Head lice infestations CPD - Free Online CPD Courses for Nurses and GPs

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Head lice infestations

Head lice infestations are common, especially among children,1 and can be distressing. Usually, head lice are a nuisance. Occasionally, however, head lice cause complications.2-4 Moreover, head lice resistant to conventional pediculicides are increasingly common.3-5 This module helps you better counsel patients, parents and carers about the prevention and treatment of head lice infestations.


After studying this module you should:

  • Epidemiology, biology and consequences of head lice infestations
  • Importance of rapid diagnosis and effective treatment
  • Mode of action of treatments for head lice
  • Important information to communicate about head lice


  • Read the clinical review content
  • Complete the online assessment
  • Receive CPD certificate


Written by: Mark Greener BSc (Hons)
Reviewed by: Michelle Thomas MSc, RHV, RGN, V100 CNP, RNT, HEA Fellow


This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC)..

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