Figure 1-14. Care of patient's hair.
c. Hair Cutting. Barber service is provided in most service hospitals. The
barber makes regular rounds on the nursing unit or comes by appointment. The patient
receiving the service pays the fee directly to the barber. Occasionally, hairdresser
service can be arranged for patients on the unit. Ambulatory patients go to the barber
shop or beauty parlor, if the medical officer approves.
d. Shampoo. The patient confined to bed will require a cleansing shampoo at
least every two weeks. With the approval of the medical officer, plan the shampoo for a
time when the patient feels rested and has no conflicting treatments or appointments. If
the patient can be moved to a stretcher, do so and take him to a convenient sink. If this
is not possible, do the shampoo in bed.
Following is a list of equipment necessary for the procedure.
Large pitcher of warm water.
Large rubber sheet.
(e) Bath towels (3).
(g) Shampoo solution.
(h) Clean comb and brush.