Hair care is an essential part of personal hygiene and has an important role in maintaining self-esteem and quality of life. Supporting patients to maintain hair care when they cannot do this themselves is a fundamental aspect of nursing care. This article outlines the procedure for washing patients’ hair when they are confined to bed.

Procedure for washing patients’ hair in bed

Citation: Lawton S, Shepherd E (2019) Procedure for washing patients’ hair in bed. Nursing Times [online]; 115: 6, 60-62.

Authors: Sandra Lawton is nurse consultant dermatology, Rotherham Foundation Trust; Eileen Shepherd is clinical editor, Nursing Times.