decisions about and pursue effective action against head lice.
School nurses like you must be equipped to guide and educate your school community on best practices for identifying and managing pediculosis (infestations of head lice). But do you know how to separate the latest myths from the realities of head lice? What steps should you take to evaluate the problem in your school? What's the best way to deal with anxious parents and school officials? And how can you contain infestations while minimizing exposure to potentially hazardous treatment options?
Get answers to these questions and more when you register to attend the latest SchoolNurse.com webinar, "Head Louse Infestations: Evidence-Based Strategies and Best Practices for Tackling Head Lice" on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Listen as two prominent experts on head lice and other pest infestations show you how to identify and judge the viability of head lice and their eggs. You'll learn how to provide better guidance to parents and school officials on louse management and policy issues. And you'll come away with ideas to help your school reduce its reliance on inappropriate treatments, enhance attendance rates, and develop better relations between parents and school officials.
Register today to guarantee your place at this essential learning session. And remember that your entire team can participate with you when you register. We also encourage you to invite school-board and other school officials, PTA members, parents, school-board, and anyone else with the potential to influence the policies and procedures regarding the management of head lice infestations in your school.