Peds Case Study 1 Clinical with answers.docx - Peds\u2019 Clinical Case Study with Answers Scenario A.P is an 8-year-old who is sent to the nurse's office

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Peds’ Clinical Case Study with Answers Scenario A .P. is an 8-year-old who is sent to the nurse's office because she has had a several-day history of scratching her head so badly that she complains that her “head hurts.” You complete a general examination of A.P.'s head and notice that she has red, irritated areas with several scratch marks; a few open sores; and sesame seed–sized, silvery white and yellow nodules (bugs) that are adhered to many ofher hair shafts. You determine that A.P. has pediculosis capitis.1. W hat is pediculosis capitis? Pediculosis capitis is a lice infestation of the scalp and hair.2. What will be your next steps in A.P.'s care? Use a bright light and magnifying glass to evaluate the location and degree of head lice and nits (eggs) along the hair shaft, looking very closely at the scalp line. Contact A.P.'s parents and inform them of your findings. A.P. will need to be treated with a pediculocide shampoo, such as permethrin1% cream rinse, which kills adult lice and nits.
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