Body Piercing Removal is a colorful, informative resource for individuals working in areas where body piercings offer a challenge when providing care in critical situations. This colorful resource includes a DVD with a step-by-step guide to the removal of body piercing jewelry. There are many pictures and examples throughout the book.
Topics include the various examinations and procedures in which body piercings may need to be removed, tools for removal of body piercing jewelry, tips on how to maintain the patency of the piercing, and descriptions and examples of the variety of locations of body piercing jewelry, from ears to eyebrows to chest and genitalia. Finally, a chart summarizes the types of piercings. As the number of patients with piercings increases, health care providers working in the emergency department or perioperative area must be knowledgeable about the safe removal and preservation of the jewelry and pierced site.