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How To Wash A Patient's Hair In Bed

How To Wash A Patient's Hair In Bed

VideoJug user Interlac presents a short video on how to wash a patients hair in bed. Vivian shows you how to properly and carefully carry this out, to make sure the patient is always comfortable and clean.

Step 1: Block Your Ears

My name is Robert, our demonstrator is Vivian and the model is Rita. Vivian is going to demonstrate a wonderful way of washing a patient's hair in bed. So Vivian what is the first step?

The first step is to put a cottonball in the ears to block it so that the water cannot get into the ears. That's what I'm doing.

Step 2: Water Bag

Okay, and now we go to the second step. This is a bag and I'm going to cut it into two. So, Vivian is ripping it along the side about halfway down, and I'm going to tie it over the head. Then when Vivian uses water the bag is going to catch the water. Then use a towel to wrap around the neck. Hold this over your forehead so the water will not get into the eyes.

Step 3: Shampoo The Hair

Now we're ready for the next step in washing Rita's hair. I'm putting the shampoo. This is the shampoo. So Rita's hair is all soaped up with shampoo. I'm going to rinse it. Okay and the water falls into the plastic bag. I make sure I go down the back. I need to wash all the soap off.

Step 4: Wash and Rinse

Okay. How are you doing in there Rita? I'm fine. Vivian is thoroughly getting all of the soap out. Now she releases the bag. And that is it. There it is. That's amazing. Isn't that amazing? Your whole head gets washed and everything and nothing on the bed. Is there any other step or is that it