Pediculosis (Lice) and Scabies Management

Pediculosis (Lice) and Scabies Management


  • Assess the family’s knowledge of lice and scabies infestation and etiology of the child’s current exposure.

  • Determine by child’s history, secondary reporting, or direct examination of the child whether the child is at risk for lice or scabies infestation and requires further evaluation and treatment.

  • Teach the family about lice and scabies transmission and the importance of the treatment.

  • Assess the child’s home environment and the family’s access to needed supplies.

  • If infestation is suspected, determine the child’s recent contacts and discuss the need to have these contacts referred for assessment of lice or scabies.

Jul 9, 2020 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Pediculosis (Lice) and Scabies Management

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