Can Assoc. RN cut diabetic toenails? - page 3

Was curious if anyone out there knows if an ADN can cut diabetic patient's toenails in Texas. I have just recently heard that we cannot. This is truly the first I have heard of it. :rolleyes: ... Read More

  1. by   CV_LVN
    Quote from Shell5
    I didn't mean to make a big deal about the toes. I have always cut the toes up until just recently. I was told by another nurse that nurses in general could do it until years ago when we were all supposedly "banned" against this by the powers that be. I thought it was absurd myself. I couldn't believe it, so I went on the hunt for info. out of curiousity and I definately don't want to be doing this and get into trouble.
    Anyway, the only nurses I could find online that were cutting diabetic toenails was BSN nurses and APN. That is the only reason I mention the difference between ADN and BSN, not for any other reason. :kiss Sorry for the confusion.
    I am going to look up the policy this weekend, if we have one. We are still in the archaic ages at my job, no computer. Wish me luck..... :wink2:
    FYI --> A BSN and MSN nurses do not have any further legal capabilities than an ADN nurse. All have an RN. Only APN's, NP's, etc have further legal capabilities. If an ADN can't do it, a BSN sure as heck can't do it either. Just to let ya know.
  2. by   CapeCodMermaid
    If I had to have someone cut my toenails, I'd much rather one of the nurses do it than the cruddy podiatrist we have. Everytime she comes in she does something nasty to someone's feet. Please don't say get another one...she's the only game in town.

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