How do I handle very long hair on patient?

OnceAnEMT

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Totally saw a lady like this in the ED lobby a few weeks back after dropping off a patient. Hers were 6 or 7 years long, and yes, I totally asked all th questions no one else wanted to.

Sweet lady, but sadly she informed me hers were not quite "Guinness Book" worthy.
Things that disgust me:
1. Penetrating eye injuries.
2. Emergency c-sections.
3. Nails so long that they are described in years, not inches.

Oh right, yeah. Tuck the hair in the shirt or under the patient.
 

VentMonkey

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Perhaps carry a bottle of this on your person from now on, OP. For empathic purposes only, course.
 

Tigger

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Now that we don't have to tape people's heads down to backboards I hardly notice hair no more.
 

VentMonkey

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I always have time to put it in a quick up-do.

Edit: ":rolleyes:" added in lieu of sarcasm missed.
 

Handsome Robb

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Personally I try to get as much hair as possible stuck to whatever tape I'm using.

If I don't have a reason to use tape...I make a reason to use tape to stick it to their hair.




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