Artifical nails and Infections

  1. I know many hospitals have banned or are in the process of banning artifical nails.
    If you work for a hospital that has banned them for awhile, can you please find out if your rates of infection have dropped? I'm doing a college project on this subject but cannot find any after the fact studies to show banning the nails has made a difference.
    Thanks!
    (If there are any studies you know of, I'd love to see them too!)
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   NurseStacey143
    http://infectioncontrol.ucsfmedicalc...long_fing.html

    There are some good reports on here. Good luck on your paper.
  4. by   SandyB
    http://www.slackinc.com/general/iche/stor0200/2ed.htm

    for anyone interested in someone who doesn't think banning the artifical nails is necessary.
    Thanks NurseStacey143- I actually called UCSF and spoke with the infection control nurse....she is super nice and very helpful!

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