Washing the care recipient’s cr hair in bed

Try: #help the cr shift so that his or her head is close to the edge of the bed #set up a chair or stool directly under the head and place the bucket on it #place a plastic sheet under the cr’s neck and drape it down into the bucket so that the water will flow down into the bucket #drape a towel around the cr’s neck and offer a towel to cover the cr’s eyes #pour the warm water gently over the cr’s head #apply shampoo and massage it gently into the cr’s scalp take your time if the #cr enjoys this part #rinse the hair with warm water #wrap with a towel #finish towel drying or dry with a hair dryer

Materials: Two pitchers of warm water towels shampoo plastic sheet bucket chair or stool

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from the complete guide to home nursing by diana hastings rgn rcnt

Keywords: Bathing cleaning cleanliness bed-bath hygiene washing

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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