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Great shampoos for the bed bound
on August 12, 2014
This is a must have product if you care for someone who is not mobile enough for a standard shampoo. Everyone has a right to clean hair and the powder products are just horrible. A good bed shampoo is not an easy thing to accomplish and this inexpensive device makes it easy. The inflatable basin is very comfortable and easy to use. At the neck opening, I place a folded finger tip towel to absorb any drips. Note next to it the little inflatable head support cushion that prevents neck strain and helps the patient feel safe and comfortable. Not shown is the plastic tubing that allows the basin to drain into your bucket below. Do not attempt to carry the basin when filled with water. Water is heavy and will be too much for the seams. Use the drain. We have found this to be the easiest method: (1) lay a towel and optional underlying plastic under the inflated device. (2) add the neck towel. (3) using safest method for your patient, lift or roll patient in place, cradling neck over the towel at the neck opening. (4) Use plastic bottles, a quart is good, to hold warm water, leaving one for rinse water and adding the shampoo to the other to dilute. (5) Shampoo well, pull out the drain plug, rinse and let the water run out the tubing. Repeat with the creme rinse. Refill quart bottles and use plenty of water for a great result that will make your patient feel very good.