Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2 - (Page 42)

Q | feat ure | R THE LESS COMMON ROAD: Medical and Funereal Cosmetology Amber Mortensen, Editorial Director, AACS; and Noëlla Papagno WHILE MOST OF YOUR TEACHING PREPARES STUDENTS TO PERFORM SERVICES IN A SALON, THERE IS A DEMAND FOR COSMETOLOGY OUTSIDE OF THIS TRADITIONAL SETTING. TWO OPPORTUNITIES ARE CARING FOR BED-RIDDEN PATIENTS IN MEDICAL FACILITIES AND PERFORMING SERVICES ON THE DECEASED IN FUNERAL HOMES. IF, AT FIRST THOUGHT, YOU OR ONE OF YOUR STUDENTS ARE THINKING, “THAT’S NICE, BUT THIS IS NOT FOR ME,” CONSIDER THAT EVEN IF YOU DON’T PLAN TO PURSUE THESE OPPORTUNITIES, YOU MAY WANT TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THESE SERVICES. T he caring for bed-ridden patients and deceased individuals is completed by professional service providers in three industries: health care, funeral directing and cosmetology. The responsibilities of these professionals are intertwined. In my research I interviewed Noëlla Papagno, who was happy to share her experience and advice. Noëlla is a licensed cosmetologist in Florida who has been performing desairology services for over 40 years and has also worked as a medical beauty hygienic caregiver. Medical Cosmetology Bed-ridden patients can be found in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice care. Although they are unable to leave their bed, they are still interacting with doctors, nurses, volunteers, friends and family members. That said, bed patients still have a desire to look presentable, feel pampered (not neglected) and carry on with dignity. While nurses and family members take care of basic hygienic needs, this usually does not cover further than the bare necessities. Noëlla gave an example of her sister, who came home after being hospitalized for five weeks and confided to Noëlla that while she received some basic hygiene services, she hadn’t had her hair washed during that whole time period. Additional beauty hygienic services that bed patients seek include: hair and scalp cleansing, hair trims, hair color touch-ups, wig care, facials, manicures and pedicures. Patients will obtain authorization from their doctor and then contact a salon and make these requests. At the time of the appointment, it will be arranged 42 | B EA U TY LIN K | T O O LS O F T HE T RADE 2 0 0 9 Cosmetology professionals are a part of medical and funereal services, whether or not you envisioned working on patients or in funeral homes when you chose this career path.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2

Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
The Workings of Washington
The Ergonomics of Cosmetology
Creating the Perfect Brow
Smart Technology
Is Your Web Site Hooking Visitors?
And Then There's Compliance
Voices from the Classroom
Marketing to Male Clientele
Lasers in the Esthetics Industry: Past, Present and Future
Unemployment’s Influence
2009 AACS Select Industry Partners
The Less Common Road
Candid Cameras
Regulatory Issues
CEA Convention
Early Warning Indicators
Beauty Schools 101
Multicultural Corner
Upcoming Events
New Products & Services
People & Places
2009 AACS Spring Management Conference
New School Member Profile
Look Who's Reading
Index to Advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2