A nurse has given home care instructions to the parent of a child with head lice. Which of the following statements indicates that the instructions are correctly understood?


•The parent should be advised that anyone can get lice. Since it is transmitted from one person to another, all family members should receive treatment.

•The child does not have to be contained once treatment is completed.

•The shampoo is a pediculocide. Head lice are parasites, not bacteria.

•Linens should be washed in hot water, but do not have to be discarded.

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