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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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Nope, natural nails only!

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

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 at our facility. Natural nails only.

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

We do not allow this.

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

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)

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)]

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