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Nail polish strips

The new rage seems to be the adhesive nail polish strips. What are thoughts and/or policies for scrubbing with them on?

Started by: Yvonne Hunter (Other) at April 29, 2019 (9:42 am)

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Not at our facility. Nail enhancements are just that-to be avoided. Until studies prove that don't harbor bacteria our policy will not change.

M. SMITH (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at April 29, 2019 (11:34 am) [last edited on April 29, 2019 (11:35 am)]

Not at our facility. Nail enhancements are just that-to be avoided.

M. SMITH (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at April 29, 2019 (11:35 am)

No nail accessories or enhancements allowed. Natural Nails all the way, every day!
Any nail enhancement is a risk for transmission of unwanted germs and possible infections.

Michelle Brinkley (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at April 29, 2019 (11:39 am)

We do not allow this.

Kathy Turek (OR Manager/Supervisor) at April 29, 2019 (11:42 am)

Not at our facility. Natural nails only.
Susan Canada ASC Coordinator/OR Manager

Susan Canada (OR Manager/Supervisor) at April 29, 2019 (11:55 am)

Not at our facility. Natural nails only.

Mariel Wesson (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at April 29, 2019 (11:57 am)

Nothing but bare fingernails. Every type of enhancement has the potential to transfer germs.
Vicki Lynch, Educator Surgical Services

Vicki Lynch (Other) at April 29, 2019 (12:04 pm)

Not in our OR. Natural nails only!!!
Deborah Hammond, RN
Perioperative Educator for Surgical Services.

Deborah Hammond (Other) at April 29, 2019 (12:09 pm)

Nope, natural nails only!

Angela R. (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at April 29, 2019 (12:20 pm)

Just as with artificial nails, water can seep under and grow yeast, pseudomonas and other water bugs. These are not allowed in to be worn by OR or any other direct patient care staff.

J. Holmes (Other) at April 29, 2019 (12:37 pm)

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