Back to School? The 'No Nit' Policy

Rollins, Judy A.
September 2010
Pediatric Nursing;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p236
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of the problem of head lice in school children and discusses a no nit policy which was developed by the National Pediculosis Association and which requires children with head lice to be free of nits for three days before they can be allowed back to school. A discussion of research which found that no nit policies are ineffective in the prevention of head lice in schools is presented. The role that school nurses play in head lice prevention is discussed.


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