Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg Complaint - What is head lice? Your the Nurse!!!!!!

Review by Calico on 2005-01-11
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA -- My mother, 91 yrs.young, was admitted to the Bayfront Medical Hosp. on X-mas day. After being there for a couple weeks she got head lice. I, being out of town for 1 week, saw her as soon as I got back. Looking at her, I noticed she had at least 1000 eggs in her hair,and very alive ones crawling everywhere on her head. I FREAKED!! When I told the nurses at the nurses station about this they looked at me like I had 2 heads. I actually had to take them to her & show them. Can you believe they didn't even know what they were and had never seen such a thing? Some Education!
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2005-03-20
Posted by tander on 2005-01-12:
Yuck, your poor mother. I wonder how long she'd have them if you didn't come around?
Posted by NeveragainAmazon on 2005-01-12:
Your mother is 91 years old...wow! What a wonderful long life. Sorry to hear about the pediculiasis dilemna, and the oversight by the nursing staff. Head Lice and scabies are the two most common problems that are overlooked in a hospital setting, (sad but true), but still not a reason to not know about them. Hope they followed protocol treatment for her...and much luck to you both.
Posted by huss on 2005-03-20:
Doesn't surprise me one bit - my daughter who is a RN volunteers almost every year to check heads - WHY ??? - because the school nurse has NO IDEA what to look for - even once shown she has missed many children with plenty that have been sent home for treatment and back in school to be rechecked in order to attend- haven't a clue what it takes.

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