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My female patient wants me to shave her pubic hair, she cant do it herself she only has limited movement of one arm . Should I do it? (I would rather not) any advice? Update-this is a LTC Vent... Read More

  1. Visit  psalm profile page
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    [QUOTE=Nurse523;3665324]This is not within the scope of practice of a nurse.
    I wouldn't do it. What if the pt complains after you've shaved and you can get into big trouble.

    Sure it is...personal hygiene and patient comfort and safety are within our scope of practice, part of our ADLs. We wash the patient's body and hair if they can't. If the pubic hair gets in the way of foley, or is so long it gets to the rectum, there's the hygiene issues. I don't know if shaving would be necessary, just cut the last 5-6 inches. And I HAD a patient with pubic hair so long it would get caught in her perineal and rectal folds, and pull, causing pain, frustration and embarassment. Or be stuck to her Depends after a bowel movement. But it has to be with pt. permission.
  2. Visit  GadgetRN71 profile page
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    Quote from ECKPowers
    Thats just shag nasty. Tell that woman to send her mom to Walgreens for some wax! Nurses have better things to do.And it's still shag nasty!
    Ok, I am so stealing that phrase "shag nasty"... Never heard it before though.
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  3. Visit  Flare profile page
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    Quote from HippyGreenPeaceChick
    I have never heard of an "Alternate Shaving Delegate", is this some kind of an official title.
    I hear it's an honor to some to be named "Alternate Shaving Delegate"
  4. Visit  Nurse523 profile page
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    I don't regulary use razor blades as my method to remove hair for personal reasons. Especially electric razors. Therefore I cannot say that I will be confident to trim one's pubic hair.

    There are always pros and cons to actions. I don't mean to be a pessimist but I see a lot of cons to trimming someone's public hair. The original post did state that the pt did complain of the way how it was trimmed. I think it would be best if the pt can get a family member or hire a private care attendant to provide personal grooming because this pt appears to like how things are done specifically and that person will be very knowledgeable of what the pt wants and doesn't want.
  5. Visit  southernbeegirl profile page
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    i dont get it. whats the big deal? if it needs done for cleanliness or a medical problem, i'd just do it. no biggie for me.

    i wont do it just so they can have a cute hooha, but if they need it and cant do it, i'd help.

    i've shaved quite a few hoohas in my career. i do it in hopes that someone will shave mine when i need it, lol.
  6. Visit  coffee4metech profile page
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    Well my philosphy is once you seen one you have seen them all!!!
  7. Visit  ECKPowers profile page
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    Quote from SquirrelRN71
    Ok, I am so stealing that phrase "shag nasty"... Never heard it before though.
    LOL By all means! I just said it one day and it stuck...
  8. Visit  Callmecrazy1234 profile page
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    i do not know about you but..i am not going to school for 4 years to manage someones jungle!! Had i been interested i would have got a job at a beauty salon giving Brazilian bikini waxes!:wink2::wink2:
  9. Visit  pawsomepooch47 profile page
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    I don't think it's weird either--when I worked in maternity a few years ago i was surprised how many women came in in labor partially or fully shaved. But I wouldn't do this for a patient, if one of the CNA's wanted to it would be okay with me. It's only hair.
  10. Visit  pawsomepooch47 profile page
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    Used to be shaving hoo haa's was part of surgical prep anyway.
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  11. Visit  cursedandblessed profile page
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    no!! i'm not going to read all 17 pages.
  12. Visit  woknblues profile page
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    Quote from Callmecrazy1234
    i do not know about you but..i am not going to school for 4 years to manage someones jungle!! Had i been interested i would have got a job at a beauty salon giving Brazilian bikini waxes!:wink2::wink2:
    You may be in for some surprises. I have had days (in school, mind you), where I would have given anything to trade what I was doing, for a little hedge trimming...

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