I am being told at my job that only nurses can cut the diabetic's fingernails and toenails. I am already being criticized and condemned for staying overtime to complete new doctor's orders, charting,etc. for the day. If I were to stay over to help cut toenails I am sure management would be furious. What do you do at your facility?
I agree only a podiatrist should deal with a diabetics toenails. Healing process, potential for infection etc. However if you are a diabetic nurse, the rules change a little. Check your policy and procedure manual to find out if you are covered or not and the contraindications of the same
Last edit by sberrn on Aug 25, '07