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

Cover of Body Piercing Removal Handbook

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.

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Full disclosure: Elayne Angel, author of The Piercing Bible, was involved in editing the sections that relate to body jewelry and its removal.