Head Lice: You Do Really Need to Know This - CMA280

Head Lice: You Do Really Need to Know This

by Lisa Hughes, MSN-ed, RN, CCRN
(4.7 / 436 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations of head lice occur each year in the U.S. among children ages 3 to 11. The control of head lice is based frequently on perceptions rather than evidence. This program will expand healthcare professionals’ understanding of head lice transmission and treatment.


The goal of this continuing education program is to expand nurses' and certified medical assistants' understanding of head lice transmission and treatment. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the characteristics of head lice, their identification and transmission
  • State the treatment options most widely used for head lice infestation
  • Discuss return-to-school policies

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and certified medical assistants.
Certified medical assistants: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical/general continuing education unit(s) (approval #136688 for 9/16/2019 to 9/16/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.

Course Originally Released on: 4/22/2002
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/21/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/16/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Angela P - Hill City , KS  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Creepy crawly study that was well presented and factual. I would recommend this course to others.
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Maribeth G - Wilmington, DE  ·  Apr 08, 2020
It is a relief to know the correct method to treat headlice on children.
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Megan E - St. Charles, IA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Very interesting. Makes my head itch, though.
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Kelly M - Boone, IA  ·  Apr 07, 2020
good information about head lice
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Jennifer D - Durham, NC  ·  Apr 07, 2020
Educated me more about head lice
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00