Which of the following manifestations observed by the school nurse confirms the presence of pediculosis capitis in students?
Scratching the head more than usual
Flakes evident on a student's shoulders
Oval pattern occipital hair loss
Whitish oval specks sticking to the hair
: Whitish oval specks sticking to the hair. Diagnosis of pediculosis capitis is made by observation of the white eggs (nits) firmly
attached to the hair shafts. Treatment can include application of a medicated shampoo with lindane for children over 2 years of
age, and meticulous combing and removal of all nits.
When interviewing the parents of a child with asthma, it is most important to assess the child's environment for what factor?
The mother of a 2 month-old baby calls the nurse 2 days after the first DTaP, IPV, Hepatitis B and HIB immunizations. She
reports that the baby feels very warm, cries inconsolably for as long as 3 hours, and has had several shaking spells. In addition to
referring her to the emergency room, the nurse should document the reaction on the baby's record and expect which
immunization to be
associated with the findings the infant is displaying?