For a healthy school School Nurse School Phone Page No 5 LO 7252019 SWAMPSCOTT

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For a healthy school,___________________________________________________________________________School NurseSchool PhonePage No. 5L.O. 7/25/2019
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SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC SCHOOLSHealth ServicesHEAD LICE SCREENING INFORMATION for Parents/GuardiansDear Parent/Guardian,Your child _______________________________________ was screened at school for head lice.______________ Live lice were discovered______________ Nits (eggs) were discoveredThe Swampscott Public School Protocol states that:1.If live lice were found, treatment is indicated. Students are excludedfrom school until they are live lice free. After your student has been treated for head lice, they may return to school. Please bring your student to the nurse’s office upon returning to school for re-examination. 2.Parent/Guardian will continue with examination and removal of nits (using a special fine-toothed metal nit comb or by hand) on a daily basis until the hair is nit free. Check daily for 2-3 weeks toavoid re-infestation. What are they?Head lice are insects that live on the human scalp and feed on blood. They are a nuisance, but not a medical emergency. Head lice hatch from small eggs (nits) that are attached with cement-like substance to the shaft of individual hairs. Eggs hatch in about 10-14 days. Once hatched, the head lice matures in less than 2 weeks. Common Findings:Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness. They love clean hair because they can hold onto it better.Lice do not hop, jump or fly; the only way they get from person to person is direct contact with infested hair.Signs and Symptoms:Itching of skin where lice feed on the scalp, neck or complaints about itchiness.Nits may be glued to hair, mostly seen behind ears and at nape of the neck.Scratching behind ears and nape of neck.MANAGEMENT:Consult with your healthcare provider for over-the-counter medications (pediculocides) that kill head lice and nits. Use exactly according to the instructions. Remove the nits by combing them out with a special metal fine-toothed comb because nits do not wash out.oInfested articles (hats, bedding, and pillows) that can be washed should be cleaned with hot water and dried on the hot setting.oThoroughly vacuum mattresses, rugs, and upholstered furniture.oWash combs and brushes in a shampoo approved to kill lice, or soak in hot water (>128 degrees) for at least 5 minutes. oPut nonwashable items (furry toys or pillows) in a hot dryer for 20 minutes or dry clean them. oSeal items that cannot be washed or dried in a plastic bag for 10 days (any lice or eggs present will die in this time).___________________________________________________________________________School NurseSchool PhoneParent Contacted YES___________________NO_______________________Comments: _________________________________________Date_______________Page No. 6L.O. 7/25/2019
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SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC SCHOOLSHealth ServicesNotes from the NurseDate______________There have been some recent confirmed cases of head lice in your child’s classroom. At the present time, we believe the situation is under control. The school nurse encourages parents to check their child. If you look closely at the scalp and see small, pear/gray eggs firmly attached to the hair shaft, your child has nits (eggs) and may also have live crawling lice, so look carefully. Nits (eggs) are found on hairs at the crown of the head, at the nape of the neck and behind the ears, but they may be laid anywhere on the scalp.
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