Healthcare Professionals Handbook
Finally, a book has been written by and for healthcare personnel to help you deal more safely and effectively with individuals who have body piercings:
Body Piercing Removal: Healthcare Professionals Handbook
by Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, CPEN, EMT-P
The common practice in the medical and dental fields has been, "When in doubt, take it out!" But how do you take the jewelry out? Are you prepared for a patient with multiple body piercings? This step-by-step, 156-page, full-color pictorial guide provides a visual overview of many common (and not so common) body piercings, as well as insights into how, when, and if the jewelry should be removed.
The easy-to-follow instructions, designed especially with the needs of healthcare professionals in mind, will help prepare you to properly care for your pierced patients.
Also includes a bonus removal video--A 20 minute DVD disc, recorded in an emergency department that utilizies live pierced models to show the step-by-step procedures and tools needed for safe body jewelry removal. Scott DeBoer provides the medical narrative while a professional body piercer demonstrates the safe removal procedures.
Full disclosure: Elayne Angel, author of The Piercing Bible, was involved in editing the sections that relate to body jewelry and its removal.