Wash your hands and put on gown.
Take supplies to the bedside.
Maintain privacy by using screen.
Explain the procedure to the patient.
Give hair care.
Loosen the hair.
Apply oil to hair if necessary.
Comb and arrange the hair in the style the patient prefers.
If hair are braided, secure the end of braid.
Replace the supplies.
Position the patient bringing head on the edge of bed and shoulders raised on a pillow so that head is slightly down.
Place the protective sheet and bath towel under the head.
Place the trough in the patient' s neck and direct it into the bucket.
Place cotton in patient' s ears and wash cloth over eyes.
Loosen the hair and remove hair pins
Mix hot and cold water and check the temperature of water at the back of hand.
Wet the hair, apply soap and shampoo and work up the lather.
Start cleaning at the hairline and work towards the back of the head and then to the front of head symmetrically. Message the scalp first and then the hair with the finger tips. Add water as necessary to work up the lather.
Rinse thoroughly. Squeeze off water from the hair.
Wrap bath towel around the hair.
Remove the trough and slip the pillow under the head by raising head and shoulder. Place patients head on protective sheet over the pillow and rub the head gently with towel. Spread the hair out on bath towel with hot water bottle underneath to dry in winter.
When it is dry, apply oil, comb it arrange in the style the patient prefers.
Remove , clean ,dry, and replace the supplies. c. Treating pediculosiss
Prediculsis capits (head louse)
put on gown and follow first five steps a of washing.
Wet the hair , pour mediker on hair, massage the scalp first and then the hair with finger tips working from the hairline
towards the back and then the front of the head symmetrically. Add water as necessary to work up the lather. Leave the hair in lather for five minutes and rinse.
Follow the procedure mentioned above.
Repeat the treatment within few days.
Remove the supplies, wash and boil the supplies . soak gown , clothes and linen in carbolic solution 1:20 for four hours before sending to laundary.
Soak comb and protective sheet in above solution for hours, then wash and dry.
Pediculosis corporis/ vestimenti
give a disinfectant bath.
apply antiseptic ointment to heal any injuries produced by scatching.
follow steps iv and v as above.
Pediculosis pubes (crab louse)
the hair of affected areas (pubes or axilllae) shaved and burnt.
apply disinfectant into the areas and after some hours patient given bath.
in case eyebrows and eyelashes are affected, pick up lice with forceps and apply two percent of yellow oxide of mercury.
Follow step iii as above.
wash your hands thoroughly.
Record in the nurse' s notes as under.
Combing any dandruff, pediculosis or anyother abnormal condition regarding hair or scalp.
Washing time of giving hair wash, soap, shampoo used, patients reaction.
Treating pediculosis The time, parasisticide used and the effect of treatment.