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    Okay I am taking a course to become a CNA and i have to do a essay on Artificial Nails and Health care but here is the problem i cant find anything so if anyone has any web sites or actually any info that they know it would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks Again
    Sami
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    all I know is the agnecy I work for does not allow you to wear them if you work directly with clients. I personally try to keep my nails very short so as to not carry any more germs under them than I have to. Also, I would have a problem with them going through the gloves.
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    Yea i know that much i am really having difficulty because my instructor gave me this essay to do and all it says is Artificial Nails and Healthcare but i cant find any information at all Would u know like a website that gives info on health care that i could go to?
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    Quote from Irishkisses08
    Okay I am taking a course to become a CNA and i have to do a essay on Artificial Nails and Health care but here is the problem i cant find anything so if anyone has any web sites or actually any info that they know it would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks Again
    Sami
    Try your state's department of health,the CDC and the WHO websites,too
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    No that didnt work either sheesh this is harder then i thought!!
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    The issue is directly related to infection control. The nails harbor organisms which can spread Nosocomial Infections.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/fake-...s-35219-7.html
    http://www.nurseweek.com/news/features/03-06/nails.asp

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote from Irishkisses08
    Okay I am taking a course to become a CNA and i have to do a essay on Artificial Nails and Health care but here is the problem i cant find anything so if anyone has any web sites or actually any info that they know it would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks Again
    Sami
    Try using multiple search engines and type different words (fake, artificial, press on, etc. and then type organisms, yeast, bacteria, etc..not just aritificial nails and health care.


    But, to start you off!!!!!!!!!!!

    Marsden Manual (Ch.4) states...

    "Artificial nails harbour microbes and cannot be cleaned as effectively as short, natural nails and must not be worn by those undertaking aseptic techniques (Porteous 2002)."


    Here is a journal aricle by Porteous J.
    Can Oper Room Nurs. J. 2002 Sep;20(3)16-7,20-1.


    Here is a newsletter from ICP Associates...Artificial Nails and Healthcare Associated Infections
    AND
    Must I really take off my beautiful nails?


    From Yale-New Haven Hospital's site
    "New 'Natural and Artificial Nails Policy',Artificial nails and long natural nails harbor large numbers of bacteria and yeast under and around the nail and have been linked to the transmission of infections to patients in healthcare settings."


    Good luck with your assignment.

    Sincerely,
    Jay
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    Thought you might like to peruse this article I found at http://infectioncontrol.ucsfmedicalc...long_fing.html
    Good luck!
    The article is based on Evidence Based Standards.
    Last edit by chadash on Aug 25, '06
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    I searched the forum for one Link, someone put online here about Infection Control! But I cannto find it anymore!
    Some people used it here and it was very helpful for them! But I cant' remember who posted it and what exactly it was!
    Can anybody help me?

    thanks a lot! Jenny


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