Head Lice: Providing Effective Education to Children and Families
Pediculus humanus capitis is the medical term given to the ever so common head lice found on many school age children, generally between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Head lice is found only on humans and typically any time of the year, however the incidence rate is highest between the months of August and November (Price, Burkhart, Burkhart, & Islam, 1999). Contrary to popular belief, the wingless parasites do not jump from one host to another. They are only transmitted via close contact between human hair or through soft fabric items such as hats, scarves, combs, and towels. Head lice do not carry or transmit diseases to their host, but they can make the scalp very itchy and removing them is an extremely tedious process. Head lice can also be very embarrassing for the children and the parents as well. The school nurse plays an important role in discovering the infestation and effectively educating the family of the child to ensure successful results with treatment and elimination. Most importantly the school nurse must be particularly sensitive to the child’s feelings regarding lice and avoid excluding the child from any activities to prevent shaming from their peers and overall feelings of embarrassment (Price et al., 1999).
How can the school nurse better educate children as well as their family members about head lice and ways to help prevent or successfully treat infestations?
The organization under investigation is Child Protective Services, also referred to as CPS, which is an agency within the Department of Family and Protective Services. CPS is a governmental organization that has existed for years. The agency is designed to protect children from abuse and neglect. There are numerous cases that are called in on a daily basis in the state of Texas, and it is the duty of state employees to address all allegations in a timely manner. The positions held as a caseworker within the agency are either Investigator, Special Investigator, Family Based Safety Services Specialist, or Conservatorship Specialist. Due to the required work and deadlines involved with being a caseworker at CPS, the job can become very
Any individual who comes into contact with children in their daily work has a duty to ensure the safety and well-being of children. Safeguarding means protecting and promoting the childs welfare and putting measures in place to prevent abuse. Child protection is protecting a child when there is reason to believe that the child has suffered or is likely to suffer from abuse or neglect. In order to ensure this happens within a school setting, there are many laws that protect the welfare and safeguarding of children:-
This clinical experience took place at Peyton Elementary School and Prairie Heights Elementary School. Kamille, Ben and I were to teach hand hygiene, covering your cough and brushing your teeth to three Pre-K classes. First we developed a lesson plan and teaching aid for our students. Then, we gathered supplies such as spray bottles, dye, subject specific coloring sheet and a dinosaur with large teeth and tooth brush. Kids Rock dentistry in Colorado Springs was nice enough to borrow us the dinosaur and also gave us activity books for the kids. When we arrived at Peyton Elementary School at 0800, we noticed it was a very nice school. We met the school nurse at the office where we signed in. She showed us to classroom where the children
In 1980, about 500,000 children were in foster care, but a series of successful reforms began with that year 's Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act which dramatically decreased the number of children in foster care. But in the early 1990s, with the advent of crack cocaine and an economic recession numbers went back up. Child welfare advocates said that the foster care system was in need of changes so that children spend less time in foster placements and that America’s child welfare system needed an improvement. Some children in care were separated from their siblings, others transitioned from one foster care placement to another, never knowing where to call home. Too many children were being abused in systems that were supposed to protect them. Instead of being safely reunified with their families or moved quickly into adoptive homes many remained in foster homes or institutions for years.
Working Together to safeguard children 2015 is a statutory guidance and says ‘’specific duties in relation to children’s need and children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.’’ (Gov.uk)
For 30 years, advocates, program administrators, and politicians have joined to encourage even more reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Their efforts have been successful, with about three million cases of suspected child abuse having been reported in 1993. Large numbers of endangered children still go unreported, but a serious problem had developed: Upon investigation, as many as 65 percent or the reports now being made are determined to be "unsubstantiated", raising serious civil liberties concerns and placing a huge burden on investigative staffs.
Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures are put in place to promote the safety and welfare of children and young people. This includes policies that are linked with health, safety, personal care and individual rights.
Dermatophyte infections occur throughout the life span in both the sexes. However, tinea capitis is usually confined to children, and is rarely seen in adults. On the other hand, Tinea pedis is uncommon under the age of ten.
A disclaimer: prepare to leave this review digging at your head and feeling imaginary bugs crawling on your skin. Parasites like head lice are disgusting, but as a mother of three and after seven years working at a daycare center, it’s a subject I am all too familiar with. We recently had an outbreak at my home. You would think having boys would make me immune to this chore, but not a chance with kids that love that unkempt, long-haired, rock and roll style. After trying quite a few lice treatment products through the years, Nix Complete Lice Elimination Kit genuinely impressed me. It’s not something I like dealing with, but this product eased some of the headache.
The Collaborative Strategy on Bed Bugs was developed by the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup1, to explain the federal role in bed bug control and highlight ways that all levels of government, community, academia and private industry can work together to reduce bed bugs across the United States. Adjusting bed bugs can be very expensive and nearly all communities and states are currently facing issues with enough resources for individual families. The strategy used has four priority areas for bed bug control; Prevention, Surveillance and Integrated Pest Management, Education and Communication, and Research. Each of these areas is critical to national and local efforts, to raise awareness within communities and prevent future outbreaks. (Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections,
The Term topic I chose to research about is Child Welfare Services. This topic has a variety of different regulations and forms that makes this program run. Child Welfare Services have been around for quite some time and has been helping out as much as they are allowed to. This program has a time line of many important events that all build up the Child Welfare program.
That was a big problem with the soldiers living in the trenches because when one soldier gets it then it would pass on very quickly. Bactria get under the skin when the soldiers scratch and brake the skin, which ends up in the blood stream. The recovery usually takes 2 months, only few people are permanently remain infectious to lice. Some of the symptoms include a fever, rashes and skin lesions on you chest and back. In World War 1 trench fever effected around 800,000 soldiers.
As the school nurse role evolves, there are increasingly more health concerns for the school