From eradication to resistance: five continuing concerns about pediculosis

J Sch Health. 1998 Apr;68(4):146-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1998.tb06332.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Lice Infestations / nursing
  • Lice Infestations / prevention & control*
  • Lice Infestations / therapy
  • Mass Screening
  • Scalp Dermatoses / nursing
  • Scalp Dermatoses / prevention & control*
  • Scalp Dermatoses / therapy
  • School Health Services