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J Sch Health. 1998 Apr;68(4):146-50.

From eradication to resistance: five continuing concerns about pediculosis.

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National Center for School Health Nursing, American Nurses Association, Branford, CT 06405-1715, USA.


A school nurse, serving in the capacity of infection control officer, is responsible for managing head lice infestations. The nurse's concerns on the student and parent levels include dispelling misconceptions about lice, screening, motivating correct treatment, and providing follow-up. The nurse's responsibility to the community as a whole also involves putting into practice policies that prevent the spread of infestations without promoting pediculicide resistance.

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