Hair a Problem? - page 2
Hi everyone, I have long hair (to my waist) and i was wondering if the hospital or schools suggest you have to cut it off? Kinda a silly question just my sister had the same hair as me and when she... Read More
Mar 24, '04Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,006Quote from LeesieBug(Seeing that in nurse's notes is pretty hilarious. Had to read that post and think too because i thought it said, uh, something else too)I had to re-read that one! I got it now...pus!!!! :imbar
Our school's policy is, if it's long enough, pull it back in a pony tail. Hair hanging low out of it? Put it in a bun.
Personally i wouldn't have wanted my hair (when it was down to my waist) winding up in a pile of poo or have phlegm hanging off of it. You never know what the shift might hold.
Mar 24, '04Occupation: Oncology RN Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 174; Likes: 9I also have really long hair, about mid-butt. I got in trouble once in nursing school for just having it tied back (although in the student hand book it just says to have it tied back), this teacher wanted it to be above my shoulders. Anyway,that is the only incidence I have had. It does get a little heavy when its all up for a long 12 hour shift, but its worth it.
Mar 24, '04Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,750; Likes: 16,271just be sure you tied it back or put it up somehow. cutting it is not necessary, or desireable if you don't want it cut short.
Mar 25, '04Occupation: Management, business owner Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 190; Likes: 18I'm with everyone else...I was trying to decide EXACTLY what kind of dressing you'd need...would that be a transparent dressing, wet to dry...THEN I saw the PUS in that ***** dressing... :chuckle
As far as the hair goes, probably tying it back will not be enough. You may be asked to braid it or put it in some sort of arrangement that keeps it from coming loose. That was the requirement of my school and is the loose requirement in my place of work if you have patient contact.
Mar 25, '04Occupation: RN - College Health Specialty: Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 6,584; Likes: 70Quote from LeesieBugOMG - I almost had a stroke lol. Not Fergus!I had to re-read that one! I got it now...pus!!!! :imbar
Back to the question - no problem with the hair - just keep it out of your way .
Mar 25, '04Occupation: Retired Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 4,288; Likes: 31Can you believe THIS guy is a nurse?
And all that hair too.
Mar 25, '04Occupation: lpn, currently Stay at home mom whose brain is turning to Grape Jelly Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 107; Likes: 3Quote from fergus51:chuckle :chuckle :chuckleI don't think your hair length is a problem as long as you pull it back and keep it in place. I get so disgusted when I see long hair blowing free when someone's doing a ***** dressing change! There was a girl in my nursing class who had very long hair and just put it in a pony tail, but her pony tail would get into everything (even one resident's food!). Ick. My advice would be to put it in a bun or braid it and pin it to your head.
I think you might have meant purulent, eh?
I used to have hair down to my butt , had it cut above my shoulders before my daughter was born. Some days I really miss it, others its a relief not to have to deal with it. Who says you have to get it cut really short? You could go for a longer cut.
It does get heavy on your head in a bun after a while though, I agree. I actually got tension headaches.Last edit by NurseRatchet26 on Mar 25, '04
Mar 25, '04Joined: Jul '00; Posts: 11,351; Likes: 387I am never going to live this one down!!! LOL!!! I'd edit it out, but everyone has already quoted it! Next time it will read pus-filled or something
Off topic, but an adult icu nurse actually did tell me a disgusting story about a dressing a woman had down there. I won't go into it, but I just remember thinking "thank God I work with babies!"