Medical Advisor : physician licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin Policy The lice management program will be under the direction of the _______________ [designated staff member]. The School District shall have trained individuals who will implement the program. The Medical Advisor (MA), in conjunction with the School Nurse, community agencies such as public health, and other designated community or parent members shall review the program and policy periodically to ensure that it is meeting the needs of the school district and its families and is following best practice. Administrative Rule: School District Administrator: In consultation with [School District] School Nurse(s) and [School District] medical advisor will ensure that the lice prevention and treatment program/policies/protocols are in place and reviewed periodically. In collaboration with [School District] School Nurse(s), identify and assign responsible individuals to assist in providing guidance for the lice prevention and treatment program. Make confidential space available for implementing the lice prevention and treatment program in each occupied school building within the district. Will understand and support that mass screenings do not have any scientific basis for being done, and are not good use of School Nurse time. 2 Medical Advisor: School Nurse Summer Institute 2013, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Reviewed and updated 2016
The Medical Advisor will: Provide school district staff and parents with information on head lice infestations and treatments. 2 Take an active role as information resources for families, schools, and other community agencies. 2 School Nurse: The School Nurse will: Check a student’s head for lice if he/she is demonstrating symptoms being sure to provide the student privacy. Train school personnel o On how to check a student’s head if he or she is demonstrating symptoms of head lice, such as frequent scratching or complaining of itching.
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- Nursing, Head louse, Pediculosis, Louse, head lice, school nurses